FRISCO, Texas – There are no pads. There is obviously no contact.
But make no mistake, the Cowboys held their first practice of the offseason Friday as the team started its three-day rookie minicamp inside of Ford Center at The Star.
In all, 30 players were on the field, stemming from the eight draft picks, 13 undrafted rookies, eight first-year players who were either on the practice squad last year or without a team last season, and then two more players on a tryout basis.
Second-round pick Trysten Hill, a defensive tackle from UCF garnered a lot of the attention. Wearing No. 79 – a number he said he wouldn’t mind switching to get into the 90s at some point – Hill worked on individual drills with defensive line coach Leon Lett as well as veteran defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.
The focus was also on the running backs, as the Cowboys drafted both Tony Pollard (fourth round from Memphis) and Mike Weber, who was a college teammate of Ezekiel Elliott for one year at Ohio State.
Views from the first day of the Dallas Cowboys 2019 Rookie Minicamp's morning session at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, TX.
The Cowboys held a short 45-minute walk-through practice Friday morning and will take the field again later in the day for another practice.
The schedule will be the same on Saturday and then abbreviated practices on Sunday.
The following players participated in Friday’s rookie mini-camp practice:
WR Reggie Davis, CB Donovan Olumba, LB Kyle Queiro, RB Jordan Chunn, LS Drew Scott, OT Jake Campos, DT Shakir Soto, TE Cody McElroy
DT Trysten Hill, G/C Connor McGovern, RB Tony Pollard, CB Mike Jackson, DE Joe Jackson, S Donovan Wilson, RB Mike Weber, DE Jalen Jelks
Undrafted Free Agents:
CB Chris Westry, LB Nate Hall, LB Justin Phillips, LB Andrew Dowell, LB Luke Gifford, OT Derek Puni, G Larry Allen Jr., OT Mitch Hyatt, DE Daniel Wise, DE Ricky Walker, OT Brandon Knight, WR Jon’vea Johnson, WR Jalen Guyton
QB Phillip Nelson, FB Joe Protheroe