Football is finally back, and so are the Cowboys! While we all dry the happy tears for a moment, here’s a recap of the first day of practice at Oxnard and some interesting news that was revealed before practice began.
Jerry Jones is happy to be back talking football. He reiterates how great it is to be back at Oxnard and the hard work the media team put in to make the experience so well documented.
Jerry Jones on the NFL Films cameras following him around at training camp: “I hope every fan in the country can see this and experience it through the coverage. That’s one of the things the Cowboys are good at and have always emphasized. It makes it more fun for a lot of people.… pic.twitter.com/NGKuVo8HZe— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 26, 2023
He also left remarks to Dak Prescott’s abnormal turnover numbers last year.
Jerry Jones on his expectations for Dak Prescott, coming off a career-high 15 INT season: “What I expect is not the unexpected. What last year represented relative to turnovers was unexpected. … I expect to see what we expect from Dak, which is don’t turn the ball over, be… pic.twitter.com/raAuY6PcnY— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 26, 2023
The subject of Zack Martin came up.
Here are some details of the new Trevon Diggs’ deal.
A breakdown of Trevon Diggs’ deal— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 26, 2023
6 years, $104.3 million max
Bonus: $21.25 million
2023 - $1.054m
2024 - $11m
2025 - $9m
2026 - $14.5m
2027 - $19.5m
2028 - $20m
Active roster bonuses totaling $1m from 2024-28. He can make an additional $600k per year through escalators.
And the Cowboys signed a new cornerback to finalize the 90-man roster for training camp.
In their search for depth at cornerback depth, the Cowboys reached back into the USFL pool to sign Josh Butler to their training camp roster.— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) July 25, 2023
Read more here → https://t.co/SZV13asNjd#DallasCowboys | @blockchain pic.twitter.com/1kOotimO9c
Mike McCarthy spoke earlier on Tony Pollard and his evaluation on the player.
The Lion enters his hunting ground…with his stick!
Dak takes to Oxnard.
Dak Prescott makes his way out for the first training camp practice of 2023 pic.twitter.com/koaSfF7iC4— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 26, 2023
Cowboys’ first training camp practice has started pic.twitter.com/EBLFRLQKOK— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 26, 2023
Pollard worked out on RB drills. His ankle looks healthy and he’s moving perfectly throughout the practice.
Tony Pollard leading the RBs through drills.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 26, 2023
…still can’t get over how tiny Deuce Vaughn is pic.twitter.com/eAZ9GeRGtr
DeMarcus Lawrence looking trim this year.
Demarcus Lawrence signing autographs for fans as he makes his way out pic.twitter.com/93Wjm6JFnv— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 26, 2023
CeeDee Lamb is looking snappy and sharp.
Cowboys WR Ceedee Lamb working his hand eye coordination, it sure looks sharp! pic.twitter.com/cfhPpvaR7F— Jess Nevarez (@JessNevarez_) July 26, 2023
LVE and the linebackers got some work with Dan Quinn.
Leighton Vander Esch working with Dan Quinn and the rest of the LB room pic.twitter.com/KU05R9iO9W— Jess Nevarez (@JessNevarez_) July 26, 2023
Stephon Gilmore with a star on his helmet.
Stephon Gilmore battling with Brandin Cooks pic.twitter.com/i99Ni9UQKr— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 26, 2023
Cowboys fans get to clap eyes on Deuce Vaughn for the first time at training camp.
Tony Pollard, Ronald Jones & Deuce Vaughn during running back drills. pic.twitter.com/FvWErSblrZ— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) July 26, 2023
Dak throwing darts.
And all the receivers get their work in.
Cowboys receivers on first day of camp pic.twitter.com/mjfbWqBs4R— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) July 26, 2023
Terence Steele (at RT1) on second (?) rep of camp in return from torn ACL:— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) July 26, 2023
Walls off Sam Williams (LDE on that play “), Williams feigns outside and twists into spin to shed, Steele keeps his feet and hands and Williams can’t get to Dak at all.
Beautiful rep by Steele.
Cowboys ending practice with a walk-through pic.twitter.com/82RPYGnYbY— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 26, 2023
CATCH OF THE DAY
Dak Prescott to CeeDee Lamb for the lunging, one-handed, falling down grab pic.twitter.com/qRQ2honlD6— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) July 26, 2023
PICK OF THE DAY
The ball was right where it needed to be, but Simi let it fly after hitting his body.
First interception of the year goes to…— Hailey Sutton (@_HaileySutton) July 26, 2023
but the ROOKIE 6th Rd Draft pick Eric Scott!!! pic.twitter.com/hUG70JGRR7
Donovan Wilson carted off and more news to come.
Safety Donovan Wilson rode a cart to the locker room after getting examined by the medical staff. Limping on his right leg. Unclear what happened. pic.twitter.com/d4j6KC5En9— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 26, 2023
#Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson carted off to the locker room here at practice. After seeing him in the medical tent, staff decided to get x-rays on his right calf. Should know more on severity this afternoon.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 26, 2023
And one final update:
KaVontae Turpin is not at practice because of the birth of his child.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) July 26, 2023