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Dez Bryant off to impressive start in Cowboys' camp

At the risk of making too much of two days of training camp, everyone in Dallas seems to agree that Cowboys rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant is off to a sensational start.

Assessing Bryant’s performance on the first day of camp on Saturday, coach Wade Phillips gushed.

He looked as good as any player at any position, on the first day, as anybody I’ve seen in a long time,” Phillips said. “He’s got a lot of ability.”

And then following Sunday’s practice, the first for the Cowboys in pads, the team’s web site singled Bryant out as the hot player in camp, noting that, among other highlights, he got behind defensive back Mike Jenkins and caught a deep ball.

As for the question of whether Bryant could push Roy Williams out of a job, DallasCowboys.com points out that Williams was jeered by fans after dropping a pass, and that Bryant followed up Williams’ drop with two good catches.

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  1. GreggyD says: Jul 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    I’m sick and tired of all the Cowboys puff pieces about Dez Bryant already and camp just started. This is gonna get old real fast.
    He beat THE Mike Jenkins and caught a deep ball??? Stop the presses! Give me a break…

  2. funi says: Jul 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    Wiat till he comes across the middle and gets hit, then see if he drops the pass, breaks a tackle or lies on the field like cokehead Mike Irvin did in Philly!

  3. Duck Fallas says: Jul 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    Doesn’t take much to unseat Roy Williams. Especially now that JJ has a new toy to play with.

  4. FumbleNuts says: Jul 25, 2010 3:51 PM

    “DallasCowboys.com points out that Williams was jeered by fans after dropping a pass.”
    Some things just never change.

  5. onlymyopinionmatters says: Jul 25, 2010 3:56 PM

    the team’s web site singled Bryant out as the hot player in camp, noting that, among other highlights, he got behind defensive back Mike Jenkins and caught a deep ball.
    ****************************
    That is not such an amazing feat. MANY receivers have done that to Jenkins.

  6. AutumnWind999 says: Jul 25, 2010 3:58 PM

    Bryant is going to be a stud. Best player in the draft except for maybe Suh.

  7. swervinmervin says: Jul 25, 2010 3:58 PM

    Jesus… The Cowboys own website is pointing out that Williams is being jeered by fans and dropping balls.
    Might as well cut him now.

  8. The_Game_Esq says: Jul 25, 2010 4:05 PM

    @funi – Irvin ended up with 3 rings while taking out Philly year in and year out. Philly? Not so much.

  9. SMUGGS1 says: Jul 25, 2010 4:15 PM

    YOU ARE FUNY, FUNI, PLEASE LIST THE 20 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED ON EAGELS TOO…

  10. C-Student says: Jul 25, 2010 4:17 PM

    onlymyopinionmatters says: July 25, 2010 3:56 PM
    That is not such an amazing feat. MANY receivers have done that to Jenkins.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    you’re obviously a hater and didn’t watch the cowboys last season. jenkins is the best corner on the team and locked down most of their opponent’s best receivers.
    ask drew brees and donovan mcnabb about jenkins, you idiot.

  11. olfenite says: Jul 25, 2010 4:21 PM

    Uh guys, Jenkins is one of the better CBs in the NFC, certainly the best on the Cowboys roster.

  12. 007 says: Jul 25, 2010 4:32 PM

    Anybody can get behind Mike Jenkins…..

  13. jjared1101 says: Jul 25, 2010 4:34 PM

    I’m sick and tired of all the Cowboys puff pieces about Dez Bryant already and camp just started. This is gonna get old real fast.
    He beat THE Mike Jenkins and caught a deep ball??? Stop the presses! Give me a break…
    ——————-
    Well.. the Cowboys are one of the only teams in training camp right now and Florio know that people are going to come on here and comment about the Cowboys and Dez even if you’re not a fan of them.
    It’s funny seeing people whine and complain about Cowboys coverage. You know why the Panthers don’t get as much coverage? Cause if you’re not a Panther fan, you probably won’t read the article or give a crap enough about it to comment. But even those that hate the Cowboys feel the need to talk about them or put in their two cents.

  14. KrazyTrumpeter05 says: Jul 25, 2010 4:42 PM

    Of course they are going to talk him up. They don’t want to look like idiots for taking so long to get him signed.

  15. oyoy84 says: Jul 25, 2010 4:42 PM

    20-16
    24-0
    34-14

  16. dakotah says: Jul 25, 2010 4:52 PM

    # onlymyopinionmatters says:
    the team’s web site singled Bryant out as the hot player in camp, noting that, among other highlights, he got behind defensive back Mike Jenkins and caught a deep ball.
    ******************** ********
    That is not such an amazing feat. MANY receivers have done that to Jenkins.
    ****************************
    No doubt thats why he went to the Pro Bowl.

