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News: ESPN NFCE: Camp Confidential: Dallas Cowboys

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Aug 21
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    By Dan Graziano

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' coaches don't just announce drills during training camp practices, hollering out "9-on-7s!" as the horn blows and players shift from one field to the other. They're calling out situations. Two minutes to go, one timeout left, second-and-6 on your own 35. The players either huddle or hustle between plays, depending on what the called-out situation calls for. While these are drills only, they're intended to simulate game conditions as closely as they possibly can.

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    "Will we ever be able to completely re-create a game situation? No," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "But we're going to try our best in practice, and I think all these situational periods had been really good for us. Not only have we created initial situations, but stuff comes up that isn't scripted, and I think our team has handled those well also."

    THREE HOT ISSUES

    1. Can the defense learn Rob Ryan's scheme in time?
    2. Can they put together an offensive line?
    3. Who is the No. 3 wide receiver?

    THE BUTLER CAN DO IT

    Third-year linebacker Victor Butler has been an eye-opener in camp, and some have suggested he might be a threat to Anthony Spencer's starting spot on the side opposite Ware.

    TURNING UP A CORNER
    The Cowboys did not sign free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, though they tried, and they'll go with Mike Jenkins and Terence Newman as starting cornerbacks again.

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4682385/camp-confidential-dallas-cowboys
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Nice read. CB is more important in Ryan's defense than Wade's. We are going to need at least one of those CBs to return from injury.

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