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Cowboys 2018 rookie minicamp: All the news from day one of Cowboys rookie minicamp

Need all the storylines from the first day of Cowboys rookie minicamp? We have them here.

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The Cowboys rookies all reported to the Star today to take part in the annual rookie minicamp. Yesterday, Jason Garrett explained that they have scrapped some of the old regimen that consisted of working these guys until they were sick (i.e. Dez Bryant back in 2010). Instead, it’s now more of a walk-through approach to get them acclimated with the tempo and style of how they want to practice going forward.

It’s going to be an easing-in process as the Cowboys just don’t want to start out with any setbacks this early:

There are actually a few veterans that are allowed to take place in rookie minicamps and the Cowboys had their fair share of one-year guys:

For anyone interested in contract situations, the Cowboys have signed every pick except for Michael Gallup as there is some specific wording in the contracts for third rounders:

Leighton Vander Esch was asked about his contract but only wanted to talk about the important aspects of his job.

The Cowboys new projected starting left guard was getting after it. Connor Williams certainly resembles what athletic offensive linemen are supposed to be:

Is that a linebacker running drills with the running backs? Nope, that’s just seventh-round pick, Bo Scarbrough.

Bo talked about the rapport he’s already building with fifth-round quarterback Mike White, hopefully we can see some preseason magic between the two:

One of the more intriguing areas to keep an eye on will be at receiver, where it’s Cole Beasley, Terrance Williams, and a whole lot of new faces. The Cowboys brought in Sanjay Lal, who’s known around the league as an excellent teacher at receiver, he wasted no time today:

Sanjay Lal isn’t the only impressing addition to the coaching staff as Rod Marinelli had high praise for Kris Richard:

One receiver who wasn’t shy for words, Michael Gallup, who addressed everything from Dez Bryant to the (un)luckiness of the number 13, for which he’s chosen to sport.

Gallup isn’t worried that he didn’t go to one of the biggest schools, like Deion Sanders says: “If you ball, you’ll get the call.” Gallup knows what a big deal it is for him to be a Dallas Cowboy.

Speaking of what a privilege it is to be a Dallas Cowboy, Jason Garrett walked all the rookies over to the famous touchstone:

Here’s the touchstone in all it’s magical glory:

It’s such a privilege that those that roamed the halls before may be gone but never forgotten. When it comes to Jason Witten, nobody is ready to say goodbye:

Without Witten in the fold, fourth-rounder Dalton Schultz will get an opportunity that no tight end has had in 15 years:

We did get an update on Maliek Collins recovery timetable for his broken left foot. They are hoping to see him at some point in training camp:

That’s about all for the day but you can check out Jason Garrett’s press conference following the first day of rookie minicamp:

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