Dez Bryant Twists Ankle At Dallas Cowboys Minicamp

May 2, 2010 – John Ritter

The player Jerry Jones couldn’t resist has already suffered a setback in his first week as a Dallas Cowboy.

Dez Bryant, the team’s top draft pick last month, twisted his ankle on a long passing route during Sunday’s rookie camp. He limped back to the huddle, and was seen cautiously limping after practice. He wasn’t available for comment, but head coach Wade Phillips told ESPN’s Calvin Watkins that he believes Bryant is fine.

The practice wrapped up the three-day long mini camp in which Bryant showed his flair for the spectacular against inexperienced defensive backs.

“Dez Bryant is an absolute talent,” Phillips said. “You don’t get to be around that many players that come in and look that good that early…He’s pretty natural, got great body control, great hands, quickness, power and speed.”

All but one of the Cowboys’ top-six draft picks were at the camp.

“Most of our draft choices certainly looked like we thought they would look on the field, which was important,” Phillips said.

Of the rookies who impressed were second-round linebacker Sean Lee and seventh-rounder Sean Lissemore.

Bryant, of course, was at the center of a messy PR blunder by the Miami Dolphins prior to the mini camp when it was discovered that the team’s general manager Jeff Ireland asked Bryant if his mother was a prostitute. Reports claim Bryant told Ireland that his father was a pimp, prompting the ensuing question.

The rookie flatly denied saying such, and Ireland issued a public apology earlier in the week.

Bryant is expected to be the team’s no. 2 primary receiver behind breakout star Miles Austin next season, and rotate with Roy Williams.

Dallas reached the NFC Divisional round in 2009, and is a 12/1 favorite to reach the Super Bowl in 2010, according to Bodog.

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