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Cowboys Training Camp Report: Tony Romo Rests, Ezekiel Elliott Speaks, Dak Prescott Battles

On Sunday, the Cowboys would complete day number two of training camp. Here is a full report.

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Here we go! Day two of training camp is here. Come along and join us...

The Cowboys would take the field again for practice number two. It was more of the same from yesterday, consisting of another day without the pads.


Tony Romo sat out practice on Sunday. All is well with the Cowboys quarterback as this is just a "deliberate" move that will be a regular occurrence in Oxnard to keep players healthy. Romo had successful surgery to repair a fractured collarbone and is coming along nicely. These days off for Tony is something Cowboys fans have grown accustomed to. As David Moore reports, the team will go back to the "two days on, one day off" regime that they used in 2014.

Romo has shown he can operate at peak efficiency in this model. He practiced no more than two consecutive days for the vast majority of the '14 season and that was one of the best years of his career.

Sure, it’s only been one day and already Romo is taking a day off, but tomorrow will start the first practice with pads so that will give him a fresh start.

With no Romo, that opens up additional opportunities for the team’s number two quarterback, Kellen Moore.

Moore to Dez

Moore to Williams

Moore to Beasley

Moore to Witten

Moore to Butler

Dak Prescott

Prescott would do a lot of checking down, but he looked comfortable in the pocket.

Ezekiel Elliott

Romo wasn’t practicing today, but Zeke talked about how instrumental he as been sharing his knowledge. He called Romo the "smartest football mind on the team." Reporters would ask him about the domestic violence accusation made against him, and he responded with "I’m not going to comment on anything regarding any legal matter, but I’d love to talk about football." They would dance around it and try to reword it, but each time he answered it the same way. They stopped after three tries. Zeke did struggle with one thing - his rookie singing performance. He didn’t pass the test and will have to give it another go.

And if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, he’s got a Hall Of Famer busting his chops.

He wouldn’t be Charles Haley if he wasn’t wondering about trying to push your buttons.

Elliott would work with RB coach, Gary Brown on several drills with fellow rookie, Darius Jackson. Both running backs looked impressive. Our own Landon McCool said they both looked smooth catching the ball. (Be sure to check out McCool whenever he goes live on Facebook on the Blogging The Boys page).

Zeke doing drills:

One of the exciting things about Zeke is how fast he darts through the holes.

The last time the Cowboys were so stacked at running back, they had Tashard Choice as their number three RB. It seems only fitting that Choice is back on the field showing the rookie Darius Jackson the correct foot positioning for what I believe is the beginning of the Michael Jackson "Thriller" dance.

Darius Jackson will wear number 34. Get used to him being a fan favorite during preseason games.

Gavin Escobar

One piece of information that keeps buzzing is the progress of Gavin Escobar. Not only does he look healthy, but he’s looking like a more threatening presence on the football field. Some people have written this kid off. That might have been a mistake.

It’s been seven months, but he’s making great progress.

And here is the Mike Pope zany-drill-of-day...


Speaking of a day off, Tyrone Crawford did not practice either. He looked good yesterday, but wasn’t on the field today. It was just so he could get rested up before the pads come on tomorrow. He had surgery on his right shoulder after the end of the 2015 season to repair a torn rotator cuff that limited his effectiveness last year.

Cedric Thornton

Jack Crawford

DeMarcus Lawrence

The Cowboys signed a couple new linebackers to start the weekend off, but it looks like they’ll be losing one of them. Darius Eubanks is expected to be released on Monday. After two practices, Eubanks decided he wasn’t in good enough shape to make it through camp. This will open up another spot on the roster. The Cowboys might look to bring in another linebacker, considering both Rolando McClain and Damien Wilson is not available.

Speaking of Damien Wilson, he is anxiously awaiting to get back on the field. After injuring his eye in a paintball accident, he is patiently waiting to be cleared for football activities.

"It is disappointing because I had planned to pick up where I left off (this offseason)," Wilson said, "but I guess I have to postpone it. I’m going to stay in shape so when I do come back I can pick up where I left off."

If all goes well, he should be able to resume practice in about 10 days.

Byron Jones

It seems like only last year, he was just a rookie, but the kid seems to have a mind like a savvy veteran. If you ever want to hear what a "right-kind-of-guy" sounds like in it’s finest form, watch his interview. The kid is so poised and you can tell he has learned so much. He talks about the influence of Orlando Scandrick and how on point he is with his direction. And he speaks highly of Sean Lee and said he was one of the better players he’s played with in his life.

But it’s not just his mind that has grown.

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