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Dallas Cowboys training camp practice number two updates: Jalen Jelks released

Cowboys training camp practice number two is in the books.

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The Dallas Cowboys took to the practice field for their second practice of training camp on Sunday morning and there is a lot of football news to digest. It is a beautiful time.

Things with America’s Team already feel dramatically different with Mike McCarthy in charge. The team’s first practice on Friday brought the change of a longtime team tradition in quarterbacks not wearing red practice jerseys; what did practice number two have in store for us?

Let’s begin.


Jalen Jelks has been released to make room for Everson Griffen

What goes up must come down, and according to ESPN, Jalen Jelks is the odd man out in order to make room for Everson Griffen.

Second-year defensive end Jalen Jelks has been released to make room for the impending addition of Everson Griffen. Jelks, a seventh round pick in 2019, spent last season on injured reserve.

Sean Lee and La’el Collins both kept it light

No harm, no foul.

It’s still early.

Cam Erving did not practice

Aside from Jalen Jelks, who was released, Cam Erving did not practice on Sunday. Remember what Mike McCarthy said about him on Saturday.

Cowboys practice jerseys now have names on the back of them

While we were all seeing red on Friday it seems that everyone is now seeing everything. Apparently Mike McCarthy has instituted the name of players on the back of their practice jerseys.

Things like this might seem small and trivial, but consider that these are practices that have never been done for the Cowboys, or have been absent for a great amount of time. McCarthy is clearly all about being as efficient as possible, and think about how long it can often take (speaking within the context of the activity) to look up a player’s name on a roster sheet. Now coaches don’t have to waste that time.

There are multiple looks being used

This is very good to see. The Cowboys are mixing things up as far as the looks they give.

What mix-up do you want to see most?

Here were some winners of a particular variety

Jaylon Smith beat Zack Martin.

Anthony Brown and Chidobe Awuzie had an interception each.

Aldon Smith beat Tyron Smith. Hold your breath.

Connor Williams and Trysten Hill had the first skirmish of camp

Two players that people want to see more out of are undoubtedly Connor Williams and Trysten Hill, more specifically the latter. They got into it on Sunday morning.

It seems like Tony Pollard may have been - gasp - involved

For real. Let your imagination run wild.

Tyler Biadasz took some snaps at guard

For your notes, just know that the rookie was used at a non-center position.

This is obviously an interesting roster spot to watch.