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We have you covered with all of the highlight’s from Thursday’s practice.

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With the Hall of Fame Game kicking off, you can finally smell football in the air. It might be a meaningless contest between players competing for roster spots, but it signifies that football season is finally here.

The Falcons and Broncos battled it out in Canton, but the Cowboys were getting more work in at practice in Oxnard. The defense ruled the day during practice 5. Without further ado, we give you the highlights from social media of Thursday’s action.

Practice five was the third practice in pads, and the defense made life hard for the offense in the California heat. Rookie Michael Jackson out of Miami made a splash play, jumping the pass and returning it for six:

The late-round pick is competing for one of the final roster spots in Dallas. Anthony Brown, who was also a day three selection in his draft class, made some plays on Thursday as well:

Brown had an impressive season as the slot corner in Kris Richard’s defense in 2018. The Cowboys are hoping that will continue moving forward.

Jourdan Lewis, meanwhile, has been lost in the shuffle in the defensive backfield. The smaller Lewis does not fit the prototype Richard defensive back, but he makes plays when his number is called. The former Michigan Wolverines star impressed in practice five:

Things were not all bad for the offense, though. Dak Prescott was able to hit second-year receiver Michael Gallup a few times during the practice. Their timing was a little bit off last season, but they are hopeful that things will change this year.

Gallup was not the only receiver that Dak connected with on Thursday — undrafted rookie, and popular pet cat, Jon’Vea Johnson, hauls in a deep touchdown here;

Fellow UDFA receiver Jalen Guyton makes a play here too, despite some initial impressive coverage from Chris Westry.

There is some debate on whether or not Tavon Austin will make the 53-man squad this season, but that has not stopped him from making plays in training camp. Here, he makes the defender look silly:

The defense wasn’t done making plays, though. Jaylon Smith breaks up a pass that was intended for Jason Witten.

Hopefully this is a good omen:

One of the bigger moments of the practice came from Dorance Armstrong. The second-year defensive end beat Tyron Smith one-on-one, which is certainly no easy task to do.

UPDATE: After this article was published, Calvin Watkins posted the video of Armstrong getting past Smith.

More Armstrong:

Rookie defensive tackle Trysten Hill had some nice moments during the day as well:

Despite a largely defensive day, Prescott was impressive in 7-on-7, finding multiple receivers:

The defense ultimately won the day though, as the defensive backfield impressed in the afternoon heat.

Following the practice, Jerry Jones was asked about Ezekiel Elliott’s situation. Jones says he is not worried about it not working itself out:

Jerry also clarified his statements regarding not needing a rushing champion to win the Super Bowl:

Finally, there is nothing new regarding Dak, Zeke, or Amari’s contract negotiations.