Scout’s Notebook: Battle For 3rd RB; All Eyes On Defensive Backs; More – Dallas Cowboys News

Scout’s Notebook: Battle For 3rd RB; All Eyes On Defensive Backs; More – Dallas Cowboys News

OXNARD, Calif. – Sunday might have been our most noteworthy practice so far, in terms of impressive plays. The offense and defense both seem to be finding their rhythm and giving each other a tough challenge.

Here are some of the best notes I took while watching it all play out on the practice fields:


  • Byron Jones continues to show the range in these practices the coaches are looking for in games. Playing out of the middle of the field, he was able to read Dak Prescott’s eyes looking toward Dez Bryant on a vertical route to the left sideline. Even before Prescott pointed his left shoulder in that direction, Jones was out of his pedal and heading in Bryant’s direction. Nolan Carroll had Bryant locked up and the NFL official to that side was letting him get away with it. The ball from Prescott was a little short and Jones, like he had done the previous practice, was able to lay out, extending his arms and once again high-point the ball in the end zone.
  • Noah Brown, like Byron Jones, put together back-to-back practices to serve notice that he wants a spot on this roster and just not on the practice squad. His touchdown catch over Chidobe Awuzie reminded me of the catch he made last season while at Ohio State against Wisconsin. With the ball on the 20-yard line going in, Brown executed a perfect fade route to the right corner of the end zone, getting just enough separation in order for Kellen Moore to have the space to fit the ball in over the top. Awuzie was late getting his head around to find it, while Brown was able to track it the entire time. When Brown put his hands up, I initially thought he…

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