Monday, March 8, 2010
When will scouts get a look at Dez Bryant?
By ESPN.com staff
Former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant skipped out on the NFL scouting combine, and now, he could be skipping out on the Cowboys' pro day on Wednesday.
Monday afternoon, a report surfaced that multiple NFL sources have been told by Bryant that he'll elect to hold a separate pro day on March 25, instead of working out alongside his former teammates on Wednesday.
But two Oklahoma State officials, when contacted by ESPN earlier Monday after the report was published, said they expected Bryant to work out, while admitting they could not control whether he makes an appearance or not.
"I can't say anything with absolute certainty," one official said.
If Bryant doesn't work out, he'll be one of two former Cowboys stars whom scouts won't be able to see in Stillwater on Wednesday. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said DB/KR Perrish Cox will not be allowed to use Oklahoma State facilities to work out for NFL scouts.
Gundy suspended Cox for Oklahoma State's appearance in the Cotton Bowl in January after Cox broke curfew twice after the team arrived in Dallas.
Bryant was ruled ineligible for the remainder of the 2009 season in early October after lying to NCAA officials about his contact with Deion Sanders.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound receiver appeared in only the first three games for the Cowboys, catching 17 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns.