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Bryant Hamstrung By Hamstring Tightness

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    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    On Tuesday, Cowboys' receiver Patrick Crayton returned to Valley Ranch for the final week of organized team activities.

    Crayton hadn't reported to the voluntary OTAs, opting instead to work out independently while seeking a trade. His return coincided with the second minor injury weathered this offseason by rookie receiver Dez Bryant, the man whose selection by Dallas in the first round threw Crayton's role into uncertainty.

    Bryant was shut down half way through the practice session with tightness in his left hamstring. He also suffered an ankle injury on the turf at Cowboys Stadium in the last session of rookie mini-camp last month. At the first session, Bryant fell ill.

    The former Oklahoma State Cowboy said he hasn't yet begun to feel frustration over the series of minor injuries, and that he already feels in prime "football-shape."

    "It's not frustrating at all," Bryant said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I'm just following orders. ... I feel like I'm back. I feel like I'm 100 percent."

    Crayton, who worked out with the reserves on Tuesday, said it was good to be back. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean he's content with his role as a Dallas Cowboy.

    "It's good to be back here at Valley Ranch with your teammates," Crayton said. "Once I get back around my teammates, especially the receivers, it's not hard to get back into it."

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