Full pads today in cool weather for the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo’s squeeze Jessica Simpson made an appearance at camp (Correction: it was a Simpson look-a-like, sorry, I gave you bad info). DeMarcus Ware sat out the practice. After the obligatory positional drills and stretching they ran a drill for the first time that I’ve seen: LB vs. RB/TE 1-on-1 drills. I didn’t get to see all of it because of the players blocking the view but I managed to peek a few of the matchups. Bradie got around Cricket, Carpenter abused Julius Crosslin and Walden bull-rushed Curtis to the QB. Ellis pancaked Cricket and Ronnie Cruz did a good job on Bradie. Walden got around Curtis, Felix put Burnett on the ground and MB3 decked Tyson Smith, actually hurting him to the point where he stayed on the ground for a few minutes.
They followed with a long session of skeleton passing drills and technique work for the defensive groups. Next we got WR vs. CB 1-on-1 drills right in front of where we were sitting. T.O. abused Scandrick on a double-move, Crayton caught a slant on AJ, and Bennett got a catch against Watkins. Jenkins had blanket coverage on
Stanback caught one on Oglesby, AJ was on T.O. but the pass was off-target, then Jenkins pushed
They broke for special teams and were practicing punts with AJ, Amendola and Crayton returning them.
Next up was 7-on-7. Romo started with a dumpoff to MB3 then T.O. dropped a TD catch after beating Jenkins. After another MB3 dumpoff,
Romo was back and hit
Next was special teams for kickoffs and the combination returning the kicks were: Austin and Stanback, Felix and Amendola, AJ and Hurd, Jenkins and Scandrick.
They got back together for a closing session of 11-on-11. Spears was at NT with the starters again and when the number one offense went to three-wide it was T.O. Crayton and Hurd. Bobby Carpenter was again with the second team as they moved
Romo started out with a short pass to MB3 but Canty would have gotten the sack. MB3 ran the ball but Ratliff was in the hole, then a play-action pass went incomplete because Spencer had good pressure. Romo hit
Romo came back in and ran a draw to MB3 who blew through a huge hole in the middle of the defense. Next, Crayton was covered by Carpenter but Romo squeezed in a perfect pass that only Crayton could catch. Next was an errant pass to T.O., Austin dropped a quick slant, T.O. caught one on Carpenter over the middle followed by Crayton and Scandrick’s feet getting tangled up for an incompletion. Brad handed it to Choice but Canty made the stop, followed by a poor pass then Burnett blitzed and got good pressure forcing a dump pass to Curtis. Bartel handed off to Coleman who had a beautiful cutback run and the last play was an incompletion.
Tomorrow is a two-a-day, but the second practice report will be a sketchy report at best because I have to do two radio interviews while at practice.