Garrett Updates Injury Status Of Terrance Williams, Maliek Collins
(June 14; 10:30 a.m.) – The Cowboys are finishing up minicamp Thursday with their next scheduled practice not until July 26 in Oxnard, California at the start of training camp.
By then, the team is hopeful that starting receiver Terrance Williams will be ready to return from offseason foot surgery, head coach Jason Garrett said.
Williams has been rehabbing with the Cowboys’ athletic training staff during the OTAs and minicamp. Cole Beasley, 2017 draft pick Noah Brown and Williams are the only returning receivers in a revamped rotation that no longer includes Dez Bryant.
Garrett said Maliek Collins, who had surgery in May for a foot fracture, “might be a little further behind” than Williams in his target return date.
The team believes the rest of the players who have been dealing with injuries should be ready for the start of camp.
Phillips: Randy Gregory’s Quest For Reinstatement Continues
(June 12; 11 a.m.) – Suspended defensive end Randy Gregory is in New York this week to meet with the NFL as part of his application for reinstatement to the league, according to NFL.com and reports.
The Cowboys have been aware of Gregory’s steps toward applying for reinstatement this offseason, but they can’t have contact with him, per the rules of his suspension.
The Cowboys’ 2015 second-round pick has appeared in 12 career games and recorded 20 tackles and a sack.
Phillips: Vander Esch Dealing With Ankle Injury
(June 7; 2 p.m.) – First-round pick Leighton Vander Esch (ankle) has not been able to practice the last few days, but the injury isn’t considered serious, head coach Jason Garrett said. “His ankle’s been bothering him. We’ll see if he’s available (for minicamp) next week,” Garrett said. “We don’t think it’s a long-term thing.” The rookie linebacker has been working mostly at the middle “Mike” spot behind Jaylon Smith in OTAs. The Cowboys completed their final OTA workout last week. A three-day minicamp begins Tuesday.
Phillips: Spence/Ocampo Undercard Announced; Limited Seats Available
(June 6; 9:30 a.m.) – Limited seats are still available for the Saturday, June 16 bout at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco between welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (23-0, 20 knockouts) and undefeated mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo (22-0, 13 KOs). Tickets can be purchased at www.seatgeek.com. The event, which will air live on SHOWTIME, marks the first time in 50 years that a Dallas native has defended his title in the area. Spencer Jr. grew up in DeSoto, Texas just down the road from The Star in Frisco. Undercard bouts have also been announced: super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman against unbeaten Moises “Chucky” Flores; and Javier Fortuna against Adrian Granados.