Bryant: I'm ready to practice

IRVING, Texas – Rookie receiver Dez Bryant declared himself ready to practice after missing the first workout of the Dallas Cowboys’ three-day minicamp due to a sore left hamstring.

Bryant, the Cowboys’ first-round pick, felt soreness in his hamstring during the early portion of Tuesday’s voluntary workout and hasn’t practiced since then. He has done conditioning drills on the side with associate athletic trainer Britt Brown while his teammates practiced.

Brown put Bryant through a strenuous workout with resistance chords Friday morning, a test to determined whether he could participate in the rest of the minicamp.

“I feel 100 percent,” Bryant said. “I’ll be ready to go this afternoon.”

Bryant has dealt with a variety of ailments since missing most of last season at Oklahoma State due to an NCAA suspension. His hamstring bothered him during the pre-draft process, leading him to push back his pro day. He has had a twisted ankle, sore hip, stomach virus and sore hamstring since the beginning of the Cowboys’ rookie minicamp last month.

“I just feel like it’s all part of football,” Bryant said. “I’m going to get my injuries taken care of and get back and join my teammates. I’m just ready to get back to practice.”