The Dallas Cowboys held what is traditionally known as their annual blue and white scrimmage on Sunday, although few details emerged from what happened. Training camp to this point has been very unlike anything we’ve ever seen before as the team navigates life in the new normal created by Covid-19.
Monday marked the 12th practice of camp so far for the Cowboys, and it appears that this could be the last one that we get information from potentially until the regular season begins. Here’s what we’ve gathered.
This might be the last practice with updates for a while
Apparently Monday was the last practice that the local media was allowed to attend. With the regular season beginning in less than two weeks, we could be looking at a bit of a dry spell information-wise.
Cowboys practice has ended, so tweeting is now permitted. Some news and observations from Day 13 of camp practice. This is the final day not only of training camp but full practice viewing for media.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 31, 2020
There is a slight concern about Amari Cooper
The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best wide receiver groups in the NFL. While there is no game this weekend, it should be noted that they are taking things lightly with the highest-paid player in the group, Amari Cooper.
it doesn’t seem serious, but there’s definitely something up with Amari Cooper. he didn’t do much at practice again today, as he left to go do conditioning. he did suit up and warm up, tho. and he watched team period in uniform. Doesn’t seem alarming from our vantage point.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 31, 2020
It sounds like there is nothing to really fret over, but it is obviously a situation worth monitoring.
Michael Gallup is amazing, though
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Highlight of today’s practice: Michael Gallup with a one-handed (Randy Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., Dez Bryant type) grab in the back of the end zone in red zone drills— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 31, 2020
That is quite the list of comparisons.
There were several absences in the secondary
We have known that Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, and Xavier Woods are all each dealing with something. All of them were held out on Monday.
CBs Chidobe Awuzie (knee) and Jourdan Lewis (ankle) missed another practice. Add safety Xavier Woods (groin) to that list, too. Three of Dallas’ top DBs nicked up. Opportunities for rookie Trevon Diggs + vets Darian Thompson, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) August 31, 2020
Tony Pollard is looking nice
It will be fascinating to see how the Cowboys utilize both Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. We have seen a lot of the former, but the latter is now ready.
all due credit to @megmurrrray, because I need y’all to understand that TP is on a roll. like Cottonelle.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 31, 2020
I charted Tony Pollard with 3 TDs today. one was a really nice pass out of the flat. one was a 3-4 yard dive up the guy. the last one came from 20-25 yards out, untouched
The Cowboys are finding ways to utilize Pollard so far.
Crowd noise is still a thing
Mike McCarthy seems keen on practicing the way the Cowboys are going to play. That includes artificial crowd noise in 2020.
Practice #13 Notes:— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) August 31, 2020
-Crowd noise continued to The Star
-Dak was fantastic in simulated game
-Hill gave Martin fits on multiple occasions
-A. Brown and Diggs have really closed the window
-I’m not as worried about the LB depth as I used to be
-Cedrick Wilson keeps making plays
Nice to see Trysten Hill’s name there, too.