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News: DMN: Not the Oklahoma drill, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett encourages one-on-one battles

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    Not the Oklahoma drill, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett encourages one-on-one battles
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    By Rainer Sabin
    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...-garrett-encourages-one-one-one-battles.html/


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    Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten gets pushed out of bounds by safety J.J. Wilcox (27), right, during the afternoon practice at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, CA, on July 27, 2014. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News)

    OXNARD, Calif. — In this new age of the NFL, where emphasis has been placed on safety and the new collective bargaining agreement has reduced the amount of contact in practice, it’s hard to envision the Oklahoma drills Jimmy Johnson was famous for running resurfacing.

    But head coach Jason Garrett has put his own softer spin on those tough-guy hit fests. On Saturday, he told the team to clear out and watch wide receiver Dez Bryant go against Orlando Scandrick.

    The one-on-one battle is part of Garrett’s effort to create competition. Tight end Jason Witten versus J.J. Wilcox was one of several individual matchups that took place Sunday...

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