Recap of Cowboys training camp practice #4 in Oxnard (tweets + videos) – Blogging The Boys

It’s the fourth training camp practice in Oxnard for the Dallas Cowboys. Tomorrow the pads come on and things take a big jump, but there is still plenty to watch. And the very first didn’t take long to walk onto the field.

Hooker szn! (Keep your mind out of the gutter.)

Dallas had to make a roster move as well.

Cowboys signed safety Malik Hooker following his workout today. He’s currently in stretch line with team. Been speaking with his new teammates and DC Dan Quinn. Hooker is No. 28. OT Mitch Hyatt (knee) moved from PUP to IR.

— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 27, 2021

Something else to watch as the wear and tear of camp sets in.

Jourdan Lewis is starting practice with the trainers

— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) July 27, 2021

Or maybe not.

HBO does not seem to be affecting things.

#Cowboys‘ Zack Martin told @dfwticket Hard Knocks has not been a distraction at training camp.

“They do a good job of staying away, and being in Dallas, you kind of get used to cameras all over the place all of the time. So, it hasn’t really been a distraction for us at all.”

— Mark Lane (@therealmarklane) July 27, 2021

And the fun stuff begins. Dak doing his thing,

Wonder why Zeke is working on this?

After a short break, Cooper Rush returns.

Receivers running those crisp routes.

Your 2021 linebackers.

Special teams work is important, too.

Dan Quinn keeping an eye on the pass rush.

Cowboys corners getting some attention.

Dak’s already working the refs.

When the ref ruled this out of bounds, Dak said “oh c’mon now. you gotta go under the booth.”

Sorry, man. Very much out of bounds.

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 27, 2021

Got a feeling there’s a big year coming for CeeDee. This connection is a beauty.

More of this, please.

This, too.

Pads tomorrow gonna be fun.

WR group looking deep.

Big Q sighting!

So far in today’s practice, watching rookie DT Quinton Bohanna grabbing Tony Pollard in the open field and making sure he didn’t get past him was the best thing I’ve seen. Big boy can move for 330+

— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) July 27, 2021

Trevon having himself a camp.

Diggs picks off DiNucci in endzone

— Shan Shariff (@1053SS) July 27, 2021

Trevon Diggs with the second pick of the day. This time in the red zone during team drills. Seems like he means business with the whole “14 picks thing” #CowboysCamp

— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) July 27, 2021

Trevon Diggs just TOOK OVER this practice @1053thefan. 3 big plays vs Dak offense including endzone pick to end drive.

— Shan Shariff (@1053SS) July 27, 2021

Have I mentioned that they need to get Zeke more involved in the passing game?

There is more to pass rush than sacks.

Length showing on the Cowboys’ defensive line. Three batted passes during a two-minute 11-on-11 period. Quinton Bohanna, Justin Hamilton and Brent Urban each got hand on football.

— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 27, 2021

We’re trying not to get too pumped. But it’s HAAAAARD!

That name keeps popping up.

How about some rookie reps.

Pretty sure Quinton Bohanna got a sack here, but DiNucci extended the play & Israel Mukuamu gets the PBU. Clearly thought he should’ve had a pick.

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 27, 2021

Roster note.

Worth noting that Jourdan Lewis is out today, and Maurice Canady is currently handling the slot for the first-string defense.

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 27, 2021

Another CB with a play as the defense seems to be on top today.

Don’t like this. Nope, nope, nope.

Crisis hopefully averted.

Told you the defense was feeling themselves.

On a strong day for Cowboys defense, DE Tarell Basham exclaims while 3s face off: “Ain’t no drop off today! Y’all look f***ing good! Energy!”

— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) July 27, 2021

TE1A or TE1B?

Like I said…

Blake Jarwin with his first 11-on-11 reps and had reception for first down, then touchdown grab over the middle of the field.

“What about Schultz” you ask? Caught a wide open touchdown from 20 yards out on the next play. #CowboysCamp

— Kyle Youmans (@Kyle_Youmans) July 27, 2021

Looks like someone wants to make sure we don’t forget about him.

Offense makes a bit of a comeback.

And things wrap up with what looks like a W for the D on the day.

Practice over. Defense balled out today: PBUs, batted down passes, at least a couple picks by Kazee and Maurice Canady. Really active on all levels in situational team drills.

— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) July 27, 2021

Pads come on tomorrow, so be ready for even more goodness!