On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys returned to the practice field at Valley Ranch for the first time since veteran mini-camp in June. Naturally, it’s a good bit hotter here than it was in Oxnard, California, where training camp was held, but receiver Dez Bryant says he wasn’t bothered in the slightest by the temperature, which reached triple digits.
“There’s no challenge at all,” Bryant said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “No matter where you’re at, if you love the game, you’ll practice football wherever. I feel like it’s always great to be home but if we were out in Oxnard it would be the same way. I think the approach we came with this morning was outstanding. There was no sluggishness. I was good. You know me, man. I’m rolling, baby.”
Veteran safety Will Allen, who came over in free agency this offseason, actually sees the heat as a good thing.
"We did need a little bit of cloud cover, but it was fine," Allen said. "We need the heat and we need to work and practice in the heat and get us in better shape. It's the humidity, it's everything, it's just hotter in different parts of the country. So it's been 100 degrees here the last couple of weeks and we've been practicing in 60-to-70 degrees. It's a grind. This is what it is. I'm not looking forward to it, but you just got to do it, adapt to it, understand it and thrive in it."
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