Day 3 of the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp in Oxnard is now in the books. Here are the highlights of what was seen.
This was the first “rest” day for a player, but it is just the start.
Zack Martin is not practicing. Getting a “vet” day off.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 25, 2021
Hopeful sign for a player who really needs to get out there?
I see Trysten Hill on the field with a jersey on at least, but no helmet. Be interested to see if he ends up on the cords today— Killin' Moore (@McCoolBCB) July 25, 2021
He does seem to be getting closer, while it does not look like DeMarcus Lawrence has long to go.
DeMarcus Lawrence and Trysten Hill working with athletic trainer Britt Brown pic.twitter.com/6Hlb4dWpyY— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 25, 2021
Amari Cooper working off to the side pic.twitter.com/rAXYuC0WPu— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 25, 2021
Dr. FrankenQuinn continues his work on the monster.
Randy Gregory getting in some individual work with Dan Quinn pic.twitter.com/JjuO3tv4jN— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 25, 2021
Some unexpected signing news broke right in the middle of things. And before you wail and moan, this in no way stops them from also signing Malik Hooker later if they choose. It just costs someone else a roster spot.
Cowboys are signing CB Kyron Brown to a two-year deal, per his agent @SamLeaf.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2021
Things seemed a little slow for the first half hour of practice, but that didn’t mean stuff wasn’t getting done.
Still lots of Special Teams work— Killin' Moore (@McCoolBCB) July 25, 2021
55 working individually on George Edwards, while 94 and 9 work on some pass rush hand technique work— Killin' Moore (@McCoolBCB) July 25, 2021
The somewhat deliberate start to practice could well be an indication that the staff is not wanting to rush the players too hard at the beginning of camp. Lots of formerly injured players to take care with.
Getting ready for some picks (we hope).
Obstructed vision & timing jump. pic.twitter.com/qbomR2jruy— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) July 25, 2021
Jaylon Smith, Micah Parsons and the Cowboys linebackers pic.twitter.com/JMsD981JsK— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) July 25, 2021
“Punch in, then go up.”— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) July 25, 2021
Cowboys LBs Jaylon Smith, Leighton Vander Esch lead off sled work. pic.twitter.com/fl7HESWbRQ
Led CeeDee just a little too much.
More CeeDee goodness.
Getting sooooo close.
Nice old school reference.
Hey, old school Cowboys fans: remember FB Robert Newhouse and his thunder thighs? Here’s a rookie whose legs are nearly as thick as Newhouse. This is rookie fullback Nick Ralston. pic.twitter.com/cc4g8qzbwE— KristiCowboySideline (@KristiCowboy) July 25, 2021
well this is interesting https://t.co/LJlnAzwuhc— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) July 25, 2021
No lies here.
Can’t overstate how big getting him (and Collins) (and Martin) back is for this offense https://t.co/7qc5y3TCMc— Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) July 25, 2021
Lineup notes are always worth, um, noting.
End of game drive has Kearse in with Wilson at safety. Parsons and Neal are the LBs. DL has Armstrong standing up on the left, Basham, Gallimore, Gregory.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) July 25, 2021
This is a bit concerning. Can lead to those bad “i” things.
Been a lot of slipping on Cowboys’ practice field so far in camp. As if getting past LT Tyron Smith wasn’t difficult enough. pic.twitter.com/AAaza52TDQ— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 25, 2021
The fun stuff is finally going on.
Dak found TE Dalton Schultz on consecutive plays earlier in drive, including their 3rd-and-10 snag. pic.twitter.com/9Gpq3RrIMH— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) July 25, 2021
Jaylon, LVE, Kazee all running with the 2nd team this period.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) July 25, 2021
More route running delight.
Nice move from Gallup to beat Diggs. pic.twitter.com/XJIEKc4Y9S— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) July 25, 2021
Just let this one go straight into your veins.
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith is where pass rushes go to die. This is every snap, regardless of rusher. Smith off to an incredible start in camp. Neck injury that limited him to two games in 2020 looks clearly behind him. pic.twitter.com/Vo34RDXNp6— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 25, 2021
Give us speed!
Lol Parsons ran through Neal on a run to Neals side. He’s kinda fast.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) July 25, 2021
Some quick hits as the pace steps up.
Anthony Brown taking some reps in the slot with the 2’s, along with running outside with the 1’s #CowboysCamp— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) July 25, 2021
Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch looks at home at Will position. In great shape, moving sideline to sideline. Clear he put in the offseason work. Just showed great leverage use to make a touch tackle in open field.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 25, 2021
Kearse with a nice rep on Gallup. Stayed with him man-to-man, step-for-step in between the hash marks and eliminated him from the play. #CowboysCamp— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) July 25, 2021
Parsons PBU. His coverage has been good in these practices. Keanu Neal’s not so much.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) July 25, 2021
Cowboys rookie LB Micah Parsons nearly nabs interception while in zone coverage. pic.twitter.com/1eQVRhQ7om— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 25, 2021
Fehoko contested slant catch— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) July 25, 2021
Jarwin’s still on a rep count and hasn’t mixed much into the team periods today.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 25, 2021
Personally, I’m not drawing conclusions on anything I see until the pads are on https://t.co/lGIX3DqmE4
Dak to Cedrick Wilson on fourth and 5 pic.twitter.com/Z56SV4sPsZ— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 25, 2021
Dallas needs Kelvin Joseph to play and play well early this season. https://t.co/FWfehjeXXv— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) July 25, 2021
Cowboys are piping in artificial crowd noise during this 11-on-11 period. Connor Williams is accustomed to handling that as LG. Now doing so as second-team center. Williams seeing some of his usual work, too, at first-team LG. Connor McGovern occasionally spelling him there. pic.twitter.com/HQkcOX0cuW— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 25, 2021
Dak completes the pass. Trevon Diggs then forces the fumble pic.twitter.com/0DO6tMEQDV— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 25, 2021
And now it’s done.
Practice just ended. Big day for Dalton Schultz in some situational team drills. We’ll have a full recap up in a bit.— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) July 25, 2021
It was another day when the positives seemed to greatly outweigh the negatives. And no reported injuries is always a good thing.
It’s a day off tomorrow, then back to the field on Tuesday.
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