The Dallas Cowboys were back on the practice field on Thursday, and it marked practice number 10 for them.
We are officially two weeks away from the NFL regular season beginning and just about that far away from the Cowboys kicking off in Los Angeles. Obviously there is still a lot to do which is placing a lot of pressure on these practices.
We’ve put together a compilation of tweets that highlight what went down at The Star on Thursday. Let’s begin.
Trevon Diggs continues to show up
Looks like the rookie is doing well.
Cowboys rookie CB Trevon Diggs had a really nice pass breakup in team drills. Next play Dak hit CeeDee Lamb on a 30-yard deep ball. Diggs later intercepted Dak on a pass that sailed over the head of Amari Cooper— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2020
That’s good to see.
Mitch Hyatt suffered a potential knee injury
Hope all is well there.
#Cowboys T Mitch Hyatt left practice on a cart after injuring what looked like his right knee during individual drills. This took place roughly 15 min into practice— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 27, 2020
The starters practiced along the offensive line
Definitely a sigh of relief.
A good sign for the Cowboys offensive tackle position: Tyron Smith, La’el Collins and Cam Erving were all in full pads and participating in individual drills today. Erving also took part in team drills— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2020
Connor Williams returned to practice after missing Tuesday’s session for undisclosed reasons. He has the starting LG job pretty well sewn up. Connor McGovern was his primary competition.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 27, 2020
The Cowboys offense needed these guys to return and build some continuity.
CeeDee Lamb continues to impress
The Cowboys rookie is doing work!
CeeDee did more CeeDee today. With Everson Griffen closing, Dak fired a short pass to his rookie weapon. CeeDee snatched it inches from the ground as he dove into a completion.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) August 27, 2020
17th overall, lol.
Greg Zuerlein remains perfect
Special teams getting a boost.
Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is now 24 of 24 kicking field goals in training camp. He hit today from 33, 37, 40, 42, 44, 48— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2020
A promising sign for close games.
Still nothing from Sean Lee
The General is still out.
More deliberately vague practice observations:— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 27, 2020
Back on field doing position drills only LT Tyron Smith/RT La’el Collins. Collins 1st camp practice. LB Sean Lee still doing nothing. Missing? CBs Chido Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis
Sacks might be a regular thing
The Cowboys defense is getting aggressive.
it starts with the pass rush. this was as miserable as Dak has been in the pocket in a week or so. I charted sacks by Everson Griffen, Bradlee Anae Tank & LVE (blitz) as well as a couple from inside pressure.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 27, 2020
and what happens in these situations? bad throws
It’s a promising sign for the defense.
Reggie Robinson continues to get safety looks
Cowboys draft pick is showing his flexibility.
Cowboys fourth-round pick CB Reggie Robinson got some work at safety today— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2020
It will be interesting to see where he gets played.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had an interception
Cowboys free agent signee makes a play.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had a diving interception on a Dak throw in team drills. Dak looked like he was throwing it away. Aldon Smith most likely would’ve had a sack on the play.— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 27, 2020
The defense is winning today.
Bradlee Anae hype is happening
DE Bradlee Anae had at least two sacks today. He's performed well the last few practices.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 27, 2020
The fifth round!
Chris Westry got some looks
Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis are out. That opens opportunities.
Chido Awuzie came to practice but didn’t participate, & Jourdan Lewis is still out. Lots of opportunities for young guys. Diggs obviously had a good day. Chris Westry got some run and had a nice PBU of Jon’Vea Johnson.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 27, 2020
Depth is always important.