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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Source: Bryant likely to sit afternoon (hip)

By Tim MacMahon

OXNARD, Calif. – Receiver Dez Bryant will likely be held out of Saturday afternoon practice due to minor hip soreness, a source told

Bryant, whose practice intensity has drawn praise from coach Jason Garrett and several others, did not participate in the team portion of the morning walk-through. He had experienced cramps in the Friday afternoon practice.

Asked why he sat out, Bryant smiled and said, “I’m good. Ask coach.”

Garrett characterized it as typical camp fatigue, saying he wasn’t concerned about “anything in particular for Dez.”

Receiver Miles Austin and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher are expected to participate in Saturday's practice after being given a precautionary rest day Friday.

Defensive lineman Ben Bass, who sprained his left ankle Friday, said he hopes to be back early next week.