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Cowboys 2018 training camp: All the sights & sounds from practice #3 for the Cowboys

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We’ve made it to training camp, here’s the social media highlights from the third practice.

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Every day we will be here to fill your hearts with sights and sounds from the Cowboys training camp practices out in Oxnard. Today’s practice is the third one of the week and it’s super fun because finally the pads come on.

Jason Garrett was asked about how certain players take their game to another level when the pads come on. His response for an example was the Cowboys hopeful starter at safety:

When the pads come on, the fans show out, it’s hitting time folks!

Someone needs to remind this Raiders fan that SoCal is Cowboys Country!

Another young safety, Kavon Frazier, has been sitting out with an undisclosed blood disorder but that just may be cleared up here soon:

A couple of observations to get out of the way before practice heats up:

As expected, the Cowboys will be cautious with Terrance Williams, who’s still recovering from a broken foot.

An adopted method for the Cowboys this offseason has been the implementation of yoga and it was in full-force today:

There’s probably no truer statement than Rob Phillip’s one for this photo:

There’s another solid line in the house, here come the “Hot Boys” according to DeMarcus Lawrence who coined the nickname a few days ago:

All aboard the Michael Gallup Hype Express!

Last but not least, here comes “The Man” Dak Prescott:

Here’s the first-team defense...for now:

Offensively speaking, the Cowboys decided to get a few pass plays in with lots of shuffling going on:

Somebody call a local DJ because this cannot be good for team morale:

Wait...scratch that...we’re all back to normal:

We can confirm that Taco Charlton is certainly much happier now with the music on:

Linebacker is one of the more intriguing positions to keep an eye on. Here’s some action shots of the group going through drills:

Man, the sheer thought of this dude in year two is quite appetizing:

Speaking of guys to be excited about, one day soon, Randy Gregory won’t be a bystander:

The foundation of this football team getting in on the action with a few drills:

Okay, drills are cool but it’s time for a little contact:

Let’s get some of the juices flowing on offense, no better way than giving the ball to Ezekiel Elliott to set the tone:

I mean... if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Let the receiving begin!! Spread that ball around Dak!

We see you Allen Hurns, rip it up my dude:

Holy wide out, Batman! Michael Gallup just sitting on the defense with this one:

Watch Gallup shred Anthony Brown in 7-on-7:

Cole Beasley getting the ball on a short route:

Later on, Beasley hooks up with Prescott on a sweet sideline catch:

And we got our first takeaway from training camp, CB Byron Jones picks one off deep:

The coverage was great indeed but Dak put the ball where it needed to be. This was one incredible athlete making a superb play:

Kris Richard was all the way live after watching his teachings pay off for Byron Jones.

For the daily check in with Rico Gathers, Cooper Rush gives us a peek:

Mike White finds Rico Gathers for another nice play:

Nice job for Rico here securing the catch after the initial bobble:

Darius Jackson shows a little juice, will he secure a roster spot?

Dan Bailey had a tough ending to 2017 but he’s back to business to start training camp:

Speaking of special teams, the Cowboys are in the market for new returners, here are the early candidates:

Jaylon Smith is not going to let anything get past him:

Lance Lenoir snags one here from Cooper Rush, he’s been a guy worth talking about this offseason:

Some sticky coverage by Marquez White but it wasn’t enough to keep Allen Hurns from this one:

Now for everyone’s favorite part of practice, it’s the compete drills. Datone Jones is going to have to try much harder than that, Fredbeard denies entry.

These two are starting to get a little rivalry going, got to give some props to Jones who certainly shows the disruption:

Much is the same when Tyrone Crawford tries to take on the All-Pro Tyron Smith:

Jihad Ward gives it a go with Zack Martin:

Something to keep an eye on, sixth-round pick Cedrick Wilson came up grabbing his wrist:

Back to the two stars on the day, Michael Gallup is so crafty here against Byron Jones:

Cole Beasley had himself a nice day too, he’s looking to reclaim that leading receiver title in 2018:

Longshot MeKale McKay got involved and watch him extend to make this catch over Anthony Brown:

The eater of worlds, Ezekiel Elliott just racking up the chunk yardage:

Bo Scarbrough knows how to eat up yardage too, that’s one big running back to contend with in the slot:

That’s a wrap on the first padded practice, it was a good day for some of the receivers but the play of the day belongs to Byron Jones. A familiar end to practice with Jason Garrett and Dak Prescott: