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Cowboys OTA Highlights: Ryan Switzer Shows Out For Dak Prescott

OTA’s are underway and today was a good day for the rookie wide receiver, Ryan Switzer.

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Though you won’t get much video footage other than a few GIFs of these organized team activities, we’ll try to at least give you a place to consume all the highlights of the day recapped in one place. Today, rookie wide receiver, Ryan Switzer, got the bulk of the work with the ones as guys were given some rest for injuries.

This lead to our very own Tom Ryle becoming a little bit excited by what we’re hearing out of these practices:

Today’s practice was without a lot of Cowboys players and it left some young guys to take the reps for these veterans:

So, with those guys all sitting out for various reasons, here were your starting defensive and offensive lines:

Speaking of La’el Collins, he’s been working primarily at right tackle all offseason and it doesn’t look as though that will be changing anytime soon:

Also, if you’re wondering who were the starting cornerbacks, the Cowboys decided to go with the veterans:

Charles Tapper got some work today, mainly at right end, here were a few things of note regarding Tapper:

Another interesting note regarding the cornerbacks was where the Cowboys were going to begin with Chidobe Awuzie:

Don’t count out Taco Charlton from getting a shot at right end, Rod Marinelli has been surprised with his measurables:

Touching on a few veterans that missed today, there were various reasons behind these decisions:

For those that can’t get enough of Jaylon Smith, the Cowboys have a very set plan for him that could be the standard going forward:

With Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith not working, the starting linebackers were as follows:

Jaylon Smith did some things after practice but it was more work with the trainers as he continues his recovery from his “drop-foot” situation:

Smith has stated that he’s on his way back to a full recovery and he anticipates being full-go in training camp. He’s been recovering at a fast pace after not seeing much movement in his first nine months:

Another topic at practice was Dak Prescott in his second year as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback. He’s got a ton of fans including his coaches who have been very high on his work ethic:

Back to the player of the day, Dak seems to be building a rapport with Ryan Switzer and the pair made a ‘wow’ play:

Another guy who has shown a lot of growth is Rico Gathers, he had some pretty impressive plays today, including this one:

Overall, it was a good day for guys like Switzer and Rico Gathers to step in as some other guys sat out. Those reps with the ones are invaluable because you never know when you’re going to get them again. Switzer showing up is kind of expected when you see the type of player he was for North Carolina, putting in a day's work with Dak Prescott is a huge positive.

Jason Garrett held court in a press conference per usual, he declined to comment on any pending suspension for David Irving. He also made it clear that the Cowboys’ don’t have a character problem.

You can see the whole presser plus get more information as to what the coach’s impressions were here:

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