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Dez Bryant Joins Dallas Cowboys Offseason Player Workouts

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21:  Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with quarterback Jon Kitna #3 after the Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions 35-19 at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Jonathan BalesAnalyst IMay 4, 2011

I normally don't report on very minor Cowboys-related news because I prefer to assess the more overarching aspects of the team.  I guess it's the philosophy background in me, but I care more about the big picture.  When that "news" has to do with Dez Bryant missing a voluntary, player-held workout, I really don't care.  

I figured I would make note of the fact that Bryant showed up to Cowboys workouts today, however, because so many made a huge deal out of Bryant's absence from yesterday's workout.  Yesterday, Bryant was an ungrateful, immature second-year player who didn't care enough about the team to show up to a practice.  Today, he's doing what he should do...at least according to the major news outlets in Dallas.  

No story there, right?  I mean, look at the novel ESPN wrote about Bryant's appearance today.  

Oh, now wait, that's not a novel.  It's five sentences.  And one of those sentences is "More to come."  Nice. 

For what it's worth, Tony Romo (who set up these workouts, Romo haters) said Bryant "looked good" at the workout today.  Romo also said Bryant missed yesterday's workout because of a personal matter and informed Romo ahead of time that he would not be able to make it.  What an ungrateful jerk.

Look, there's no doubt that Bryant does have some growing up to do.  He's a young kid with a lot of money and plenty of time on his hands.  But he's also someone who cares a great deal about football, wants to improve and has done nothing to provoke unfounded attacks from media types who stretch the truth or unjustifiably ridicule Bryant to make money.  

And as far as ESPN is concerned...more to come.

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