After taking Friday off, the Cowboys were back on the field for their fifth practice of training camp. Notable guys that did not practice were Maliek Collins (hip flexor) and Ryan Switzer (hamstring). Also, the Cowboys waived/ injured quarterback Zac Dysert and activated DT Richard Ash from the NFI list. Two other notable additions to the Cowboys’ practice today:
Ryan Switzer and Maliek Collins doing resistance cords work at start of practice— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 29, 2017
Luke McCown is at practice wearing No. 3. New WR Jevontee Herndon is wearing No. 15.— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) July 29, 2017
They don’t even wait a day before giving Dysert’s prestigious number to McCown.
Well, we got our first mention of the Cowboys’ seventh-round pick, Joey Ivie, you remember the guy that Rod Marinelli was over the moon for?
Good to see Rod's boy Ivey in pads.— B✭Schlerf (@YumaCactus) July 29, 2017
And, here is the birthday boy, Dak Prescott, with his clipboard holder. Happy Birthday Dak!
Fans singing happy birthday to Dak today at practice— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 30, 2017
Uh oh...Bad dudes alert:
Saturday’s practice may have had the most fans so far to show up at this year’s training camp, it was packed!
Notable Cowboys’ fan and actor Omar Epps stopped by to see his Cowboys’ put in work:
Omar Epps at Cowboys camp and joins us on NFL Network pic.twitter.com/QbUhdV9HsT— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 29, 2017
After having a couple of days of rest, Jaylon Smith was back to practice:
Jaylon Smith back in pads and practicing today for the Cowboys.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 29, 2017
And it’s not training camp without your daily music update from David Helman:
All I need in this life is Drake and football. pic.twitter.com/DlNDmiOflw— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 29, 2017
Another visitor of practice was Dak Prescott’s father:
Dak Prescott's father watching today's practice: "I walk around with a glow. I've been a Cowboys fan my whole life. It's a dream come true."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 29, 2017
Man, Prescott’s family closeness is something to marvel at:
'Even divorced, She was my best friend. Other women knew: I had standing Wed nite dates w Peggy & it helped me bond w @Dak ' - Nat Prescott— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) July 29, 2017
Early in today’s practice, Jourdan Lewis was taken to the medical tent and then removed from the practice field, there is no other information at this time:
Jourdan Lewis just left the field after visiting with trainers in the injury tent. #cowboys— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) July 29, 2017
Rookie Jourdan Lewis left practice with leg injury (hamstring?). With Ryan Switzer and Lewis out, Lance Lenoir... https://t.co/xnxu0bqw4s— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 30, 2017
One guy who is always fired up for practice is none other than Dez Bryant, the All-Pro receiver:
How about a little two-on-two for a breezy Saturday afternoon in southern California? Terrance Williams with the grab.
Sprinkle in a little Cole Beasley...
Add a dash of Andy Jones and to the house, he goes! Well...without safety help.
Alright, now we’re talking. Good to see Cedric Thornton putting in some work after being relatively unheard from last season:
92 knifes thru for would be TfL in line vs period.— B✭Schlerf (@YumaCactus) July 29, 2017
Cedric Thornton giving Frederick a go pic.twitter.com/jTNN4mA5uT— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
Here’s Taco Charlton going through the pass rush drills:
Seems like the offense came to compete today after the defense has had the edge early on:
Brice Butler beats Anthony Brown 1-on-1 in compete drill in front of entire team: pic.twitter.com/v4kf7Ey5iQ— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 29, 2017
Dez Bryant wins over Nolan Carroll in 7-on-7: pic.twitter.com/WXD0EBDNij— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 30, 2017
All in all, the running backs were having a pretty good practice:
Ezekiel Elliott finishing the run pic.twitter.com/Vwx7SFJG3F— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 29, 2017
Darren is killin' people out here pic.twitter.com/0LjutjZnSc— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 29, 2017
Darren McFadden run past Jaylon Smith: pic.twitter.com/m3pOdxVkbo— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 30, 2017
Jaylon Smith was getting after it today, watch him chase down Darren McFadden and force him out:
Y'all see Jaylon Smith trailing after McFadden tho? pic.twitter.com/E9gtesjtmH— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 29, 2017
Just saw Jaylon turn on the jets to stop McFadden on a sweep. A few media people around me...all of us said WOW at the same time.— Derek Eagleton (@derekeagleton) July 29, 2017
Sean Lee said ‘hold my beer, Jaylon’ and got in on the action:
Sean Lee is pretty good at that TFL stuff. pic.twitter.com/S5BN5twAx0— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 29, 2017
Get this man his gold jacket already, 15 years and still killing it:
Witten fights off Hitch and Scandrick pic.twitter.com/jWVMmucLLg— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
“You better watch out, you better not cry...” Marinelli: “You better watch that zone-read as Dak goes flying by!”
Split ‘em Dan...wait watch out for the camera man!
#Cowboys K Dan Bailey was good from 33, 37, 40, 44, 47 and 49 today.— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) July 30, 2017
Our buddy, Mark Lane with the tweet of the day:
A little more special teams news, for what it’s worth, Lenoir has been showing up in these practices:
With no Ryan Switzer and no Jourdan Lewis, it's Lance Lenoir and Javontee Herdnon working punt returns today.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
Oh, Benson Mayowa, we hardly knew ye. All joking aside here is Dallas’ sack leader v.s. the eater of worlds:
How about some more compete period? It’s everyone’s favorite:
Taco with some shiftiness on La'el pic.twitter.com/bK7NmrYjGm— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
La’el Collins will not stand for getting beat more than twice though...
Richard Ash gets activated and then gets through Travis Frederick? What are we seeing?
Stephen Paea has looked surprisingly strong in his compete period reps:
Here is a really nice spin from Tyrone Crawford on La’el Collins, looked pretty nasty:
Dak was looking pretty sharp on his birthday:
That’s definitely not Dez, it’s Dak with the comeback to Williams:
Dez finds Terrance on the comeback pic.twitter.com/h55FtoCnh4— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
Byron Jones makes a heck of a play but he was out of bounds:
Dak looks for Brice on the double move. Byron makes a hell of an effort, but outta bounds. pic.twitter.com/IuYFoR64Eb— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
That’s okay because next up, he’s making another great play:
Byron's on a roll. He pokes the next pass out of Witten's reach. pic.twitter.com/aU3REtfslL— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
Though Byron forced a field goal, do not play with Bay...ley.
We finally have a Noah Brown sighting!
2nd-team, two-minute drills. Kellen to Noah Brown. pic.twitter.com/tbkQKW1iRp— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
Just throw it to Witten in the flat, he’s open:
The offense fought back but the defense got some quality wins today, Dave Helman agrees:
Practice is over. It is my opinion that the defense won the day. We'll try to get some kind of word on Jourdan Lewis.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
That’s a wrap for today, we’ll be looking into the Jourdan Lewis injury and its extent. Stay tuned to BTB for any updates. We’ll leave you with our own McCool in the walk-off: