The Dallas Cowboys held their first practice of their three-day rookie mini-camp today. News started filtering out that Randy Gregory, the defensive end picked in the second round, and Chaz Green, an offensive tackle picked in third round, were helped off the field. Before anybody gets too worried, it doesn't appear to be anything serious, unlike what happened to Dante Fowler, Jr.
Clarence Hill tweets that Gregory seemed to be affected by the heat at practice.
NO. 2 Pick Randy Gregory being of helped off with trainer. Very groggy.— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) May 8, 2015
Gregory talked about the heat at lunch. How hot it was practice— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) May 8, 2015
Jon Machota has a picture posted.
Randy Gregory to the locker room pic.twitter.com/4SruFWKb0p— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 8, 2015
He also noted that Jason Garrett seemingly confirms the heat theory.
Jason Garrett on players heading to the locker room early: "Fast tempo. A little hot."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 8, 2015
Finally, word came that it was heat that got Gregory.
Jason Garrett confirmed that Randy Gregory lost a battle with the heat on Friday. He will be fine— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) May 8, 2015
No specific word yet on what happened to Green, but it may be more of the same. Also leaving early today were Lucky Whitehead and Deontay Greenberry.