OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Dez Bryant tossed the football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley and ran through plays hard enough for his cap to fall off as he jumped to catch a pass in the first workout of training camp.

The All-Pro was on the field with the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in California because he signed a five-year, $70 million contract just before a July 15 deadline that would have forced him to play on a one-year deal this season.

Bryant threatened to skip camp and even regular-season games without long-term security.

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