Aug. 14, 2010: Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Observations

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIAugust 21, 2010

OXNARD, CA - AUGUST 14:  Wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 catches a pass during Dallas Cowboys Training Camp at the Marriott Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge on August 14, 2010 in Oxnard, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Jeff Gross/Getty Images

On Aug. 14, 2010, I went to Dallas Cowboys training camp.

Sure I had a wonderful time like all the other attendees but I also had I job to do. As soon as I realized that Cowboys training camp was going to take place in Oxnard, Calif., I thought of recording my observations in a future article.

Well here are a few of my observations from Dallas Cowboys training camp complete with predictions for Dallas this season.

One very important piece of information for all Cowboys fans is that rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant's, projected to take the starting position from veteran Roy Williams, ankle looks to be fully healed.

During the two-hour practice, Bryant walked with no visible limp so as a result, Bryant's benchings throughout the preseason look to be precautionary.  

But about Williams, do not expect him to just sit back and relax and let No. 88 take his starting spot. In fact, Williams is out to prove himself and he demonstrated that quite well actually, as I only counted three dropped passes throughout the entire practice.

Drops have been a big problem for Williams during his tenure with the Cowboys and he definitely revealed that struggle last season as he had a team-leading eight dropped passes.

But throughout training camp Williams has been working with WR coach Ray Sherman, and that problem looks like it is on the right track to being solved.

Quarterback Tony Romo looked inconsistent on the 14th as something looked wrong with his mechanics. Romo's accuracy was affected by this issue but he seemed to fix that problem himself and it looked like a non-issue during the rest of the practice. 

Now as far as the predictions go, the Cowboys look like a team that will fire on all cylinders this season and their easy schedule will help them gain a first-round bye.

However, I think the playoffs will challenge them so they will not produce blowouts but they have a chance to go to the NFC Championship Game this coming season and possibly the Super Bowl. 

 


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