OXNARD, Calif. – A handful of notes from Tuesday morning, as the Cowboys went through their first walkthrough since the off day and coach Jason Garrett spoke with the media:
- The Cowboys worked out free agent wide receiver Ricky Jeune following their walkthrough. Jeune attended Georgia Tech and previously spent time with the Los Angeles Rams. With Cedrick Wilson currently sidelined by a shoulder injury, the Cowboys want an extra body to play wide receiver. It hasn't yet been determined if they'll sign Jeune.
- Sean Lee once again did not participate in walkthrough, as he continues to gradually ease his way back to a full workload. Lee's absence isn't injury-related, it's just part of the Cowboys' plan to ease the wear and tear on their veteran linebacker.
- With Lee not participating it's Joe Thomas, rather than Leighton Vander Esch, receiving the first-team reps on defense. Thomas and Jaylon Smith worked alongside each other for a good portion of Tuesday's walkthrough, although the coaches did find way to mix the first-round draft pick into the action. At times during the walkthrough, both Smith and Vander Esch worked next each other.
- Noah Brown's hamstring injury doesn't appear to be as serious as Wilson's shoulder problem, but the second-year receiver did not participate in walkthrough while he recovers. Brown has not practiced since the Cowboys put on pads, but receivers coach Sanjay Lal said he is "on the way back" to the field. With both Brown and Wilson limited by injury, it makes sense why the coaching staff might want an extra wide receiver to handle the workload.
- Tyron Smith took part in walkthrough, which suggests that the veteran offensive tackle will suit up for practice today. Smith, like Lee, is another veteran the coaching staff wants to monitor during training camp. But coming off an off day, it's not surprise the All-Pro would be good to go for a padded practice. Fellow Pro Bowler DeMarcus Lawrence, who is also on the vet list, also took part in Tuesday's walkthrough.