The second day of Cowboys Camp has concluded but it was what occurred before practice began that started a social media panic among some Cowboys fans.
Amari Cooper is just fine, folks!
Someone thought it would be really funny to tag Amari Cooper as being the latest player to be carted off the field but that’s the landscape we all live in these days.
For those of y'all wondering: practice doesn't even start for another half hour. Amari Cooper is fine. https://t.co/yXsNVyqg0Z— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 28, 2019
Amari Cooper was just fine as the circulating rumor was shot down by every Cowboys beat writer rather quickly. In fact, Amari Cooper kind of had himself a pretty good day for a no-pads practice with a little assistance from his quarterback Dak Prescott.
Dak Prescott + deep ball + Amari Cooper = pic.twitter.com/1BdEEY3k0V— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) July 28, 2019
Look! There’s Amari Cooper, running out to practice with Michael Gallup! Just as healthy as can be.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 28, 2019
Please be careful with who you get your news from. pic.twitter.com/fm5k84Q52X
Jason Garrett is a little more hands-on
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett spoke to the media about him having an increased role with the offense. With two first-time assistants in Kellen Moore and Jon Kitna, Garrett wants to coach up his coaches as well.
Jason Garrett says he’s more connected with the offense right now than he’s been in recent years. Says at different times he’s been more connected with different parts of the team over the years.— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) July 28, 2019
Jason Garrett just acknowledged that he’s been spending more time working with the offense than in previous years. Obviously he’s working this season with a first-year OC in Kellen Moore and a first-year QB coach Jon Kitna— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 28, 2019
With it being a crucial contract year for Garrett, he’s going to make sure he’s as involved as possible, as he should be.
Everyone is running with the ones
Yesterday, Darius Jackson was getting a lot of the reps with the ones but the Cowboys opened it up a little more on Sunday.
Jordan Chunn getting some reps in Dak’s group here. We’ve also seen Darius Jackson and Tony Pollard get reps with the 1’s.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 28, 2019
My advice: don’t worry about any kind of RB depth chart for the time being. #cowboyswire pic.twitter.com/OrqIeso46t
Here’s the kicker: There is another kicker
Kasey Redfern kicked field goals today, rather than Brett Maher. He went 5-of-6, which was the same mark as Maher yesterday. #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 28, 2019
We mentioned Brett Maher’s job being on shaky ground and he didn’t get off to a great start yesterday when he clanged one off the uprights. Well, for what it’s worth, the Cowboys do have another kicker out there but so far, they both have a miss a piece. Garrett was cranking up the music on these kickers today, trying to amp up the pressure.
The Cowboys receivers look solid thus far but the challenge awaits
Outside of Amari Cooper, the Cowboys have a stable of other hungry receivers. Early returns suggest quite a connection building between Randall Cobb and Dak Prescott:
The rookie Jon’Vea Johnson was turning a few heads as well with his abilities to track the ball deep. Rookie Jalen Guyton also made a nice sideline snag but these have been some low-key practices to start and the challenge begins when the pads come on.
Prescott connects on a deep TD pass to Jon’vea Johnson. (This was done with no DBs.) Everyone is excited.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 29, 2019
One last check on Amari Cooper....He’s pretty damn good, folks.
Stay tuned as Cowboys Camp will get a heavy dose of competition when they start padded practices tomorrow.