First impressions of the first app


OXNARD, Calif. – They usually go there.

The Cowboys have their first bid for Coaching Camp 2022 in Southern California.

Coach Mike McCarthy hosts the camp’s first solo press convention.

Nearly half a dozen actors were on hand for his first camp interview, including Dak Prescott, who is set to appear on Thursday, and a cheery Ezekiel Elliott who took the opening stage.

Remember to take this with a grain of salt for the next few days, especially when it comes to individual or group performance. It was the first of four deliberate drills for helmets, jerseys and shorts under the NFL’s collective bargaining rules. Throughout this acceleration interval, the contact can be very minimal and tries to stop unnecessary accidents of comfortable fabrics from the start._

With coaches used to crushing players during training camp, with McCarthy and the NFL’s 31 head coaches only allowed 11 hours of playing time a day, the countdown begins from the first mandatory meeting or follow-up or local event. by the last mandatory group opportunity. So be it.

“We have to maximize” what they get in those 11 hours, McCarthy said. “They should understand that it’s going fast.”

However, the thermostat is useful for all the work that you will be able to do here. At 6:30 a.m. this morning it was 58 levels and it was in the mid-60s with a high of 68 by the time the Cowboys hit the training ground for one of several minicamp-type drills. And it’s the first time in three days that the sun has been shining for much of the day here.

So we start better to take pictures of juicy photos. rapidly.

  • Welcome note: While it’s fairly predictable that the Cowboys would put WR Michael Gallup in the PUP and LB rookie Damone Clark in the NFI before that first nomination, LB Jabril Cox’s case has been so certain since fourth draft pick last year’s turn spent the whole season. This was not the case. Rehabilitation after knee surgery to restore his torn ACL. Well, blue number 14 was on the court roster again, not only applying, but also popping up at linebacker with Luke Gifford in second-group protection. The Cowboys aren’t super deep in defenseman after debutants Micah Parsons and Leighton Vander Esch, so Cox needs to be strong on the box defenseman and probably catch a few snaps in the nickel defense from both defensemen in addition to being the primary group contributor. .
  • Take a look there: It should have been a welcome sight for the Cowboys teaching staff and no doubt for you too. When the group’s first offense landed on the field, Dak Prescott’s three receivers were CeeDee Lamb, James Washington and Jalen Tolbert. Remember, Washington signed a free agent for senior depth on the awkward receiving spot, but missed all off-season OTA and mini-camp drills with an ankle tendon. Lamb and Tolbert also missed a few of these exercises. But knowing that the Gallup No. 2 wide receiver will likely miss the first month of the season, seeing these three guys on the field at the same time disappears among the buyer’s fears that grew after trading Amari Cooper and didn’t re -sign. free agent Cedrick Wilson. Noah Brown, Simi Fehoko and Dennis Houston debuted with the second group.
  • Jerry mentioned: Speaking about this year’s team, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said at his inaugural press conference that he was optimistic despite the absence of several distinguished veterans from last year’s team, particularly Cooper, Randy Gregory and La’el. Collins. “Last year I thought we had an incredible chance of succeeding with this, and there were people who we thought we could get them if we had been healthy enough. And I believe we are in top shape. When it comes to those 12 months. Part of me thinks Jones may also be referring to the fact that the Cowboys have about $20 million in the cap. If they need to fill the emergency void in any location, they sure do have the money to flag a veteran free agent still there in the pot, only to change.
  • Run DC: The Cowboys could have finished ninth in the run last year, and Zeke broke the 1,000-yard limit in the final game of the 17-game (1.002) season. As a result, when McCarthy was asked if he was completely satisfied with his run-pass fee last year, he got a lengthy clarification on how many things could decide it from game to game. the other. But his most important remark regarding the working game was: “When you want to run the ball, it’s a must to run… Whenever you run, it’s better to have a phone sales area for the working game.” This means in the middle between interceptions when protection knows you are going to run in their direction.
  • First impressions: Speaking of Elliott, McCarthy says, “He’s all football” and continues, “Anytime you consider Zeke, you consider his working model. It was always my first impression. I remember the first time I saw him, in 2016, I was on the opposite side. He came to work on the sting, ‘Oh my God. , look at the dimensions on this man’s head. “He’s just a totally different runner. He can run really fast. He’s just a tough runner. Appears just like the coach is completely happy to have him. There was no need to share any additional shots with Tony Pollard.
  • Under security: As Connor McGovern once again came out with the first-team attack at left-back, like with OTAs and minicamp and first-round pick Tyler Smith when working with the second group, I thought Smith’s left-back photographs had been fascinating. first group. This competitor is monitoring prices.
  • End or Struggle: We should start by simply calling these guys defensive players. During this low season period, Chauncey Golston, last year’s third-round pick, was seen working more defensively than in the defensive finish in 2021. He was written simply trying to be versatile . Well, that versatility might be greater than that, as almost all of Golston’s snaps from Wednesday came on defensive tri in Approach 3. Still, Golston 6-5 is an effective dinner on 277,280. also had snapshots of left defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence rushing to intercept the two-minute offensive drill. Why, even second-round defensive finisher Sam Williams was seen on the inside struggling in passing conditions and he was 6-4, 261.
At this point, the last sentence can be directed to rookie Williams as he explains how the Cowboys got into some technical-type stuff after their last minicamp session. And when asked where he did all that work, Williams, who played school prom for Ole Miss and grew up in Alabama, said this about his first experience in Texas.


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