The Cowboys are back at practice this week, and there is some good and some bad in the early reports coming out of practice on Wednesday. One thing to always remember is the media only sees the first portion of practice and that sometimes players are not there at that time for various reasons. Still, it’s a little concerning to hear this report.
No Tyron Smith, Tyrone Crawford or Joe Looney at practice today.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 7, 2020
Smith seemed to do fine in the game against Cleveland. The Cowboys could be just holding him out to manage his reps as a veteran with a nagging injury. He also may show up to practice later. We’ll have to see what his designation is on the official injury report later today. It’s unknown what the issue is with Tyrone Crawford, and we already knew that Joe Looney will be out for a few weeks.
The Cowboys are getting a few players back into the practice routine. Not all of them will be available this week, but it’s good to see some activity.
Cowboys designated four players as practice activation from injured reserve: LB Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone), CB Anthony Brown (ribs), WR Ventell Bryant (knee), OL Cam Erving (knee). Brown, Erving did individual drills. Bryant joined team’s turnover drills. LVE on side field https://t.co/YPtalGU0et— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 7, 2020
Coach McCarthy already mentioned they expect Anthony Brown to return. Chidobe Awuzie isn’t eligible to play until next week. And Leighton Vander Esch, from what coach said this morning, is just being eased back into rehab and didn’t sound like he is close to playing yet.
We’ll have to see where Ventell Bryant and Cam Erving are in the journey back to playing.
And yes, we have a Randy Gregory sighting.
This is Randy’s first practice back since 2018. Stretched with team, worked drills including on his getoff while lining up against Aldon Smith and Everson Griffen.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) October 7, 2020
Leighton began on rehab field then joined LBs for fundamentals. CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring) on resistance cords