Asked which of his Cowboys teammates was most likely to impress in Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game over the weekend, Dallas kicker Dan Bailey put his money on Dez Bryant.
His reasoning was simple. Bryant’s an amazing athlete, and he has been since he and Bailey arrived at Oklahoma State in 2007. Now that they’re NFL teammates, Bailey marvels at Bryant’s athleticism as much as ever. Perhaps the most amazing part of it all is that the super-athlete Bryant has said he’s achieved that RoboCop physique while still eating burgers and pizza--a claim Bailey wouldn’t argue.
“It wouldn’t surprise me,” Bailey said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think that guy could eat cookies and cake all the time and still be a freak athlete.”
For what it’s worth, Bryant had an infield single (and threw up the “X” after reaching safely) and caught a few balls in left field. After one of those outfield putouts, Bryant did a backflip in celebration, presumably while all the Cowboys fans at Dr. Pepper Park in Frisco held their collective breath.
But of course, he stuck the landing.