After a couple of days away from the field, the Dallas Cowboys returned to work at their training camp in Oxnard. Before practice even started, there was some very welcome news.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper passed his physical and has been removed from PUP list, team announced. Move doesn’t mean Cooper will practice right away, although he could join team in its “mock games” (walkthroughs). Next one today at 11 a.m. PT.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 10, 2021
And to whet your appetite, here are a few notes from Albert Breer to enjoy.
5 from @DallasCowboys— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 10, 2021
1) Micah Parsons' ability has been obvious. He'll be a hybrid in Quinn's D—starter at SAM, playing MIKE in the nickel. Gotten his hands on the ball a lot in camp.
2) Tyron Smith and Zack Martin look like themselves. Staying healthy is obv the ?.
5) WR CeeDee Lamb's going to be a star. The big thing is with his increased knowledge of the offense, he can be moved around from X to Z to F more freely. And that's a very important deal for receivers playing for Mike McCarthy.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 10, 2021
And heeeere’s Amari!
This also seems like a very good sign.
fwiw, Dak Prescott was just playing catch with an equipment manager at team walkthrough. easy throws from 5-8 yards away.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 10, 2021
maybe he realized the media was at this particular walkthrough, because he stopped after 5-6 throws lol
But we were told his arm is about to fall off.
It may be camp, but there’s still time for a little fun.
Dak dribbles & goofs with fishin’ buddy La’el. pic.twitter.com/JcZxSREaj1— fishsports (@fishsports) August 10, 2021
Slow and easy does the trick.
Dak did run a series in the walk-through with the fully healthy first-team offense. Threw a couple passes lightly to receivers. Longest throw was about 10 yards. #CowboysCamp— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) August 10, 2021
In case you missed it, the NFL is cracking down on taunting penalties. It seems mostly silly, but there is this.
The unfortunate calculus of how one player’s misfortune can open the door for another.
Cowboys fullback Nick Ralston, an undrafted rookie, is seeing increased reps following FB Sewo Olonilua’s neck injury in Hall of Fame Game. pic.twitter.com/9KpKWgC0cc— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 10, 2021
Shoot this straight into my veins.
Dak Prescott going through his own 2-minute drill with Amari Cooper. He threw 10 passes to Cooper. pic.twitter.com/qDohxY1p0V— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 10, 2021
INTO MY VEINS!
Biggest throws of the day from Dak. He’s still going through this individual workout with Amari while the rest of the team works on the other field, but he just had a pair of 15–20 yard throws.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 10, 2021
Still wouldn’t call these game speed throws, but it’s not nothing.
Dak Prescott threw about 30 passes as he and Amari Cooper went through a series of 2-minute drill work over a 15-20-minute span. It was the most work he had done in front of the media since July 28. He threw to his left and right with most throws either short or intermediate.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 10, 2021
Checking in:— Christopher W. (@SingForTheDay) August 10, 2021
- Dak is throwing, less than 2 weeks later.
-Amari off of PUP, seen catching passes from Dak today
- Lawrence off of PUP, participating in defensive walk-throughs before pre-season week 1
Sometimes optimism from a team is truthful. https://t.co/QtgZLxWGMc
Can you have a more perfect attitude than Micah?
Cowboys rookie LB Micah Parsons on preseason fumble recovery: "Shoutout to the football gods. They just blessed me with that football right in front of me.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) August 10, 2021
"Everything was happening so quick and I was just fast enough to react to it."pic.twitter.com/P99wfSviDa
If you weren’t aware, this was a special practice.
Cowboys are holding Heroes Appreciation Day for this “mock game” walkthrough. More than 1,000 military members, first responders and medical community staffers in attendance. pic.twitter.com/D48ImbBYkU— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 10, 2021
Rook smack talk from the rook.
Parsons taking shots at Jaylon: "You don’t ever want to be a rook, where you can only go straight, or you can only go sideways."— Tony Thompson (@NoHuddle) August 10, 2021
Since this was a walkthrough practice, there weren’t many of the normal highlights. So here’s another of Dak and Amari, who were understandably the focus of the media.
You cant really hear the crowd, you can barely make out the cadence.... but you hear that football hit cooper's hands https://t.co/jrJfEmBMkb— Killin' Moore (@McCoolBCB) August 10, 2021
Meanwhile, tonight is the first episode of Hard Knocks from Cowboys training camp. It is must watch stuff.
And even better, we will have a YouTube live stream up right after the show!
Very excited for Hard Knocks tonight.— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) August 10, 2021
Equally excited for all of the post-episode shows we will be doing on the @BloggingTheBoys YouTube Channel every week.
Tonight I’ll be joined by @megmurrrray, @RDubThree, and @Tony_Catalina. Let’s party. https://t.co/rwFguF1LHF