Sunday’s practice had a lot of the same things as Saturday’s but the most important part was Jaylon Smith passing another test. Today, he practiced, in pads, for the second consecutive day!
Jaylon Smith in pads for the second consecutive day pic.twitter.com/v2nFiu2Kw3— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2017
And, of course, it was jam-packed with Cowboys’ fans once again, America’s Team travels pretty damn well.
Packed house for today's Cowboys practice pic.twitter.com/tM2Pnit5rd— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2017
Just a quick update from yesterday, Jourdan Lewis joins Ryan Switzer in the Department of Hamstrung. That forced a wily veteran to take reps returning kicks:
Hamstring injuries to Ryan Switzer and Jourdan Lewis have Darren McFadden returning kicks— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2017
Also, Chaz Green did not practice with a sore shoulder but it’s not serious...yet.
#Cowboys Chaz Green sidelined with shoulder injury, but won't require surgery.— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) July 31, 2017
Byron Bell took some tackle reps today as a result. https://t.co/n1ONm0Eb2o— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) July 31, 2017
Over the past several practices, the defense has probably been winning a lot more than folks thought they would. Today, the offense caught them:
This was a good play by Dak Prescott, Terrance Williams after D jumped offside in Saturday's practice. pic.twitter.com/T2PkULAxIO— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 30, 2017
Here is an action shot of Ezekiel Elliott going through some running back drills, he scared folks pulling up for a second (looking like another hamstring) but he’s good:
The cornerbacks have been causing quite the difficulty but Dak and Dez is a hard connection to break:
Too late for a pic, but Dak and Dez just nailed the back-shoulder end zone fade against Anthony Brown.— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) July 30, 2017
Machota bails us out with the coverage of the play, that’s Dez Bryant, ya’ll!
Anybody order a fresh case of sauce? Watch out, this one’s a bit spicy:
The receivers were hot today and they made sure they got some back on these defensive backs:
Cowboys WRs beat the DBs, 20-5, in 1-on-1 drills.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 30, 2017
Overheard at camp: "It's a bludgeoning." Jason Garrett let everybody know how poorly the defensive backs were... https://t.co/Cj98hMhoTc— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 31, 2017
Chidobe Awuzie, by far the best rookie so far, don’t feel bad about getting bodied by 88, that’s a bad man, rookie!
Dez Bryant worked out Chidobe Awuize and Anthony Brown in 1-on-1 drills: pic.twitter.com/Lzddp4Pwoq— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 30, 2017
We can’t bust on the defense too bad, Kyle Wilber showing out for the defense:
Once again, Rico Gathers wasn’t happy about it but there are better ways to behave. Coach Garrett got hot!
Coaches not happy with Rico's reaction pic.twitter.com/TKD4c9tqCu— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2017
Rico Gathers slams helmet after getting beat badly by Kyle Wilber in pass rush drill during compete period.— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) July 31, 2017
I swear to you that Nolan Carroll has made some good plays but this was just nasty by Terrance Williams:
Nolan Carroll can't keep up with Terrance Williams: pic.twitter.com/2SIxgZvILH— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 30, 2017
There are only two gears to Sean Lee...Seek and Destroy!
However, when that happens, Zeke just goes the other way...smart Zeke!
We got an update for Justin Durant, he’s taking some reps with the twos:
56 taking snaps with the 2s?— ✭TrainingCamp Lando✭ (@McCoolBTB) July 30, 2017
Kyle Wilber and Noah Brown also got into it and both guys were thrown out of practice:
Jason Garrett has laid down an edict apparently. Linebacker Kyle Wilber and wide receiver Noah Brown have been... https://t.co/Mn3ylxjCpd— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 30, 2017
Add Rico Gathers to the kicked out list apparently. He and Wilber got into in 1-on-1 drills with Gathers throwing helmet.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 31, 2017
Coachable moments. Garrett having a chat with all the guys he kicked out of practice pic.twitter.com/hzaO3rz41t— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 31, 2017
Rod Smith has quietly had a very good camp thus far, he knows how to get to the edge with ease:
Some solid patience from Rod Smith. Some bad camera work from me. pic.twitter.com/9huF4A38Xb— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2017
Even though thy aren't tackling, this is an obvious TD. Rod Smith having a solid camp. pic.twitter.com/Zq2eLllqdD— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 31, 2017
Ezekiel Elliott taking his time and finding the crease then boom!
They look the same but these are two different times that Zeke busts through the hole and gone.
Dez may not be fast but he’s agile and quick, you also better bring three guys to get him down.
Draft gurus said he wasn’t a consistent tackler...Brown says who said that?
Jaylon just gets better and better every practice rep he takes:
Jaylon Smith pursuing play in team drills: pic.twitter.com/REF3G9USjf— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 31, 2017
Today’s forecast? How about a few Showers, Jameill Showers that is, at safety to be exact:
Jameill Showers with a nice play on the ball! pic.twitter.com/fSHFIuchv6— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 31, 2017
Back to Zeke...the dude wasn’t playing with anybody today, he came to eat.
After getting sent to the principal’s office, they were welcomed back to practice:
Kyle Wilber and Rico Gathers just hugged and moved on. Both are back at practice after it appeared coaches sent them to the locker room— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 31, 2017
Not to toot our own horns but uh...toot...toot! Our very own McCool got a shout out from Bryan Broaddus on the Mothership’s broadcast of practice! Great work, McCool!
Hey, Cowboys’ fans, Orlando Scandrick is healthy...and he did what nobody has done to this point in practice, stop Cole Beasley!
Joey Ivie got his Welcome to the NFL moment, courtesy of Travis Frederick!
Joey Ivie is working into practice today, and Travis Frederick just gave him a rousing welcome to the NFL (aka the ground).— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 31, 2017
I thought this play only worked for me in Madden 17, Zeke, my gosh!
Ezekiel Elliott TD catch in 7 on 7 pic.twitter.com/zovoVDgZVK— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 31, 2017
Taco Charlton was back working the weak side with the ones!
Taco Charlton working with the first team at right defensive end— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 31, 2017
Well, the defense was only going to bend so much...
Carroll had nice coverage on Dez.— B✭Schlerf (@YumaCactus) July 31, 2017
Byron Jones just adding to the great practices he has had:
Byron Jones picks off Dak in the end zone. Follows up great highlights from yesterday.— Shan Shariff (@1053SS) July 31, 2017
Hello, Byron Jones. He picks off Dak in the end zone. pic.twitter.com/rJWE351IH1— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 31, 2017
Here's a better angle, Rod Marinelli went HAM after this!
Byron Jones has been making plays the last two days. Rod Marinelli real fired up about this INT pic.twitter.com/MrnwjifBBx— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 31, 2017
Oh, Kellen Moore completed a deep ball to Noah Brown!
Kellen Moore with a good-looking deep ball TD to Noah Brown in team drills. Nice grab by the rookie in the corner of the endzone— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 31, 2017
Touchdown, Noah Brown. Fantastic catch against double coverage from Chidobe Awuzie and Kavon Frazier. pic.twitter.com/3BwkLlDT6m— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 31, 2017
If you're not having fun then it's time to get out this business!
Dez Bryant and Brice Butler share a moment: pic.twitter.com/3ON0MavpAs— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 31, 2017
Rumble, young man, rumble! You have to keep an eye on Dez, DB's!!!
You got to give it to Dez, he's really been a leader on and off the field and is making a case for Captain this offseason:
For a quick summary, the defense made some plays but the offense struck back in a huge way this afternoon. Stay tuned to BTB for all your camp coverage!