More Notes From Training Camp

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When I wrote last week that the Cowboys needed to get a little meaner and show some fight, I didn’t mean that they should fight against themselves. MySA explains,

The first fight of camp erupted Tuesday and featured two of the club’s meanest players, nose tackle Jay Ratliff and offensive tackle Marc Colombo. Colombo was upset about something Ratliff did during a play, and the two mixed it up for a few seconds before cornerback Terence Newman played peacemaker.

I can’t recall the last time I was excited about our backup quarterback, but it’s great to read all the positive vibes on Jon Kitna so far in training camp. Yesterday, during seven on seven drills, Kitna complete 13 of 14 passes and wrapped up an impressive day on the field. You better watch your back Romo!

It looks like special teams coach, Joe DeCamillis, is planning on having one deep returner on kickoffs. Felix Jones and Miles Austin handled the kickoff returns last season, and both are competing for the job this season. Wade Phillips suggested yesterday, that Austin’s role on special teams will be greatly reduced, so it looks like Felix Jones will be bringing it most of the time this season. I totally approve and expect big things from Felix the Cat.

I read a quote from one of the beat writers today (who I wont name) that really makes me scratch my head. He wrote that Sam Hurd is currently playing the best football of his career. Really? Last time I checked, the season doesn’t start until September 13th, so can we please tone down the hype a little bit? I understand Hurd had a nice day playing against his teammates who are not allowed to hit him. Great… fine… nice job… Lets not make more out of it than it really is.

That’s all for now, more later…

Comments
  1. nate

    i hear ya joe. its one thing to play well in 7 on 7 drills. its another to play well in games. although its encouraging to hear that a young receiver is doing well, we need to keep in mind there arent even 11 players on each side yet, let alone any tackling.
    the first three practices had courtney brown as the most impressive corner of the bunch outside of the jenkins/scandrick battle. if you read tim macmahon’s live practice chat blog now, he might as well pack his bags now.
    oh and while were on the live chat subject, i dont appreciate the color macmahon is painting our new qb steven mcgee. he said earlier in practice today while mcgee was coming in for his reps “Here comes Stephen McGee, set up to fail against the starters.”
    what a jerk. i just lost a bunch of respect 4 him right there.

  2. Rob V.

    I heard that Newman gave Bennett a good shot at practice hurting his hand. Bennett said he is fine and will get Newman back. He was kidding of course. So much for lack of hitting in practice. As far as McGee, I’ve heard nothing but good things about him.