The DMN blog is place with the updates about practice. I can’t wait until training camp and I can see it for myself and report it back to you guys. In the meantime, here’s some blurbs for the DMN blog.
First-round pick Anthony Spencer, who worked with the first-string defense this morning, said he's loving the possibility of being a starter.
"I'm looking forward to a little competition," said Spencer, who dropped back in coverage some his first three seasons at Purdue.
Spencer wants to start, but Coach Phillips says the job is Greg Ellis’ to lose. Ellis was working out on the side at practice today.
And the starting job is Ellis' to lose when he gets healthy.
"He's our starting outside backer," Phillips said. "Everybody saw last year what happened when he wasn't there. He can be a dominant player."
Bobby Carpenter is working inside exclusively at the minicamp. Could be a sign of things to come. Also getting some work in the middle – Kevin Burnett.
Bobby Carpenter, who is way too young to consider a bust yet despite a disappointing rookie year, said he will work solely at inside linebacker during this minicamp.
Wade Phillips is calling Carpenter and Burnett the backups at inside linebacker, but that doesn't mean their days at outside backer are done. Carpenter especially could see significant time at both spots.
Roy Williams is being tested early.
The first pass of 7-on-7 drills was a slant from Tony Romo to Jason Witten. Roy Williams covered Witten on the play, kind of.
Williams broke up a pass intended for Witten a little later. Wade Phillips got fired up, jogging over to give Williams a pat on the butt.
Finally, a real live practice. They also report Romo is looking sharp early, although the defenses are pretty vanilla at this point.