  17. Marty says: Jul 25, 2010 4:52 PM

    Dez Bryant is a ticking time bomb. Pretty soon, he’ll be missing meetings and showing up late for games. It’s only a matter of time. I don’t think being drafted suddenly made him into a mature, responsible person.

  18. alisgod says: Jul 25, 2010 5:14 PM

    @autumn,
    Because he was picked much later than Suh, I will predict that Dez is going to be considered the best pick of his draft in the first round.

  19. funi says: Jul 25, 2010 5:25 PM

    Irvin’s last game he was carted off the field in Philly! That is what I was saying. Everyone knows he got 3 rings and got away witht pushing off every DB he could.

  20. scampbell1975 says: Jul 25, 2010 5:33 PM

    You act like getting behind the Cowgirls defensive backs is tough or rare.

  21. robert ethen says: Jul 25, 2010 5:42 PM

    He’s flying. Looks like a guy who just stole $8 million dollars or something.

  22. NFreakinL says: Jul 25, 2010 5:46 PM

    If you wanna crown him, than crown his ass!
    Stew Bradley will de-cleat that son of a whore.

  23. tombrookshire says: Jul 25, 2010 5:55 PM

    “He looked as good as any player at any position, on the first day, as anybody I’ve seen in a long time,” Phillips said. “He’s got a lot of ability.”
    Hopefully, he looked as good as Roy Williams.

  24. edgy says: Jul 25, 2010 6:14 PM

    # funi says:
    Wiat till he comes across the middle and gets hit, then see if he drops the pass, breaks a tackle or lies on the field like cokehead Mike Irvin did in Philly!
    *************************
    Looks like you never saw this guy play. He LOVES going over the middle and he’s a physical WR.

  25. Roger the Dodger says: Jul 25, 2010 6:28 PM

    Ummmm, Cowboy Haters:
    Mike Jenkins AND Terence Newman were in the Pro Bowl last year. Were your team’s CB’s?
    That said, I’d slow down on casting Bryant’s HOF bust. He’s yet to play a game in the Big Boy League. I hope that he’ll be as good as he seems to be – but time will tell.

  26. Allied Biscuit says: Jul 25, 2010 6:37 PM

    Stop the presses!!!! he beat a Cowboy cornerback! let’s write an article and induct him to the Hall right now.

  27. .Vox Veritas. says: Jul 25, 2010 6:50 PM

    “That is not such an amazing feat. MANY receivers have done that to Jenkins.”
    And none of them play for the 0-3gles haha

  28. .Vox Veritas. says: Jul 25, 2010 6:52 PM

    “Everyone knows he got 3 rings and got away witht pushing off every DB he could.”
    Don’t be mad that he bitch-slapped all of the 0-3gles DBs.

  29. .Vox Veritas. says: Jul 25, 2010 6:56 PM

    “You act like getting behind the Cowgirls defensive backs is tough or rare.”
    They only gave up 5 passes of 40 yards or more last season. As good as or better than all but four teams.

  30. rickvaldez says: Jul 25, 2010 7:05 PM

    First day of practice and here we go. Like the three past seasons Cowboys are going to the superbowl.

  31. troll_aikman8 says: Jul 25, 2010 7:19 PM

    He’s not Deion but he is good and made it to the pro bowl last year. Just saying.
    Roy Williams will never get behind Jenkins.

  32. C_Schultz says: Jul 25, 2010 7:43 PM

    I’m hoping he can manage to play a good slot receiver and have a good enough year to take pressure off Austin, and maybe williams can fade out quickly or be the player he’s supposed to be.

  33. Calir says: Jul 25, 2010 8:12 PM

    I give this guy credit for getting his contract signed and getting into camp. He didn’t need more bad pub about his character. This is a step in the right direction.

  34. numberfour says: Jul 25, 2010 8:20 PM

    3-34*
    and jenkins got whupped bad in the past and failed to even try to tackle people. he’ll have to work harder to make that go away…
    but hey, good to see roy dropping his way off any team. especially one who got schooled in a trade by the lions.

  35. Chapnasty. says: Jul 25, 2010 8:22 PM

    @ Marty
    As a Cowboy fan I am pretty annoyed with people like who who claim that Bryant is such a bad guy. Have you ever been late to work? Left something at home you needed for the day because you rushed out the door? I mean seriously think before you speak.

  36. mickp says: Jul 25, 2010 8:32 PM

    Just listen to all the haters from Philly. Let them talk, they will shut their sh-t talking mouths once Dez beats their sorry DBs for a touchdown or two. I live one town over from Lufkin, TX and have go to watch him play. The kid is no joke. He is a real player.

  37. Marc2k6 says: Jul 25, 2010 9:19 PM

    Stop crying because M. Irvin pushed your sorry a.. corners to the ground and then walked all over them. The rules were different back then. Here a tissue for your face!

  38. boysroll says: Jul 25, 2010 9:25 PM

    we are fing stacked…I predict first team to win SB in home stadium you mther fing haters.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!
    I predict at least 3 SB’s this decade which means we will be back to back all decade team…lmfao.

  39. TexasBubba says: Jul 25, 2010 9:56 PM

    Dez will do all right. He remembers where he came from and does not want to go back

  40. SeriousRadio says: Jul 25, 2010 10:45 PM

    Looks like Dez made the Personal Worship list of PFT. What is the over/under on the ‘ OH WOW!!!!’ posts we will find here everyday…

  41. The_Game_Esq says: Jul 25, 2010 11:24 PM

    @ all the Philly fan Jenkins haters – MJ21 completely shut down DJax and Maclin all 3 games. And he shut down whoever he lined up against vs. the SB champion Brees and Co. And he’s only getting better.

  42. Dustin Chandler says: Jul 25, 2010 11:36 PM

    Mike Jenkins is a beast.
    Go! Dez! Go!

  43. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 26, 2010 12:30 AM

    The_Game_Esq says:
    @ all the Philly fan Jenkins haters – MJ21 completely shut down DJax and Maclin all 3 games. And he shut down whoever he lined up against vs. the SB champion Brees and Co. And he’s only getting better.
    _________________________________
    Brett Favre and Sydney Rice made him look pretty foolish on the Viking’s third touchdown in the Play-off game. Not hating – just saying…
    Hope Jenkins gets better before those two teams meet again in October.

  44. monet99 says: Jul 26, 2010 2:56 AM

    Which cheerleader looked best on first day?

  45. We need linemen says: Jul 26, 2010 4:52 AM

    I am Redskins fan, so I hate to say this, but I think the Cowboys got one of the biggest steals of the past decade. I was really, really unhappy when Dallas picked him up.
    The only consolation is that they already have Austin and Witten, so receiver was already a strength, and that Bryant may not have the mentality to make the most of his physical talent.
    That said, the amount of praise he is receiving is a bit odd. Most teams would want to disguise their intentions for the season, not draw needless attention to them. Either Jerry Jones is having difficulty selling tickets, or he is paving the way for dumping Roy Williams.

  46. manofaiki says: Jul 26, 2010 6:05 AM

    Well the Cowboys opened their camp first. Don’t want to read about Dez?
    Tough.
    Mighty hard to not click that link, isn’t it?

  47. tatum32 says: Jul 26, 2010 8:32 AM

    this guy better be better than Terrell Owens, Michael Irvin and Randy Moss COMBINED…he’s already a distraction..and he SIGNED already.
    God forbid Dallas gets into a funk – or this guy (gasp) actually drops passes….or gets hurt.

  48. KidA says: Jul 26, 2010 9:12 AM

    If it werent for the Dallas D-Line their secondary would be exposed as the hacks they are. Most of you stupid a$$ C*ntboy fans are too stupid to understand that, but its true.
    If the D-Line faulters this year you turds will see how terrible your precious Pro Bowl CB’s are….. LOL! The “Pro Bowl” Who cares about that popularity contest?

  49. Hawkeye says: Jul 26, 2010 9:19 AM

    Every year fans from other cities have to endure the egotistical Dallas hype coming out of Texas and the national media. It makes it so much sweeter when their sorry asses are losers once again. I predict the Cowboys will be the biggest disappointment of 2010 season and Jocko Phillips will be fired.

  50. BRUTUS9448 says: Jul 26, 2010 9:24 AM

    man they are making bryant to be the next coming of jesus christ. Let’s see what happens when the games start.

  51. Popeye says: Jul 26, 2010 9:25 AM

    Dez will be the starter….its already been established in Garrets playbook and Dez told roy williams to carry HIS pads…..HAHHHAHA..dez is rookie of the year

  52. Mike Daly says: Jul 26, 2010 12:36 PM

    Dez got Michael Irvin’s number, he’s so far looking like Irvin on the field, and he even has some of Irvin’s bravado. Telling Roy Williams to kiss off looks better.

  53. kenshi81 says: Jul 27, 2010 2:55 PM

    oh yeah thats alot of hype lol
    i hope dallas can back it up with so much depth at WR and a pretty solid run game im sure
    they can go far….

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