Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Cowboys practice report: Day 5, Pt. 1
By Calvin Watkins
SAN ANTONIO -- Wednesday was a walkthrough practice with numerous veteran players getting a morning off. Jay Ratliff, Tony Romo, Anthony Spencer, Keith Brooking, Orlando Scandrick, Terence Newman, Marion Barber, Leonard Davis among other vets were given the day off so the younger players could get a look.
*Martellus Bennett (ankle), Josh Brent (hand), Sean Lee (strained quad), Jason Hatcher (hyperextended elbow), Sean Lissemore (groin), Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (shoulder) and Stephen Hodge (knee) did rehab in the morning.
*Stephen McGee and Matt Nichols were the quarterbacks for the morning session. The offensive line had two different centers in Phil Costa and Travis Bright and there were a variety of players coming in at different spots on defense.
*Victor Butler, the outside linebacker, had a rough day. He dropped two potential interceptions. After the first drop, linebackers coach Reggie Herring said, "catch it." Wade Phillips and Herring were both on the linebacker Jason Williams on consecutive plays for blown assignments.
*Just because it was a walkthrough doesn't mean the coaches weren't on the players for doing well. After McGee had a pass knocked down by Junior Siavii, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett had a disgusted look on his face and said, "get in the huddle." McGee was a little off at times, he threw a high pass to Dez Bryant, but it was caught. Bryant was wide open on the route.