By: Joe D.
According to early reports at the rookie practice, Dez Bryant is a spectacular player that catches everything in sight… and he is out of shape taking so many breaks that it calls attention to itself.
There is no reason to press the panic button. It is only one week after the draft, a heck of a celebration party, a week of press conferences, and dealing with a salacious story. But it is only 82 degree in Dallas, with 62% humidity. That is about as nice as the weather gets in Texas.
There were earlier reports of Bryant having an irregular heart beat. The Cowboys physicians were not concerned and neither am I. To find a silver lining, it may suggest that Bryant is the type of player who leaves nothing in the tank for the next play (the anti-Moss).
Bryant must have an internal drive to not only stay in shape, but to improve daily. There are no lazy hall-of-famers. Michael Irvin did his workout, Jerry Rice’s work out, and another’s all in one day. Bryant must tap into this internal drive to be special. Success is the residue of hard work.