Cowboys Return to California For Training Camp in Oxnard

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The Dallas Cowboys are returning to California for grooming campy aft staying location past twelvemonth due to the fact that of the pandemic.

Here's what to look guardant to successful grooming campy arsenic the Cowboys travel disconnected a 6-10 season, including a steadfast Dak Prescott and a defence with a batch to beryllium and caller antiaircraft coordinator Dan Quinn:

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CAMP SITE: Oxnard, California

LAST YEAR: QB Dak Prescott's season-ending ankle wounded successful Week 5 derailed a squad that was already underachieving with first-year manager Mike McCarthy. A three-game winning streak precocious kept the Cowboys successful the playoff contention until the last play successful the anemic NFC East. McCarthy dumped his astir important hire, antiaircraft coordinator Mike Nolan, aft Dallas gave up a franchise-record 473 points (29.6 per game).

IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: LB Micah Parsons (No. 12 wide draught pick), CB Kelvin Joseph, S/LB Keanu Neal, S Damontae Kazee, DE Tarell Basham, DL Osa Odighizuwa, DL Chauncey Golston.

IMPORTANT LOSSES: QB Andy Dalton, S Xavier Woods, CB Chidobe Awuzie, DE Aldon Smith, C Joe Looney, DT Antwaun Woods, LB Sean Lee, Nolan.

CAMP NEEDS: The absorption volition beryllium connected what caller coordinator Dan Quinn is doing to hole a defence that appeared beyond repair astatine times a twelvemonth ago. The Cowboys drafted their astir antiaircraft players (eight) successful the seven-round era, truthful campy could spell a agelong mode toward determining however galore volition person an interaction arsenic rookies. If healthy, the discourtesy is the known commodity with Prescott, moving backmost Ezekiel Elliott and a trio of receivers successful Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. The apical 3 violative linemen are returning from injuries: RG Zack Martin, LT Tyron Smith and RT La'el Collins.

KEY CAMP COMPETITIONS: The drafting of Parsons leaves the aboriginal of LBs Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith successful uncertainty beyond this season. If Parsons gets important playing time, it could beryllium astatine the disbursal of 1 oregon some veterans. Cornerback and information look wide unfastened with the departure of Awuzie and Woods and the accomplishment of respective draught picks and escaped agents. The interior of the antiaircraft enactment volition beryllium worthy a look with the apical prime from 2 years ago, second-rounder Trysten Hill, trying to beryllium his worthy among respective newcomers.

EXPECTATIONS: The vigor volition beryllium connected McCarthy successful a hurry if the Cowboys commencement dilatory again successful his 2nd season. From proprietor Jerry Jones connected down, the beforehand bureau is astatine slightest 3 years into believing the franchise has the pieces to extremity a 25-year agelong without adjacent appearing successful an NFC title crippled since its 5th Super Bowl title. The discourtesy has proven it is among the champion successful the NFL with a steadfast Prescott, who signed a $160 million, four-year declaration successful March. A simply mediocre defence mightiness beryllium bully enough. This portion has a agelong mode to spell to scope that debased standard.

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