OXNARD, Calif.– The Cowboys continued their 2013 training camp Friday evening with an intense practice. 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.
Main Event:While the Cowboys got some much-needed help on one side of the line, they took yet another hit on the opposite side of the trenches.
Bass actually was working some at defensive tackle with
As for Livings, the veteran guard was removed from active PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) and signed to the 90-man roster. Livings worked with the first-team unit at left guard, replacing
“I felt pretty good out there,” Living said. “I wanted to knock a little rust off. I still have a ways to go but today was good start. This was the first time I was in pads since the Washington game (Dec. 30, 2012).
Anthony Armstrongreceived a lot of first-team reps during the Cowboys’ end-of-practice two minute drill. The reason for that was a cramping issue with Dez Bryant, who went through stretches with a team trainer. Bryant jogged off the field after practice and said he was fine. Matt Johnsonalso gave fans an injury scare when he ran off to see trainers immediately following his interception of camp. Johnson said he came down hard on his knee when he came down with the ball, but he is fine. “I just jammed my knee or whatever it was. I’m fine,” he said.
- Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher and wide receiver
Miles Austinboth took the day off from practice, though both players were in attendance. Neither situation is an injury concern, however, so much as a veteran off day. Dan Baileycontinued his hot streak Friday afternoon with a perfect outing during field goal drills. Bailey “won” both the first and second string two minute drills with field goals – the first of which was from 50 yards away.
- For the first time this training camp, newly-acquired quarterback
Alex Tanneytook third team reps ahead of Nick Stephensduring full-team drills.
- Whether they were on local or national media, just visiting or on the coaching staff, 11 former Dallas Cowboys players were on the field Friday, including five ex-players who showed up for the first time at camp. Jay Novacek, Dat Nguyen, Babe Laufenberg, Nate Newton and Keyshawn Johnson all arrived in Oxnard Friday, joining Cowboys coaches Jason Garrett, Wade Wilson, Leon Lett and Chris Boniol. Calvin Hill is a consultant and former linebacker Carlos Polk is a fellowship coach.
- Continuing the run of national media at training camp, SportsCenter arrived in Oxnard on Friday, as anchor Stan Verret and analyst Keyshawn Johnson broke down the team and interviewed defensive end DeMarcus Ware on set.
Matt Johnson: The second-year safety made his first big play of training camp during full-team drills. Johnson dropped back into zone coverage against the first-team offense, and caught
Anthony Armstrong: Armstrong made the most of Bryant’s absence from the offense in two minute drill. He helped the first team work into field goal range with three different receptions on short to intermediate routes.
Orlando Scandrick: The Cowboys’ No. 3 corner made a bevy of plays from both the inside and outside spots, continuing a strong showing at training camp. He broke up several passes during one-on-one drills between the wide receivers and corners. That continued into full team drills where he knocked a ball away from tight end
Play of the Day:
Returned to Practice:
G Nate Livings (foot)
WR Dez Bryant (cramps)
DE/DT Ben Bass (ankle)
DT Jason Hatcher (rest)
WR Miles Austin (rest)
DE Tyrone Crawford (Achilles)
Signed T Demetress Bell, QB Alex Tanney and Lavasier Tuinei. Placed G Mackenzy Bernadeau and DT Jay Ratliff on the active/physically unable to perform list and placed the following players on the active/non-football injury list: T Demetress Bell, C/G
C/G Ryan Cook passed his physical and returned to practice.
Released WR Lavasier Tuinei. Signed DT
July 26 – G Nate Livings passed his physical and returned to practice.
Saturday, July 27
10:30 a.m. (PDT) Walk-Thru
12:00 p.m. (PDT) Coach Garrett press conference
5:15 p.m. (PDT) Practice
Sunday, July 28
TBD Coach Garrett press conference
2:30 p.m. (PDT) Blue-White Scrimmage