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News: DC.COM: Scout’s Notebook: Versatility At Cornerback Spot Is Crucial (Observations)

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  1. WoodysGirl

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    Bryan Broaddus
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    Thoughts from Tuesday’s afternoon practice here at training camp in Oxnard.

    As I thought David Arkin got some reps at center today in the Blue practice. With the injuries to Bill Nagy, Kevin Kowalski and Mackenzy Bernadeau the squad is a little short inside. I have always felt like this was the best position for him so we will see how it works. He has some questionable snaps but that was to be expected. Talking to some members of the front office after practice, the plan is to roll with what they have but they do know who is on the street if need to make that move.

    Miles Austin has had a couple of quiet days but did have a very nice slant catch yesterday against Orlando Scandrick in press coverage. Austin is moving well and doing good job of getting open but the ball hasn’t gone his way. The route running has been fine and he really looks healthy. He was productive in the OTAs and mini camps so there is no reason to believe that he will get more opportunities coming his way.

    Secondary coach Jerome Henderson is a big believer of defensive backs that can play multiple spots. Today in his base package, he had cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne switch sides. Carr lined up at the position he played for five years in Kansas City on the right side and Claiborne lined up at left. Claiborne in college was on the right side but today he looked comfortable on the left. On his first day of practice there were several times where he really struggled playing routes and getting in position to make plays. This afternoon, Claiborne once again gave up two routes to Bryant, one on a 4 (IN) and the other a 9 (FLY). On the 4, he was in much better position to defend but a great throw by Romo was the difference. We also saw cornerback Mario Butler get some work at safety in hope of trying to find him a spot on the team.

    Read more: http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...-Crucial/94893ba1-4737-42a4-bc01-b1d2a9f24dc3
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    Scout’s Notebook: Versatility At Cornerback Spot Is Crucial

    Bryan Broaddus



    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...-Crucial/94893ba1-4737-42a4-bc01-b1d2a9f24dc3




    Thoughts from Tuesday’s afternoon practice here at training camp in Oxnard.

    As I thought David Arkin got some reps at center today in the Blue practice. With the injuries to Bill Nagy, Kevin Kowalski and Mackenzy Bernadeau the squad is a little short inside. I have always felt like this was the best position for him so we will see how it works. He has some questionable snaps but that was to be expected. Talking to some members of the front office after practice, the plan is to roll with what they have but they do know who is on the street if need to make that move.

    Miles Austin has had a couple of quiet days but did have a very nice slant catch yesterday against Orlando Scandrick in press coverage. Austin is moving well and doing good job of getting open but the ball hasn’t gone his way. The route running has been fine and he really looks healthy. He was productive in the OTAs and mini camps so there is no reason to believe that he will get more opportunities coming his way.

    Secondary coach Jerome Henderson is a big believer of defensive backs that can play multiple spots. Today in his base package, he had cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne switch sides. Carr lined up at the position he played for five years in Kansas City on the right side and Claiborne lined up at left. Claiborne in college was on the right side but today he looked comfortable on the left. On his first day of practice there were several times where he really struggled playing routes and getting in position to make plays. This afternoon, Claiborne once again gave up two routes to Bryant, one on a 4 (IN) and the other a 9 (FLY). On the 4, he was in much better position to defend but a great throw by Romo was the difference. We also saw cornerback Mario Butler get some work at safety in hope of trying to find him a spot on the team....

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