Cowboys practice report: Day 1, Pt. 2


OXNARD, Calif. -- The first two-a-day practice of the West Coast portion of training camp is over and the Cowboys remained in helmets, no shoulder pads, but had a spirited but half-speed 11-on-11 session.

Here are the highlights:

*Guard Montrae Holland returned to practice on Saturday. The players who missed were tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle), Scott Sicko (concussion), Dez Bryant (ankle), John Phillips (knee), Pat Watkins (knee), Mike Hamlin (concussion), Stephen Hodge (knee), Marcus Spears (knee).

*During the special teams period, Terence Newman muffed two punts. Also, special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis yelled, "Do it again," at his group after a mistake.

*On the first pass in the seven-on-seven drill, Newman knocked a pass out of Jason Witten's hands. Another nice defensive play came when Mike Jenkins jammed Roy Williams, slowing him up from leaving the line of scrimmage. Tony Romo's pass to Williams was incomplete because of Jenkins' jam.

*A tale of two players: Kevin Ogletree and Cletis Gordon. Ogletree ran a wrong route, leading to yet another Gordon interception. After the play, receivers coach Ray Sherman spoke to Gordon. Ogletree has worked hard at times but continues to be inconsistent in practice. Gordon is making plays on the ball and if the season started today, he would be the No. 4 cornerback.

*Fans can be rough on Williams even when he doesn't do anything. After a drop by Terrell Hudgins, a fan yelled out, "Come on Williams." Then a few seconds later another fan said, "We love you Roy."

*Romo didn't appear to have any problems throwing the ball two days after leaving Cowboys Stadium with a sore back. He had plenty of zip on the ball and did a nice job in finding Miles Austin and Williams on a couple of slants. Romo stepped up in the pocket and connected to Patrick Crayton on a crossing route. In the 11-on-11 session, Romo completed his first six passes with the first incompletion coming off a flea flicker. Romo finished seven-for-eight during the drill.

*Newly signed tight end DajLeon Farr continues to impress. He made a nifty catch off a Jon Kitna pass that was thrown behind him. He still needs to work on his technique. Position coach John Garrett was trying to show Farr had to gain control of a lineman by extending his arms a little more.