The Cowboys have already gotten through two padded practices now and plenty of players, from stars to roster bubble candidates, are getting a chance to make their mark. If you weren’t lucky enough to make it out to Oxnard, don’t worry; we’ve got all the Twitter cut ups from today’s practice ready for you.
Yesterday, the Cowboys brought back Alfred Morris, and he was ready for practice today.
Alfred Morris is back, wearing No. 23 pic.twitter.com/6fpDBOMtl1— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
For someone who was unemployed less than 24 hours ago, Morris looked pretty light on his feet.
A few players did not practice today for various reasons.
Cowboys practice is about to start. Tyron Smith and Jason Witten are getting veteran days off— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
Cowboys LB Chris Covington (hamstring) has passed his physical and been taken off NFI. TE Rico Gathers isn’t practicing today because of an ankle injury— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
Sean Lee tweaked his knee yesterday. Cowboys don’t feel like it’s anything serious. He didn’t practice today. Probably won’t practice for the next few days— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
JonVea Johnson, an undrafted rookie wide receiver who’s generating some buzz, showed exactly why he could end up making the team.
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Dak Prescott threw a good ball to new receiver Randall Cobb, but it sailed through his hands and none other than Jeff Heath made the pick.
The touch to get this over Woods but to not sail it into Heath’s chest is impressive. Cobb gotta haul this one in. https://t.co/dLr89m3INf— Connor Livesay (@ConnorNFLDraft) July 30, 2019
Another throw to Randall Cobb resulted in an interception, this time with Xavier Woods making a great jump on the ball.
Michael Gallup, on the other hand, put on a show.
Michael Gallup, this is pretty filthy pic.twitter.com/bwB6DOL3Wt— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2019
Cedrick Wilson Jr. managed to do a pretty good Cole Beasley impression working with the second team.
As expected, there is a lot of pre-snap motion going on so far.
That pre snap motion though— David Howman (@_DH44_) July 30, 2019
You want some battles in the trenches? Here you go!
Taco Charlton vs. Cameron Fleming pic.twitter.com/Ow3eLsMel0— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
La’el and Dorance trading some blows. Armstrong can bend pic.twitter.com/VT1Zuji1pL— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2019
A few highlights from the Compete period, with individual offensive and defensive players going head to head:
Compete Period, DJax v. LVE— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2019
the offense leads 6-0 in Compete through two days pic.twitter.com/P473DRtena
Can’t forget about special teams.
Kasey Redfern kicking today. He went 4-of-6. Looked like his misses were from about 33 and 43. Long kick of 48. #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2019
Redfern finished kicking and immediately ran downfield and started handling punt drills, so he’s spelling Brett Maher and Chris Jones today. Respect.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2019
Reggie Davis, Randall Cobb and Jourdan Lewis are handling punt returns #cowboyswire
Finally, a few post-practice sound bites from coaches and players:
Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown on Alfred Morris: "He was a great player for us. He was able to do a lot of things, especially with our wide-zone and what we want to do. I've always said this and I believe it, he's one of the best wide-zone runners this league has ever seen."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
Alfred Morris said he received no assurances from the Cowboys about his spot on the team. "That doesn't matter. I'm going to do what I have to do. I'm always going to show up and give my best. Whatever they do on the back end, that's up to them. That's not my business."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
Travis Frederick said his first day back in pads since being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome did not make him feel particularly emotional. Then he explained why.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2019
It hit me pretty hard #cowboyswire pic.twitter.com/ceNE1uDCXA
Jason Garrett’s reaction to Ezekiel Elliott traveling to Cabo: pic.twitter.com/flfsQs38Zu— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 30, 2019
And just to wrap a final bow on this practice, here’s this:
Practice No. 4 is over, which means we’ve reached the first off day of training camp.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 30, 2019
I counted 3 takeaways by the defense today, so I’m giving them the W.