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OXNARD, California We were hearing all day Sunday that the Cowboys starters wouldn't participate much in the full-contact Blue-and-White Scrimmage, but they did and that made for a good show.

Quarterback Tony Romo saw a lot of action during the scrimmage at training camp in Oxnard, and he capped off his first drive with a touchdown pass to Gavin Escobar, the second-round draft pick from a year ago.

One of the Dallas rookies had a pretty good day: Wide receiver Devin Street. He took a short pass from backup QB Brandon Weeden a long way down the right sideline and into the end zone.

Romo had one big mistake (although it might have been more of a great play by Orlando Scandrick than it was a bad throw by Romo). Scandrick went way up high to tip the ball and make the pick, and that turned out to be Romo's final throw of the day.

But if you watched the scrimmage, you know none of that was the story.

Dez Bryant was the story. He and Scandrick set the tone for the practice during the first full team period. They battled back-and-forth, with each player telling the other about how well they played.

In the two-minute work, Bryant caught a quick slant, made a move, and was off to the end zone for a long touchdown -- the type of physical play that's becoming his trademark.

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