OXNARD, Calif. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Dallas Cowboys training camp:
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made it to camp and Jason Garrett accepted. Challenged by Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones and his brother, John, the former Cowboys' assistant and now offensive coordinator at Oregon State, Garrett stood in front of his team and dumped a bucket of ice over his head. "It's fun to be a part of it," a soaked Garrett said. "It's not real fun right now ... It's pretty cold." Garrett passed the challenge on to Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly as well as Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden. They have 24 hours to accept. "You know Coach Coughlin has already done it I guess so he would've been in the mix," Garrett said. "So just challenge those guys in our division. They're great guys. I know them well and I respect them both so let's make them uncomfortable the next 24 hours."
The Cowboys went through their lightest practice of training camp since July 25, with it mostly serving as preparation for Saturday's game against the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium. The early part of the practice was a lot like the first two days of camp, in which the offense and defense went through separate team and individual drills without pads. The team drills were run against "cards," featuring the looks they will receive from the Ravens on Saturday night.
New cornerback Justin Green practiced for the first time since being acquired in a trade from the New England Patriots. With Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne not playing against the Ravens and Sterling Moore's status potentially up in the air because of a groin injury, Green will get some playing time. He will get the benefit that the corner he replaced on the roster, Korey Lindsey, did not. Lindsey did not practice with the team before playing against the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 7 and he gave up a long touchdown pass. Lindsey has since been waived/injured with a broken hand.
Carr has yet to work in pads after missing the first 13 days of training camp as he dealt with the loss of his mother, Kathy, but he had his most extensive on-field conditioning work as he went through drills with strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik off to the side. The expectation is that Carr will work in full pads next week and possibly play Aug. 23 against the Miami Dolphins.
The Cowboys will have a brief walkthrough on Friday at 8 a.m. PT before boarding a plane for Dallas for Saturday's preseason game vs. the Baltimore Ravens.