OXNARD, Calif. – The Cowboys continued their 2013 training camp Thursday on the week of the Hall of Fame game. This year, Jason Garrett’s new schedule gives even more time between the lighter morning walk-through and the afternoon practice.
Each night, DallasCowboys.com will feature the second practice of the day with the big news, the highs and lows and notable standouts.
The Cowboys’ wide receiver corps was at full strength for a grand total of a day.
The unit suffered a disappointing blow in its last practice before Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game, as rookie wideout
Williams appeared to undergo sideline concussion testing before heading into the locker room, and NFL rules mandate he can’t return to the field for seven days. This completely rules him out of Sunday’s preseason opener against the Dolphins, and it may rule him out of next week’s Aug. 9 tilt against Oakland, as the Cowboys play both games in the next week.
The injury came during the individual portion of the Friday practice. Williams matched up against cornerback
The latest knock to the wide receivers came just a day after they returned to their full numbers. Top receiver
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett has been stressing for two weeks that injury creates opportunity. It was already unlikely that Bryant or fellow veteran
- Tight end
James Hannareturned to practice after missing more than a week with a hamstring injury. Hanna might be available to play Sunday night against the Dolphins. He worked as the third tight end but the Cowboys have shown the “13” personnel several times, putting one back and three tight ends on the field. Mackenzy Bernadeaupassed his physical and conditioning test Friday and practiced for the first time in this camp. He sustained a hamstring injury on his initial conditioning test on July 20. Bernadeau said he won’t play this week but could get on the field for the Oakland game next Friday.
- Newly-signed tackle
Toby Jacksonworked with the second-team offense on the right side behind Doug Free.
- Actor and Director Peter Berg attended today’s practice. Berg directed the movie Friday Night Lights (2004).
James Hanna – Was back in the mix this afternoon and was moving around well. He didn’t appear to have any ill effects from missing the previous two weeks of camp. He route running was on point and at times showed a burst to buy himself some separation. Didn’t matter if he was in space or making a contested catch, his hands were solid.
Mackenzy Bernadeau– Like Hanna it was his first day back in camp after missing the work in Dallas and the first two weeks of camp. Worked today with the second offense but that was expected because he will not play against the Dolphins. Movement was good, not sluggish or lazy. Has some nice pass sets with some pop with his hands. Got out on a red zone screen and was able to adjust on the move. Will be back with the first offense beginning Monday.
Returned to Practice:
G Mackenzy Bernadeau (hamstring)
WR Danny Coale (knee swelling)
TE James Hanna (hamstring)
WR Terrance Williams (concussion-like symptoms)
July 21 – Signed T Demetress Bell, QB
July 23 – C/G Ryan Cook passed his physical and returned to practice.
July 24 – Released WR Lavasier Tuinei. SignedDT Landon Cohen and DE
July 26 – G Nate Livings passed his physical and returned to practice.
July 29 – LS Louis-Philippe Ladouceur and Ronald Leary passed their physicals and returned to practice.
Aug. 1 – Released DE Cameron Sheffield and CB Devin Smith. Signed G Jeff Olson and T
Aug. 2 – G Mackenzy Bernadeau passed his physical and returned to practice.
Saturday, August 3
Team Travel to Canton, Ohio
Sunday, August 4
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Dallas vs. Miami (Hall of Fame)