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The Dallas Cowboys have completed their first weekend of training in California, and the coaches and staff have been busy evaluating the roster.
OXNARD, California – The Dallas Cowboys held their third training camp at the River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, California on Sunday. The Cowboys passing game had another productive day, and Dallas enjoyed a former legend visit.
Here are the highlights of the day:
1. Schultz had a good day
The former 2018 fourth round tight end from Stanford caught catches of quarterback Dak Prescott on the team portion of practice, with Schultz showing that he will pick up where he left off in 2020. Schultz has demonstrated the ability to work in the mid-training field and provide Prescott with a decent outlet when major things are not available in the field.
Dak to Schultz across the middle.
Save up for a drop, 86 a good day. # CC21 pic.twitter.com/yTIA9PVeO7
– Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) July 25, 2021
With the cowboys full of firepower in the running back and receiver, the tight end is the more reserved perimeter group. However, Schultz’s game can help Dallas burn up opposing defenses if they decide to end the run and wideouts. Schultz’s only mistake was that he dropped a sure degree.
2. Gallup split up
Wideout Michael Gallup played sophomore cornerback Trevon Diggs, who showed his ability to split against the best cornerback of a defense. Gallup managed to open against Diggs on a go route on the left. However, Prescott overthrew Gallup.
The fourth year receiver was still able to open despite Diggs guarding it, which is an encouraging sign of Dallas’ hopes of having an elite trio on the wide receiver.
Gallup is at the point in his career where experience merges with his athletic prowess, and he’s another pass-catcher in the roster taking advantage of extra reps while Amari Cooper is still slowly working back on the sidelines.
3. Wilson takes advantage of that too
Cedrick Wilson had a career game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 of 2020 with five catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns. The breakout game proved that Prescott could find anyone willing to open up and catch the football.
With Cooper lacking time, the reps and chances of working with Prescott will continue to trickle down the depths chart. Wilson took his chances with Prescott Sunday. While it may not be the # 1 recipient, the 2018 six-round pick will continue to evolve as a reliable target when it enters its contract year.
4. Tyron Smith is back in shape
The All-Pro Left Tackle took on a number of Cowboys pass rushers in the field. Whether it was Randy Gregory, Ron’Dell Carter, or Bradlee Anae, Smith showed his shutdown skills against oncoming edge rushers.
In 2020, the Cowboys benefited from just two games with Smith protecting Prescotts blindside. With three exercises, Smith appears to be back in great shape, which can only help the Cowboys’ productive offensive as it will give Prescott more time.
5. A Hall of Fame QB observed the training
Troy Aikman stopped by while the cowboys were training and took in the atmosphere. It only makes sense since the three-time Super Bowl champion has a home in Southern California.
Troy Aikman stopped at @dallascowboys training camp on Sunday; spoke to the media after training. Troy said Jimmy Johnson’s request to induct Jimmy into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was one of the greatest honors in Troy’s career. @ProFootballHOF @NFLonFOX pic.twitter.com/hW5iUJDh9f
– KristiCowboySideline (@KristiCowboy) July 25, 2021
Aikman didn’t just chat to the media as the NFL on FOX A-team color commentator also spent time with owner Jerry Jones while the duo watched training from the pole. Aikman also spoke about Prescott’s comeback season, saying he expects Prescott to stand up to the hits and have “a stellar season”.
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