The Dallas Cowboys were back out on the Oxnard fields today to put in a little work at practice. It’s the Cowboys 14th practice but soon they will be packing up and headed back to the Star in Frisco.
Before we get into the highlights, the Cowboys did work out a handful of players today:
Cowboys worked out OL Daronta Bouldin, WR Darren Carrington and safeties Dominic Sanders, Ryan Murphy and Deron Washington after their walkthrough today, as @toddarcher reported earlier.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 13, 2018
Depth is kinda thin at all 3 spots, so it'll be interesting to see who they sign, if anyone.
The Cowboys did sign a few guys today. First up, Jacob Alsadek, he is a UDFA guard from Arizona, who spent a little time with the Packers.
They also signed another wide receiver, Darren Carrington, he worked out for them today:
Cowboys signing former Utah WR Darren Carrington, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2018
Also, just a quick congratulatory shout out to Alfred Morris, the former Cowboys running back signed with the 49ers. He deserves mention because he was just an all-around stand-up guy:
The 49ers are signing former Cowboys RB Alfred Morris.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 13, 2018
Randy Gregory, who made his way into team drills yesterday, finally broke his silence and got a chance to talk to the media, great stuff here:
.@RandyGregory_4: "I just would like everyone to realize that there is more to it [than just the marijuana element], and there is a stigma behind it. And it's not just somebody walking around carelessly, doing what they want." pic.twitter.com/2rX4TR1oQD— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 13, 2018
In other defensive line news, one really important guy was activated off PUP today, that would be Maliek Collins!
Cowboys DT Maliek Collins has passed his physical and has been activated from the physically unable to perform list— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 13, 2018
On the same day he was taken off PUP, Maliek Collins is participating in pre-practice walkthrough. Not sure what that means for his practice regimen, but that’s a positive sign #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 13, 2018
If the D-Line is called the “Hot Boyz”, what’s a good nickname for these two?
We start off today’s drills with Ezekiel Elliott leading the way!
Rod Smith & Bo Scarbrough got in on the action..
Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith, Bo Scarbrough pic.twitter.com/HctUTHOmsD— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 13, 2018
Dak Prescott gets the ball to Rico Gathers in compete period:
Dak Prescott to Rico Gathers: pic.twitter.com/b52FaXg9Cs— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 13, 2018
That’s a hard move for Tyree Robinson to counter not to mention how huge Rico is:
Allen Hurns being covered by Chidobe Awuzie in compete drills:
A better look of the action between these two:
We have a Chris Covington sighting as he does battle with Jordan Chunn:
Nowhere to go for Ezekiel Elliott in team drills but whoever threw him to the ground should be arrested by Oxnard PD:
Zeke with a little payback, busting through the defense:
Rod Smith getting himself a piece of the defense, leaving little if any meat on the bone:
We had a scare for the G.O.A.T. Jeff Heath, hope he’s alright:
Kavon Frazier has replaced the injured Jeff Heath at first-team safety in team drills.— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 13, 2018
When you’re casually browsing Twitter and see that Jeff Heath is injured pic.twitter.com/pAVzlfKcze— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 13, 2018
Dak trying to throw on the run but Jaylon Smith says nope!
More linebackers stepping up, of course it’s Sean Lee:
Linebackers made two nice plays on this series. Jaylon Smith swatted a ball intended for Dalton Schultz on first down. Sean Lee made this tackle short of the sticks on third #cowboyswire pic.twitter.com/VqL0voeJd2— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 13, 2018
Jeff Heath Update:
*breathes so heavy it creates a vortex* https://t.co/ZaDItmQ5bG— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 13, 2018
Cowboys S Jeff Heath leaving the field with his left ankle taped said, "Yep, I'm good." pic.twitter.com/v3mmbgyoGw— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 13, 2018
Jeff Reginald Heath the GOAT doing GOAT things https://t.co/bhdVYhf7QY— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 13, 2018
Nice closing speed by Leighton Vander Esch to keep Rod Smith from doing much with this short pass:
Daily Dan Bailey update: He’s pretty good.
Dan Bailey perfect from roughly 33, 38, 42, 43, 46 and 48 yards today. #cowboyswire— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) August 13, 2018
FWIW, Dan Bailey has been almost perfect since his two rough practices last week. Just crushed all of his FGs during special teams period, with longs of 46 & 48. #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 13, 2018
Zeke is out here running go routes?!
A little 7-on-7 red zone work:
Back to Cowboys practice in 7-on-7 work: pic.twitter.com/SFm5TJXO9D— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Dak finds Hurns for the TOUCHDOWN!
Just a great route by Hurns to make himself the easy target:
Sorry Dalton Schultz but if Jaylon was allowed to, you’d be down.
Jaylon Smith is there in 7-on-7: pic.twitter.com/2dlAhByEw0— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Schultz was the beneficiary here on a nicely placed pass from Mike White:
Mike White to a wide-open Dalton Schultz pic.twitter.com/l8S7NiVvMs— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 14, 2018
On second-look, that’s a pretty big lapse in coverage for the DB’s to leave Schultz that wide open:
Zeke with the touchdown catch a few plays later:
Chaz Green is going to get the quarterback killed, he completely craters here against Dorance Armstrong:
Taco Charlton gives Cameron Fleming all he can handle:
Taco Charlton vs. Cameron Fleming: pic.twitter.com/jqpxDLVmQ8— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Fleming got Taco back though:
Taco Charlton vs. Cameron Fleming: pic.twitter.com/eFZqKMCBJm— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Lewis Neal makes quick work of his man:
Back in team drills, Dak finds Michael Gallup!
Dorance Armstrong showing up again, batting the pass attempt from Dak:
Ezekiel Elliott putting the ball in the end zone...again.
Zeke with the TD on 10-yard run had OL yelling, "You ain't stopping that!@ pic.twitter.com/uhXQqmEzc2— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
The O-Line was fired up for that run by Zeke:
Randy Gregory getting some pressure on the quarterback in only his second practice:
Randy Gregory providing some pass rush pic.twitter.com/101w8uXEHe— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 14, 2018
Cooper Rush finds Mekale McKay in team drills:
Cooper Rush to Mekale McKay: pic.twitter.com/RPLrzxyGUK— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Dalton Schultz bobbles it but he makes the catch!
Duke Thomas gets the stop on Rod Smith:
Dak Prescott connects with Michael Gallup again for a nice gain:
Dangerous throw by Dak but Leighton Vander Esch just barely misses the pick:
1st-round pick Leighton Vander Esch with near pick of Dak in red zone: pic.twitter.com/lEbQbBJbZ2— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Chido levels Zeke in team drills, there will probably be an “Atta Boy” followed by a slow down kid.
Hard hit on Zeke in red zone: pic.twitter.com/H4eWXRjD2V— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Chido with the pass breakup, like his 1,000th in camp:
Chido Awuzie with pass breakup: pic.twitter.com/FhDCMFgia7— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Jaylon Smith with the pass breakup on an intended pass to Elliott:
Jaylon Smith again vs. Zeke: pic.twitter.com/QFm39xoNW1— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 14, 2018
Geoff Swaim tries to keep this in but those feet don’t come down:
Dak connects with Allen Hurns again in the end zone:
Hurns secures it, raise the arms, that’s a TD, baby!!
On fourth down no less, what a nice play by Hurns:
That’s the best way to end the day on a high note for the offense. It seems like another receiver takes over every practice. Today, it was the Dak Prescott to Allen Hurns Show in full effect.
The Cowboys have a day off tomorrow but tune in to BTB for all Cowboys updates by the minute!