Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Struggles Through First Workout

Dallas Cowboys first-round wide receiver Dez Bryant struggled to get through the first of the Cowboys' two workouts scheduled for today, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports.

"He's caught just about everything thrown his way, including a spectacular, one-handed grab with his left hand on a ball thrown on a comeback route. It looked like he stabbed his arm out to catch a nerf ball, not a football.

But after almost every route, Bryant has walked off to the side of the field to rest. After one play he took off his helmet, used it to prop himself up and bent down on one knee for nearly a minute. He would constantly take his helmet off and wipe his face with a towel during drills when the other rookies would not.

At one point, Wade Phillips said, 'Come on, 88' from the other side of the field."

Bryant has been described elsewhere as appearing "out of shape" today, which means not much has changed about his physical condition since his pro day in Lufkin, Texas one month ago. 24 of the 32 NFL teams scheduled their post-draft rookie mini-camps for this weekend, and Bryant's inability to get in adequate enough shape to make it through the first workout will not do much to silence those who questioned his work ethic during the draft process.

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