The Dallas Cowboys have concluded their first weekend of practices in California, with the coaches and employees digging in on evaluating the roster.
OXNARD, Calif — The Dallas Cowboys held their third observe of coaching camp Sunday at River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, California. The Cowboys’ passing sport had one other productive day, and Dallas loved a go to from a former legend.
Here are the highlights of the day:
1. Schultz had a great day
The former 2018 fourth-round tight finish from Stanford hauled in catches from quarterback Dak Prescott within the staff portion of observe, with Schultz displaying that he’s selecting up the place he left off in 2020. Schultz has proven the flexibility to work the middle of the field and supply an satisfactory outlet for Prescott when larger issues are unavailable downfield.
With the Cowboys replete with firepower at working again and receiver, tight finish is the extra low-key perimeter group. However, the play from Schultz might assist Dallas burn opposing defenses after they select to close down the run and the wideouts. Schultz’s lone error was he did drop a sure completion.
2. Gallup discovered separation
Wideout Michael Gallup made performs in opposition to second-year cornerback Trevon Diggs that displayed his capability to seek out separation in opposition to a protection’s high cornerback. Gallup managed to get open on a go route on the left facet in opposition to Diggs. However, (*5*).
The fourth-year receiver was still able to get open regardless of Diggs guarding him, which is an encouraging signal for Dallas’ hopes of getting an elite trio at huge receiver.
Gallup is at the purpose in his profession the place the expertise is melding together with his athletic capability, and he’s one other move catcher on the roster that’s profiting from additional reps with Amari Cooper nonetheless working his approach again slowly on the sidelines.
3. Wilson can also be taking benefit
Cedrick Wilson had a profession sport in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 of 2020 with 5 catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns. The breakout sport proved that Prescott may discover anybody who was keen to get open and catch the soccer.
With Cooper lacking time, the reps and possibilities to work with Prescott proceed to trickle down the depth chart. Wilson seized his opportunities with Prescott Sunday. Although he is probably not the No. 1 receiver, regardless of what his new jersey might say, the 2018 sixth-round choose is constant his improvement as a dependable goal as he enters his contract yr.
4. Tyron Smith is again in form
The All-Pro left sort out took on an assortment of Cowboys move rushers in observe. Whether it was Randy Gregory, Ron’Dell Carter, or Bradlee Anae, Smith displayed his shutdown skills in opposition to oncoming edge rushers.
In 2020, the Cowboys benefited from simply two video games with Smith defending Prescott’s blindside. Through three practices, it seems that Smith is again to his stellar type, which may solely assist the Cowboys’ prolific offense as it is going to present extra time for Prescott.
5. A Hall of Fame QB watched observe
Troy Aikman stopped by Cowboys observe and took within the environment. It solely is sensible because the three-time Super Bowl champion does have a house in Southern California.
Aikman wasn’t simply chatting with the media, because the NFL on FOX A-team colour commentator additionally spent time with owner Jerry Jones because the duo noticed observe from the perch. Aikman additionally talked about Prescott’s comeback season, stating that he expects Prescott to carry up in opposition to the hits and have “an outstanding season.”
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