The Dallas Cowboys ran through day six of their official training camp practices today. They are moving slowly towards that opening game against the Los Angeles Rams. Let’s check out the action for today.
For a nice overall view of today’s activities:
Day 6 Practice Notes:— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) August 21, 2020
-D. Worley had his best practice yet. PBUs, INT, and coverage
-T. Biadasz was STOUT in the interior
-Better day from T. Diggs
-Pollard up the sideline is
-Defense looks strong against the run (especially in red zone)
-Lamb with CRAZY toe-tap for TD
Daryl Worley is a guy we shouldn’t forget about. He has plenty of experience in the league and has started plenty of games. The Tyler Biadasz mention is exciting for those looking at him as the long-term solution in the middle
The Cowboys have been trying to work around injuries at offensive tackle. It’s good to see that the injured tackles were at least attending practice even if they did not participate.
Newly signed OT Pace Murphy did not participate in team drills. Was working to side with a trainer. That made five of team’s nine listed offensive tackles unavailable. Adam Redmond, listed at center, saw work at right tackle and guard.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 21, 2020
#Cowboys LT Tyron Smith spent practice off to the side on cords working on lateral movements or observing drills. Also off to the side DL Dontari Poe, T Cameron Irving and LB Sean Lee— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 21, 2020
It seems the Cowboys are concerned about La’el Collins’ conditioning and are taking it slow with bringing him back to practice.
Conditioning is a factor for why Cowboys RT La’el Collins has not participated in team drills during camp, source said. Has not participated in individual drills of late. Part of fallout from an unconventional offseason.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 21, 2020
In other injury news, Jourdan Lewis is still out.
CB Jourdan Lewis missed practice, one day after sustaining an ankle sprain during a team period. Team has expressed optimism about the injury. Next practice is on Saturday.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 21, 2020
A little under the radar, Jaylon Smith is impressing so far.
If I had to pick one guy who has consistently performed at an impressive level at this camp (not counting the pass rushers), it’d probably be Jaylon Smith. Guy makes 1-2 plays every day— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 21, 2020
Today it was a PD on Tony Pollard in the end zone. Swatted the ball over Pollard’s shoulder.
I continue to love what I’m seeing from Jaylon Smith in camp. The best part is he’s playing well in pass coverage which hasn’t always been the best part of his game. Broke up a pass today in the end zone intended for Pollard.— Derek Eagleton (@derekeagleton) August 21, 2020
The flip side of that play is the fact that Tony Pollard is being utilized in the passing game in the red zone.
Not to dismiss the point here about Jaylon, but perhaps the most important thing in here,,,— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 21, 2020
Tony Pollard was in the endzone awaiting a pass. https://t.co/RyHZ8pzGjJ
Some of the backup running backs saw more action today.
today was "let's try out these rookie RBs" day. Rico Dowdle and Darius Anderson each got 6-10 touches on the day, a lot of those coming in a row.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 21, 2020
it's hard to judge RBs in practice, but like I said yesterday. Dowdle looks like he's got some juice. nifty fit, gets out of contact.
Never forget about special teams. C.J. Goodwin just may fight his way onto the roster based on his skill in that phase of the game.
This Cowboys coaching staff appears to be learning what the former staff did: CB C.J. Goodwin is the team’s best coverage man on special teams. Looks to be roster’s top gunner.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 21, 2020
The Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, finally made an appearance at camp.
Jerry Jones was out at training camp practice today. First time we’ve seen him at camp this year— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 21, 2020
(Photo via the Dallas Cowboys) pic.twitter.com/YCb4Iej6qg
This is how you like to end a practice!
Cowboys ended today’s practice on a Dak Prescott TD pass to CeeDee Lamb in the back corner of the end zone in team drills. Smooth-looking leaping grab by the rookie WR— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 21, 2020