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What are the Stories of the Dallas Cowboys’ Camp?

  • Bradlee Anae
  • CeeDee Lamb
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  • Mike McCarthy
  • Trevon Diggs
By Campbell Keating August 29, 2020 0 Comment
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The NFL season is rapidly approaching. The Dallas Cowboys’ training camp is coming to a close. Who has stood out? What are the big storylines?

One of the biggest stories has been CeeDee Lamb‘s excellence. Every day, reporters have tweeted about his catches, his routes, his elusiveness, his everything. Another story has been Mike McCarthy and what the players think of and say about their new head coach. Trevon Diggs has also shown that the Cowboys may have found a second-round gem this year at cornerback to replace Byron Jones. Finally, rookie defensive end Bradlee Anae has been a monster off the edge and in the middle.

CeeDee Lamb Standing Out

This may not come as a surprise to many fans, but it is exciting nonetheless. CeeDee Lamb has been making incredible catches every day at camp and has found ways to get open from the slot, where the Cowboys will play him most. He made a one-handed catch on one of the first days that camp was open to reporters. The photo of it was all over twitter.

Reporters raved about Lamb all training camp. He was making incredible catches in team drills and running great routes all day long. Just yesterday, during team drills, Dak Prescott was running from pressure and threw to Lamb, who made the catch “inches from the ground.” So far, Lamb has lived up to the hype and is a reason for Cowboys fans to be excited about the upcoming season.

Ushering in the McCarthy Era

Players and reporters alike have said how excited they are about the new Cowboys head coach. Chidobe Awuzie was asked about McCarthy after practice, and he said that it was exciting, because not only were the Cowboys installing a ‘multiple defense’, but McCarthy was also allowing the players much more freedom to express themselves.

Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy have both been impressed by one another. McCarthy has gushed about Dak’s leadership and how he reads the field pre-snap and has said he is excited to work with him this season. Dak has said that he is excited about the football knowledge that McCarthy brings to the table and he too is excited for the upcoming season together.

Next is perhaps the most exciting tidbit for those Cowboys fans who remember Jason Garrett‘s lack of aggression all too well. During team drills in camp, the Cowboys have not attempted a 50+ yard field goal. McCarthy has been going for any fourth down that far out. This isn’t because he doesn’t trust the kicker either. Greg Zuerlein has been great in camp and has hit long field goals each day. Cowboys fans everywhere can be hopeful that the Garrett days of past are gone and the McCarthy era will usher in an offense that doesn’t settle.

Trevon Diggs Earning the Star

With Byron Jones leaving in free agency, the Cowboys needed to draft a cornerback. They may have found a second-round steal in Trevon Diggs. Many analysts had Diggs going in the late first round, and almost none had him falling past the early first. But he fell to Cowboys and they wasted little time in taking him. Diggs has impressed in training camp, doing well in team drills with some key breakups and interceptions covering some of the league’s best in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Diggs will be a fun player to watch and should be an interesting storyline throughout the entire season at cornerback 2.

Bradlee Anae Proving that Teams Slept on Him

Bradlee Anae is another player that fell to the Cowboys in the draft. The Utah alumni was a great player both against the pass and the run in college, and that will hopefully translate to the next level. So far in camp, it has. With Mike Nolan, former Saints linebacker coach, the new Cowboys defensive coordinator switching players inside and outside on the defensive line to mix things up. Anae will be a valuable rotation piece to give players rest and keep opposing offenses guessing.

With camp coming to a close, Cowboys fans everywhere should be excited to see their team this year, even if it may not be in person.

 

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I cover, report, and write about the Dallas Cowboys. I am an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis studying on the premed track with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Anthropology.

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