Jerry Names Standouts On Day 1 Of Minicamp

It's hard to gather a whole lot of information from one measly practice on the first day of rookie minicamp, when top picks square off, mostly, against players who were undrafted in shorts and no pads.

Still, Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones was keeping close watch, looking for any positive sign.

"I liked the way those D-backs moved around today, and those are the things that really stand out," Jones said. "Of course, your offensive linemen got a lot of reps. (Ron) Leary didn't disappoint. I liked the way Leary moved out there. He's not my pet cat, but it sounds like it, and I did like the way he moved.

"And then I thought (Danny) Coale had a good day out there, and (James) Hanna caught some good balls. And then those quarterbacks threw the ball pretty good."

Two quarterbacks are in the minicamp on a tryout basis, Nathan Dick of Central Arkansas and Larry Smith of Vanderbilt.

"We'll take the film of the drills and practices, and that's where I'll get my best look," Jones says. "But you just like to see quickness, and you can see that with these receivers and these D-backs ... it's hard to tell without pads on with these linemen."

Two undrafted cornerbacks had interceptions on consecutive plays late in the workouts, Troy Woolfolk of Michigan and Lionel Smith of Texas A&M.

Jones also mentioned third-round pick Tyrone Crawford by name, saying he was pleased with the kind of shape the defensive lineman was in, weighing a solid 281 pounds.

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