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Cowboys OTA Highlights: Stars Show Up, No Excuses For Nolan Carroll

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The stars showed up to check out some practices today and Jason Garrett sent a clear message to Nolan Carroll.

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When you’re covering the Dallas Cowboys, just expect the stars to show and show out at these offseason practices. That was the case today as Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato paid a visit to the Star.

Sato wasn’t the only guy to show his face at OTA’s because a couple of Cowboys’ legends were also in the building. Deion Sanders set the goals...

Jason Garrett spoke about the veteran leaders like Dez Bryant and Jason Witten and just how difficult it is to have them go half-speed or take a day.

Another guy that’s been a pretty consistent presence during these drills has been Terrance Williams. When asked why he stayed with the Cowboys, his response was L-O-Y-A-L-T-Y.

There was another former Cowboy at practice but he’s part of the coaching staff for the Dallas Cowboys. Miles Austin stepped in to teach route running to the tight ends:

Speaking of veterans or former Cowboys teaching some lessons, the G.O.A.T. L.P. Ladouceur, teaching some “kicking game” work:

For your daily Jaylon Smith update, he did NOT practice in front of the media but that’s been the plan all along. He did work off to the side and we just may get a glimpse when the mandatory mini-camp starts.

Lots of players stood out today but for a few different reasons. Let’s start with the Good:

The Bad (although it’s just precautionary):

The ugly has to do with Nolan Carroll, who had a DWI arrest over the holiday weekend, which Jason Garrett wasn’t happy about.

Folks have been interested in what role, if any, will Chaz Green have this season. There is some that hope he can become the right tackle, though La’el Collins has filled that role exclusively as of late.

This wouldn’t be an OTA update without a little more praise for Dak Prescott and leadership from Dez Bryant:

Don’t worry folks, Zeke is back on the gridiron:

If you want to catch the press conference, just click the link below as Jason Garrett weighs in on today’s festivities. We’ll be back again with some more updates tomorrow: