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News: ESPND: Individual battles are staple for Garrett to promote constant competition

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

    IRVING, Texas -- With two snaps left in the one-on-one passing drills during last week's minicamp, Jason Garrett wanted to make sure the entire roster was watching.

    The Dallas Cowboys head coach called Sean Lee to go against Lance Dunbar, and the linebacker stuffed the running back on a route to force an incompletion. Next up was Dez Bryant vs. Morris Claiborne -- the club's No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft against the No. 1 pick of the 2012 draft.

    Bryant easily slipped inside Claiborne on a slant and scored a touchdown.
    It was only a June minicamp practice, being run without pads, but Garrett made it feel more important.

    "When you have something on the line," Garrett said, "it typically ups the ante and everybody responds the right way to it."




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  2. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I love this.
  3. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Agreed
    Seems like they are focused this year
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Just hope to see all this work pay off for them. Now if they could find a drill to learn how to put opponents away we just might get that championship
  5. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    more comfortable Garrett looks the more this is looking like Jimmy Johnson style of running things. It just took while for Jason to get comfortable and players to buy in. Cowboys still need to make it happen when they have sweaty palms.
  6. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    Competition is just a flash word in Dallas until I see underperformers benched before its a last resort.
  7. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with this...I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, but if someone like Allen truly beats out Johnson (or vice-versa), then I want the besst player on the field...I will be watching OLine (like everyone else) the most in this regard...Smith starts, Fred starts, open competition for the other 3 spots...may the best men win and get all of the 1st team snaps
  8. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I agree as well. Allen has proven to be a quality backup, nothing more. If he beats out Johnson and Wilcox then I seriously doubt there was serious competition at safety. It seems to me Dallas has always favored experience over fallible youth and I expect it to remain that way as long a Jerry is the GM.
  9. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the developments that make me optimistic about the direction of the team. Turning the entire roster over in favor of young guys who will compete for their positions, one of the biggest reasons for Jimmy's success. IMO.
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I think you're more likely to see the better player out there. At times there is not enough difference and you're likely to see the more experienced player there. Hopefully you see the competition get snaps as well. Younger and cheaper is the way to go but you need that mix of vets. Guys like Witten don't go gently into that good night and for good reasons.
  11. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I love the young guys competing like that, we will be much improved in 2013!!

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