* (Editor's Note: At the end of each day here at training camp in Oxnard, the staff writers will each provide their own personal observation, ranging anywhere from a particular player who is standing out, a position that needs an upgrade, or even their own personal experiences regarding the daily rigors of camp.)*
Nick Eatman:Without a doubt, this was the best day I've seen from Dak Prescott. All summer long and through this first week of camp, I've thought Jameill Showers is a step above the rookie. And I'm not saying I'm changing my tune after one practice. But Prescott looked better to me on this day, showing not only some arm strength, but the ability to throw on the move. During a play-action period, Prescott made a good fake on the ball, rolled to his left and then, across his body, fired a pass back to the middle to an open Goeff Swaim. It's not something quarterback coaches love to see because most quarterbacks can't make the throw consistently because their feet aren't set. Prescott made the throw with relative ease. He also showed nice touch on the ball during a Red-Zone period as well. Maybe these throwing sessions with Jason Garrett are paying off.
Bryan Broaddus:The front office and coaching staff have to be impressed so far from what they've seen from rookie cornerback Anthony Brown. While at Purdue and played as a boundary corner where he used the sideline to his advantage. With Orlando Scandrick working in and out of practice, it has been Brown that has had to play for him in the slot along with lining up on the outside. For Brown, dealing with Cole Beasley is no easy assignment and though he hasn't been perfect, he has had more than his share of success. What trait has stood out for Brown has been his ability to deny the receiver the ball. He has been solid reading routes and playing in space. In the last line of my college notes on him I said "He has the traits of a complete corner." In these practices we are seeing just that.
Rob Phillips:Seven practices in, Mo Claiborne has been one of the team's most consistent performers when you consider the quality of the receivers he's facing. Saturday, he broke up a right-sideline pass intended for Dez Bryant and a play later made an interception down the left sideline. We got a mailbag question about how aggressive the defensive backs are playing, and Claiborne is the first who comes to mind. He's playing with a ton of confidence, and he's a player who seems to feed off a couple of good plays. He's had plenty after a week in Oxnard.
David Helman: They have had moments, but Tony Romo and Dez Bryant still aren't quite on the same page all the time. It's not for lack of trying. Romo looks in Dez's direction as often as possible, but oftentimes they just haven't been able to connect. In 7-on-7, Romo overthrew him in the back of the end zone. In the full-team period, they couldn't quite connect when Morris Claiborne made hard contact as the ball arrived. Romo also threw an interception down the far sideline while looking in Dez's direction. Granted, it hasn't all been bad. The two connected on a crossing route for a touchdown in 7-on-7, and Dez made some great plays in 1-on-1 drills. But you still get the feeling that Romo and Dez aren't quite on the level they'd prefer – though you can't knock them for trying.