News: ESPN Watkins: Highs, lows of Cowboys training camp

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    OXNARD, Calif. -- Now that the Cowboys are headed to Houston to prepare for their fourth preseason game of the summer, we look at the highs and lows of training camp.

    * Doug Free can play left tackle. There were plenty of cheers when the Cowboys let Flozell Adams go this spring, but concerns arose when Free was given the starting job. Free performed well in camp and in the three preseason games.

    * Undrafted rookies making an impact. Safeties Barry Church, Bryan McCray and center Phil Costa performed well in training camp and in the preseason. Church and McCray have done so well on special teams that it places special team standouts Pat Watkins and Sam Hurd on the roster bubble.

    * Injuries to five starters. Injuries are just part of the deal. But Marcus Spears (knee), Marc Colombo (knee), Kyle Kosier (knee), Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder) and Keith Brooking (shoulder) are starters and their injuries forced the Cowboys to go to backups in the preseason. Spears said he expects to return for the season opener at the Washington Redskins. Colombo told Jerry Jones he's feeling much better. Brooking should be ready for the opener. But Kosier and Sensabaugh's injuries leave their status for the season opener in doubt.

    * Lost John Phillips for the season. The backup tight end was looking forward to surpassing Martellus Bennett on the depth chart. But after a strong game in the preseason opener against Cincinnati, Phillips suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season.

    * Jason Williams continues to struggle. Last year, Williams was the Cowboys' first draft pick in the third round. He battled a knee injury and limited playing time.

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  2. NextGenBoys

    NextGenBoys Well-Known Member

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    Let's hear the "bust" label for Jason Williams.

    It's his 2nd year after coming from a small school. I would be shocked if it was a silkly smooth transition. All rookies deserve three years, and he is no different.

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