Camp observations: Dan Bailey FG ends it early
OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys cut short their final practice in Oxnard Thursday when Dan Bailey made a 27-yard field goal, sending the players sprinting to the locker room and confusing fans.
Where did the players go? They boarded buses and went to the beach for a quick jump in the Pacific.
|ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon shares the latest from training camp in Oxnard as the Cowboys gear up for their second preseason game. |
The players have an 8:45 a.m. walkthrough Friday before boarding a train to San Diego.
On to the observations (albeit a smaller number):
** WR Dwayne Harris had the catch of the day, working down the seam on CB Mario Butler. QB Kyle Orton threw to Harris’ back shoulder and he was able to make a nice adjustment on the ball for the catch but lost his helmet as he went to the ground. It made up for a fumble after a bubble-screen catch earlier in the session.
** The first exchange between Tony Romo and David Arkin ended up on the ground. There were no other issues for them, but Stephen McGee and Harland Gunn combined for a poor snap.
**CB Morris Claiborne did a nice job on back-to-back plays on WR Dez Bryant. He was able to stick with Bryant on a crossing route that led to a high throw and was physical with Bryant on a deep ball from Romo that led to an incomplete pass.
** Haven’t seen too many bursts from RB Felix Jones in camp but he had one on a check-down from Romo, coming back to the line of scrimmage and getting away from S Danny McCray.
** With Jermey Parnell sitting out with neck stiffness, Jeff Adams worked as the second-team left tackle. Parnell should be good to go for the San Diego game.
** LG Nate Livings was in shells and pads for the first time since straining a hamstring early in camp. He did not take part in team drills but went through some individual work and could be back for practice next week vs. San Diego.
** WR Andre Holmes sometimes just gets out of sorts with his route running and looks awkward. After dropping a pass in on-air drills, Harris was made to run the same route for a second time.
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