Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Camp observations: DeVonte Holloman's pick
By Todd Archer
OXNARD, Calif. – Let's just get straight to the observations from Tuesday’s workout after a spirited session that you can read about here.
- DeVonte Holloman showed his athleticism in the Hall of Fame Game with an interception return for a touchdown. In team work, Holloman ended the second-team offense's drive with a pick of Kyle Orton, dropping back into coverage and exploding to the ball. It capped off a good day in coverage for him with two pass breakups in one-on-one work.
- WR Anthony Armstrong hurt a finger on his left hand in individual drills after getting whacked by a pad by an assistant coach. He got the finger taped up but then dropped his first pass thrown his way when he returned. That led to WR coach Derek Dooley throwing some quick passes to him to get accustomed to catching with his fingers taped together.
- CB Orlando Scandrick is hunting for a pick after dropping a sure takeaway in situation work. The good news was that it came on fourth down. The bad news was he could have had a touchdown.
- S Will Allen was active. He stunted TE James Hanna on a route in one-on-one drills, nearly picked of Romo in seven-on-seven and broke up a deeper throw to Jason Witten in situational work.
- OT Darrion Weems was back to practice after missing two days because of a bruised chest and gave up a sack to DE Kyle Wilber when he was beaten off the snap.
- In one-on-one work, LB Justin Durant clamped down on TE Gavin Escobar at the line and essentially prevented the rookie from getting out into his route.
- Dan Bailey made all six kicks in the special teams' period between 40 and 51 yards. In situation work, Bailey nailed what looked like a 50-yarder to give the offense a 24-23 win.
- Before practice, special teams coach Rich Bisaccia put WR Dwayne Harris through an interesting drill in which he had Harris spin around and then find the ball in the air while squaring himself up to the field as a punt returner.