clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cowboys 2018 Minicamp: All the sights and sounds from the second day of minicamp

Check out all the nuggets of information from the second day of Cowboys mandatory minicamp.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys-Minicamp Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys were back on the practice fields today for their second day of the mandatory minicamp practices. Here’s all of the interesting sights, notes, and quotes from today’s practice.

The first thing that must be mentioned is that the Cowboys and Zack Martin finally reached the terms on a monstrous deal:

This offensive line is going to be around for a while, folks!

Another awesome sight besides the Cowboys O-line being intact was former Cowboys backup QB Babe Laufenberg’s son, Luke, who is currently cancer-free after a lengthy battle, covering Ezekiel Elliott:

The Cowboys have also been very happy to have David Irving back on the field, including the guy that has practice against him:

The media caught up with quarterback Dak Prescott today and asked a variety of questions from his “steal” of the offseason plus his training regimen with a month off coming:

Prescott’s not the only guy who’s excited about Tavon Austin, RB’s coach Gary Brown has been more than impressed:

The Cowboys coaches and trainers have emphasized conditioning, including changing the way they end their practices:

Often a forgotten man, Terrance Williams has continued to rehab his broken foot as Scott Linehan made mention of:

Though it’s only mandatory minicamp, Drew Davison of Star-Telegram, has pointed out that the defense has been shining brighter than the offense in these practices.

“Drop sequence. As stated, the Cowboys offense struggled to catch passes on Wednesday, particularly during one stretch of seven-on-seven drills.

Backup quarterback Cooper Rush threw a strike to Rod Smith, who bobbled it and had it broken up by linebacker Damien Wilson; rookie Michael Gallup dropped a pass by Rush; and then rookie running back Bo Scarbrough had a drop, borderline fumble, on a pass from fellow rookie QB Mike White.”

It’s not uncommon for the offense to start slower than a defense, it’s been a running theme the past few offseasons. As the offense builds continuity with a lot of new faces, it won’t be long before they’re routinely making plays in practice. It’s a give/take relationship between the two sides of the ball.

“It’s a work-in-progress,” quarterback Dak Prescott said. “We’re not anywhere where we want to be, but we know the strides we need to make. We know where we need to get to, so we’re not going to stress too much or get too frustrated over a few drops here and there. Obviously I missed throws, so it’s part of it.

”But we’re definitely getting better. That’s the main importance of this right now.”

One guy who has garnered some attention is Byron Jones, he made an incredible breakup on Allen Hurns yesterday and was back at it:

Safety-turned-cornerback Byron Jones made a couple noticeable plays early on. He dropped what should have been an interception on a poor throw by Prescott to Gallup, but rebounded the following play with a nice breakup when Prescott tried to go back to Gallup.

If you got less than half an hour to spare, check out Bryan Broaddus and Ambar Garcia give you all of their takeaways from these past two days:

That’s about it for the second day of Cowboys minicamp, soak it in because after Thursday, it’ll be a long six weeks until training camp!

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Blogging The Boys Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your Dallas Cowboys news from Blogging The Boys