Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant says he is in training camp to catch passes, not carry somebody else's shoulder pads.
The Cowboys were in pads for the first time in camp Sunday.
Veteran players traditionally hand their pads to a rookie at the
end of practice, but when receiver Roy Williams handed his to
Bryant after the first of two sessions, the rookie didn't carry
Bryant says he was drafted to play football and that he'd feel
the same way if he was an undrafted rookie and not the team's
Williams says every rookie has to go through such rituals. He
says he carried pads and paid for meals when he was a rookie for
Detroit in 2004.
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