Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys now focus on Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Todd Archer, ESPN.com

Dak Prescott’s eyes are on the right price.

In accordance with the collective agreement, players must be granted three consecutive days off after the last preparatory match. The Cowboys will practice Thursday and Friday and begin a regular week of preparation for the Buccaneers.

In three practices since his return, Prescott has completed 29 of 44 team passes or 7-on-7 drills. He has shown no problems with strength in his arm or movement of his surgically repaired right ankle.

“We’re going to do whatever we can,” McCarthy said when asked how the Cowboys removed the rust from Prescott.

The Cowboys have 11 days and five practices remaining before playing in Tampa Bay. McCarthy said once the final cups are over on Tuesday, time will pass quickly.

Remember these 5: a pre-season without a win means… – Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.com

Some notes from the game.

Extra point much needed – You won’t hear a lot of kickers, especially veterans like Greg Zuerlein, talk about the importance of an extra point. But after missing the entire offseason and most of camp with a back injury, Zuerlein was grateful not only to get an extra point, but to do so – as we head into the regular season. Zuerlein hit a 56-yard field goal attempt before halftime that sailed to the left, but was able to hit the last kick after a late touchdown.

Kelvin Joseph injured – It’s a game for saves, but not all the players who make the team will be able to sit down. A guy like Joseph needed to play and unfortunately his groin injury in the first quarter ended his game earlier. Joseph’s setback could linger into the regular season, although it likely won’t affect the team’s movements. But it was a game the Cowboys wanted to evaluate Joseph against the Jacksonville starters and it didn’t happen.

3 Cowboys-Jaguars takeaways: Garrett Gilbert makes last push for QB replacement job – Michael Gehlken, DMN

A little more of the game.

Young DB are struggling

Second-round pick Kelvin Joseph allowed a 38-yard reception in the Jaguars’ second scrimmage play. Third-round pick Nahshon Wright allowed an 18-yard touchdown in the fifth.

It was a difficult start on Sunday for the young cornerbacks of the team.

And it only got worse.

Joseph was released early Sunday with a left groin injury. The team announced it was questionable to return, but given the stakes here in an exhibition setting, unsurprisingly, it didn’t. The problems weren’t limited to rookie choices.

Cornerback Deante Burton was not going to be part of the 53-man roster until Sunday.

Sure, he won’t do it now.

Burton picked the wrong time to have his worst preseason performance, demonstrating poor ball knowledge in cover, missing several free field tackles in special teams coverage and being flagged once for holding back the unit of kick off return.

Bold Predictions for 2021 Dallas Cowboys – Matt Holleran, BloggingtheBoys.com

Some startling opinions from some of the front page editors of the BTB.

CeeDee Lamb will lead the Cowboys in yards and touchdowns, finishing the season among the top five receivers in football. Lamb has been absolutely electric at camp and has a great chance to take an even bigger step forward this season. Last year, in five games with Dak Prescott, Lamb caught 29 passes for 433 yards and had 72.5 percent. If Prescott had been healthy all year, Lamb would have easily passed 1,000 receiving yards and probably could have made a serious bid for the offensive rookie of the year award. This year, Lamb and Prescott will be a dynamic duo. The sophomore gap will be the Cowboys’ best offensive weapon, throwing himself into the discussion as one of the best receivers in all of football.

New Orleans Saints set to train at Dallas Cowboys Stadium for three days after being evacuated due to Hurricane Ida – ESPN Writers, ESPN.com

The Boys open their doors to another team.

The team are expected to hold practices Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at AT&T stadium before taking a break before the regular season, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity as the club were not discussing their plans. publicly. The Saints are scheduled to make their home debut on September 12 against Green Bay.

Ida made landfall south of New Orleans on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph, making it one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the United States.

“Call the Jones family because nobody does it better than them,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said on behalf of owner Jerry Jones on Sunday. “So yeah, having the opportunity to train in New Orleans after taking on the hurricane challenge, I mean it’s a huge stress on the families of the Saints and the whole area, the area of ​​the Gulf coast. My heart goes out to these guys. Just happy to be – of the Jones family – it’s just great to be able to help.

3 Dallas Cowboys absent from Hard Knocks – Brandon Loree, The Landry Hat

Some notable names are notably absent from Hard knocks.

1. Tyron Smith, OT

It’s hard to believe offensive tackle Tyron Smith is the team’s longest-serving player at 30. The former USC Trojan has been with the Dallas Cowboys for 11 years now. Smith is considered one of the best tackles in football, but having only appeared in two games last season, his elite status is called into question.

Talent has never been an issue for the seven-time Pro Bowler. There’s a reason he’s part of the 2010 All-Decade squad. However, it’s safe to say that left tackle position is the most important part of an offense outside of the quarterback. The best type of ability for an o-lineman is uptime.

Smith, sadly, has missed at least two games in a season since 2016 and missed 14 games last year. His return after end of season neck surgery should be just there to watch Dak Prescott’s recovery. He could be interviewed about his rehab during camp and whether the past year had affected him mentally after not finishing the season.

Now Smith may not get a lot of airtime because he chooses not to. It just seems odd that the team’s $ 97 million man hasn’t been in the spotlight once.

Fans would be relieved to see him go against defensive purposes in training, knowing that he is healthy again and potentially an All-Pro again. Maybe the directors of Hard Knocks are saving his story for a future episode.

Cowboys quarterback battle remains murky – NFL.com staff

Pick up pieces from last night’s game.

Cooper Rush started the game with a chance to firmly grab second place in the Dallas depth chart, but with the Cowboys trotting their second strings against a Jacksonville defense mostly filled with starters, it was an uphill battle for him. start. Rush didn’t do much to impress, completing just 4 of 8 passes for 16 yards and failing to shift the offense before handing over the keys to his lucky contender Garrett Gilbert, who had a chance. easier as Jacksonville replaced starters with substitutes. Given that, we really didn’t learn much about how Dallas might proceed with position, even after Gilbert led a good touchdown that included a fourth down conversion and a touchdown pass at the right time to Aaron Parker. It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out as the Cowboys reduce their roster to 53 by Tuesday’s deadline.

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