The Cowboys did a good job by getting their first round pick Dez Bryant in to camp on time with a contract. However, maybe it would have been better if Bryant missed a couple days.
In his first day at Cowboys camp, fellow wide receiver Roy Williams told Bryant to carry his pads, a common request for veterans of rookies during Training Camp. Despite being a common request of a rookie, Bryant refused to carry Williams’ pads and it’s creating a little bit of a buzz.
There are some people siding with Bryant for standing his ground; however, it seems the majority of people think he was wrong to do so. I’m sure Bryant is trying to make a statement, but it might have been the wrong time to do so.
Williams came out with a statement regarding the situation saying, ” Everybody has to go through it. I had to go through it. No matter if you’re a No. 1 pick or the 7,000th pick, you’ve still got to do something when you’re a rookie. I carried pads. I paid for dinners. I paid for lunches. I did everything I was supposed to do, because I didn’t want to be that guy.”
Personally, I think Bryant should have just carried the pads. It’s not something bad and wouldn’t make people look at him any differently.
Putting all the debate aside, I’m happy Bryant made the decision he did. I don’t think Williams was happy to see him join the team to begin with and this just makes things even better. There is some bad blood there and I love it.
Also, I think this shows the type of person Bryant has. He’s always had an attitude problem and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. The kid is extremely talented, but we’ve seen first hand that even the most talented players can cause harm to their team because of a bad attitude.