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Report: Cowboys Have Agreed To Terms With Brandon Moore - Blogging The Boys
We've already covered the signing of Brandon Moore in the post linked above, but it bears repeating:

Cris Carter: Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant ‘may have the highest ceiling’ of all NFL wide receivers - J. Machota, FSSouthwest
Carter ranks Dez Bryant sixth on his list of the top WRs in the NFL, but likes Bryant's upside most of all.

"What I love about Dez is that everything you're starting to hear about him is encouraging. He's making good decisions. It's clear that football is important to him. He's getting into better shape. He played at a Pro Bowl level last season (92 receptions, 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns), and he should be even better this season. Of all the players on this list, he may have the highest ceiling."

Cowboys face quick turnaround this week - Dallas Cowboys Blog - ESPN Dallas
The Cowboys will have only two padded practices this week before heading off to play the Raiders on Friday. Todd Archer notes that the Cowboys have not had a practice without pads since arriving in Oxnard, and asked Garrett about that:

“You’re like a player,” Garrett said. “How about next Thursday, are we going to be in pads? Focus on the task at hand, Archer.”

Bernadeau Hopes To Be Available For Game Two Against Oakland - D. Helman,
Even before the signing of Brandon Moore was announced, Bernadeau was pushing to play, and he hopes he'll be suiting up against Oakland:

“I’m sick of sitting on the sideline and watching,” Bernadeau said. “I’ve got to show up and do something, which is fun. It’s going to be good to be back.”

Cowboys Corner: Morris Claiborne is "good" after jamming his left knee and leaving practice
Morris Claiborne caused quite a stir in camp when he walked off with a trainer after "jamming up" his left knee. Turns out, everything is okay and they didn't even have to X-ray the knee.

"You know how you get that first initial pain when you do something, it always scares you a little bit," Claiborne said. "...Everything is good."

RB Lance Dunbar and LB Ernie Sims give Cowboys first fight of training camp - D. Moore, DMN
It took 12 practices, but the Cowboys finally had their first fight. Ernie Sims stopped Lance Dunbar on run to the right sde and pushed him to the ground. Dunbar jumped straight up and pushed back.

“It was the second time today doing that,’’ Dunbar said. “It’s been happening all camp and I’ve been letting it slide."

“I got tired of it.’’

Stop the presses, Matt Johnson is hurt - Dan Graziano, ESPN
Dan Graziano starts this article with "I post this not to pile on," but then he does.

Cowboys rookies sing in front of team - J. Machota, FSSouthwest
Travis Frederick sang 'I'm a Little Teapot,' Gavin Escobar sang "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," and J.J. Wilcox sang a Big Poppa which, according to B.W. Webb "was by far the worst". Webb himself hasn't had to sing yet but plans on singing "Sexual Healing." Somebody needs to youtube this stuff.

Seeing A Difference In Garrett - B. Broaddus,
Broaddus thought Garrett was "honest and at times even blunt" with his assessment of the Dolphins game:

"Garrett has always been positive when accessing [sic]his team even to the point of [sic] I knew what the answer was going to be before the question was finished being asked. This afternoon was a different story all together. His tone and his message was very revealing in what he liked from his squad but there was also a message of what players, he expects more from in the coming weeks. In camp, it’s about learning things about your team, but today I learned something about the head coach and I liked what I heard."

Tuesday Practice Recap -
The staff put together a practice report and lead off with Terrance Wialliams' chances for playing against Oakland, which they put at 50/50.

Cowboys practice report: Day 12 - C. Watkins, ESPN Dallas
Watkins leads off his training camp summary with the fight between Dunbar and Sims.

32 Teams in 32 Days: Dallas Cowboys -
The Cowboys gave a small glimpse at who they are in the Hall of Fame game and now PFF goes in depth with how they look entering the 2013 season, concluding that the Cowboys should continue to be competitive in the NFC East.

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