_ Jimmy Burch
Despite watching three receivers, including starter Dez Bryant, leave the practice field with varying injuries in today’s joint practice with the Chargers in San Diego, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he likes what the team accomplished in the session. The teams work together again Tuesday before the Cowboys return to Texas.
Garrett cited a “similar value system” between the two franchises that enables Dallas and San Diego to benefit from the shared practice with a minimum of chippiness during drills.
“We as coaches try every day to create competitive situations for our guys. Whether it’s one-on-one, two-on-two, seven-on-seven or 11-on-11,” Garrett said. “We’re always trying to do that and that’s an important part of growing as an individual player and as a team. That happens really naturally when you’re working against other teams.