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Dez Catches Passes, Hopes For Speedy Recovery

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    Rookie receiver Dez Bryant agreed to terms with the Cowboys.

    Rookie receiver Dez Bryant, donning a walking boot after suffering a high ankle sprain last week, caught some light passes from coach Ray Sherman on the sidelines at the Alamodome on Monday, as his teammates warmed up for practice.

    In what has become his modus operandi since being injured, he then spent practice with Sherman, discussing his responsibilities on given plays in an attempt to strengthen his mental grasp on the offense.

    It is certainly not an ideal situation--Bryant may miss the entire preseason as he rehabs the ankle--but, for now, it’s Bryant’s only productive option. Sherman said recently that, though the injury certainly presents a roadblock in Bryant’s development, the Oklahoma State product could benefit from the emphasis on the mental aspect of the game.

    "Hopefully he could come back sooner, but that's a long time to be out," Sherman said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Hopefully through film study, meetings and those types of things, he can still have an idea, be on top of what he has to do. The only thing is physically not being able to go out and do it."

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