We'll keep a running tab on what is going on out at Valley Ranch today as the Dallas Cowboys participate in their minicamp. Today marks the first day of the mandatory practices and this time the press is allowed in.
So far we've noted that both Rolando McClain and Ronald Leary will be present at the minicamp. But, given their absence at the OTAs, the Cowboys will be slowly working them into practice.
Rolando McClain, Ron Leary will not be full participants. Will do non-competitive drills and then work on conditioning— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 14, 2016
We also posted the unfortunate injury news about Darren McFadden (fractured elbow) and Benson Mayowa (knee scope).
Others who are partial participants in today's practice:
Rolando and Leary were on hand, didn't participate. Usual suspects of Lee, DLaw, Escobar, Dunbar, Scandrick, Dez all sat out of full team.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) June 14, 2016
Helman was impressed with the progress made by Lance Dunbar and Gavin Escobar.
Escobar & Dunbar sat out, like I said. But did run some routes and such off to the side. Impressive progress IMO.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) June 14, 2016
As for who played where, a few nuggets from Bryan Broaddus on Twitter. David Irving took over at LDE as the starter. Randy Gregory and Michael McAddoo worked the main reps on the right side. Backing up Irving on the left side were Charles Tapper and Ryan Russell. Jack Crawford also got a lot of work at defensive end but Broaddus didn't make clear exactly where and what amount of reps he got.
BUT, Jon Machota says that Russell was getting first-string reps on both sides.
Ryan Russell got right and left DE reps with first team— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 14, 2016
This is an interesting note.
Ezekiel Elliott and Morris Claiborne both worked on returning kickoffs— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 14, 2016
Elliott also got the majority of the snaps with the first-string.
And finally, this from Todd Archer.
Sean Lee went through resistance training as he works his way back from knee surgery. The hope is he will be ready day 1 of training camp.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) June 14, 2016