Dak Prescott not fretting Cowboys’ WR corps: The young guys will ‘step in and take on bigger roles’ – Kevin Patra, NFL.com
Dak has religion in his guys.
Those questions have solely been exacerbated with Michael Gallup’s continued rehab from an ACL tear — he’s already stated he won’t be ready by Week 1 — and free-agent addition James Washington’s latest fractured foot that can preserve him out 6-10 weeks.
As of now, the Cowboys’ receiver corps is CeeDee Lamb and a bunch of young query marks.
While there could be consternation in regards to the Cowboys’ state of affairs outdoors the locker room, quarterback Dak Prescott dismissed any fear.
“You’re never going to catch me looking at anything in my life as a step back. You’ve got an opportunity to move forward, you’ve got an opportunity to grow. If you don’t do that, you’re in trouble and you’ve already lost to begin with,” Prescott stated, via the team’s official website. “I just know, the young guys that we’ve got, the guys that we already have are going to step in and take on bigger roles. I continue to say exciting, but that’s what it is. And the reason is, is because I feel like a lot of you — and people don’t know necessarily — what these guys are, what these guys can do.”
Cowboys coaching camp: Maybe the youngsters are alright at WR – Tom Ryle, Blogging the Boys
Who goes to stand up at large receiver?
While the Dallas Cowboys lastly did one thing to handle depth points, it was at linebacker with the signing of Anthony Barr. That nonetheless leaves a number of different areas of concern. One of probably the most talked about is large receiver, the place the expertise stage took an enormous hit with the harm of James Washington. As you could have heard, that leaves the staff with solely CeeDee Lamb and Noah Brown who’ve ever caught a go in an everyday season NFL sport till Michael Gallup is ready to return from his harm. Lamb is just in his third season, whereas Brown has seen very restricted use thus far in his profession with a grand complete of 39 catches over 4 seasons, none of them for a landing. With a said method of getting no urgency to signal one other veteran receiver, the plan appears to be to roll with these two plus a third-round rookie, a second-year participant who noticed no actual sport motion final season, and an entire bunch of present and former UDFAs. The odds appear lengthy that it’s going to work out.
Well, the workers appears to be channeling Han Solo in not wanting to listen to the chances. And throughout Thursday’s coaching camp apply in Oxnard, these receivers had been doing all the things they may to show they had been prepared for the problem.
Mike McCarthy ought to know Anthony Barr very nicely.
Linebacker Anthony Barr could also be new to the Dallas Cowboys however isn’t any stranger to Head Coach Mike McCarthy. They know one another nicely from their days in the NFC North, and particularly from an incident that had McCarthy criticizing Barr publicly.
Barr has been with the Minnesota Vikings for the final eight years. From his rookie season till December of 2018, McCarthy was coach of the rival Green Bay Packers. With their two groups duking it out twice a 12 months and Barr going to 4 Pro Bowls throughout that point, McCarthy is sort of acquainted with what the linebacker can do.
In truth, one in all Anthony’s extra notorious performs led to public criticism from his new head coach. During the 2017 season, Barr hit Packers QB Aaron Rodgers immediately after a throw and drove him to the ground. The hit broke Rodgers’ collarbone and knocked him out for 2 months,
McCarthy known as Barr out in the aftermath, accusing him of an unlawful hit on his beginning quarterback. But many in the soccer neighborhood rejected that notion and stated it was simply an unlucky consequence to a respectable play.
Green Bay went 3-5 throughout Rodgers’ absence and completed the season with a 7-9 report. You might make the case that Barr’s hit knocked the Packers out of the playoffs in 2017, and maybe helped set the stage for McCarthy’s dismissal the next 12 months.
Nevertheless, Anthony Barr is now the most recent arrival to the Dallas Cowboys roster. Mike McCarthy should have gotten over the incident or is at the very least prepared to swallow any resentment in the hopes of his present staff benefitting from Barr’s expertise.
Barr believes in his new staff.
OXNARD, Calif. – There had been arguably no large splashes made by the Dallas Cowboys in free company, however they modified that through the first week of padded practices. Having now signed four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr to the roster, they’ve not merely made a splash, however somebody ought to in all probability problem a storm surge warning to NFL offenses across the league.
For whereas there nonetheless exists a myriad of inquiries to be answered by the staff’s offense forward of the 2022 season, the protection is shaping as much as once more be the power of the roster – as defensive coordinator Dan Quinn seems to be to “adapt” an already confirmed scheme.
That adaptation now contains Barr, however free company is a two-way road, so what was it that led Barr to giving the Cowboys the inexperienced gentle in July, and following months of curiosity from the membership?
Well, the reply is straightforward: relationships and staff potential.
“Obviously, I have some connection with [senior defensive assistant] George Edwards – being in Minnesota – we got real close while I was out there, and we’ve had some success,” Barr stated in his first media look at coaching camp. “I’ve heard nothing but great things about [Dan Quinn], and how he operates.”
“And I think Dallas is a contender. I wanted to be on a team I think has a chance to win. I wanted an opportunity to play at a high level, and I’m excited to be here.”
Barr and Edwards established a connection on the outset of his NFL profession, the latter having joined the Vikings as defensive coordinator in 2014 earlier than promoting the staff on making the previous their first-round choose (ninth-overall) that very same spring.
The Cowboys secondary could be actually good.
OXNARD, Calif. — With all due respect to plenty of former Cowboys defensive backs, one thing feels completely different in 2022.
It used to really feel like a ceremony of summer time to come back out to the West Coast and watch this staff’s receivers placed on a present. From Dez Bryant and Miles Austin to Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, it was frequent as lately as final 12 months to look at a Dallas wideout take over coaching camp.
For the report, Lamb is enjoying simply nice in his third NFL coaching camp. But this time round it feels extra like a good battle, as a result of, for all of the criticism the Cowboys’ secondary has taken over the previous decade or so, this one has opened camp at about as excessive a stage as doable.
“I feel like the defense is finally catching up, and we finally can match the offense with flash plays and points and everything,” stated Anthony Brown.
Brown was the right man to ask in regards to the secondary. Draw up a listing of Cowboys gamers having fun with the perfect first week of camp, and the seventh-year nook had higher be on it. He pick-sixed Dak Prescott on the primary day of apply, and he has managed to keep up that stage or efficiency for the previous week. On Thursday, he confirmed his restoration potential by regaining a misplaced step on KaVontae Turpin and breaking apart a would-be landing.
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