Dallas Cowboys Training Camp News and Notes: Who’s Hot and Not?
Ryan is a huge long-shot to make the final roster, but he has shown flashes of tremendous athleticism. We’re still projecting the ‘Boys to retain both Crayton and Sam Hurd, however, in our latest 53-man roster prediction. Bryant is the favorite to win punt return duties and would represent the largest upgrade at any position.
- Speaking of Bryant, he is off to an incredibly hot start after two days of camp.
Coach Wade Phillips said, “He looked as good as any player at any position, on the first day, as anybody I’ve seen in a long time. He’s got a lot of ability.”
- In addition to making highlight reel catches, the best thing Bryant did in his first day of camp was arrive on the practice field 45 minutes early.
Bryant was said to have arrived late to practices at Oklahoma State, so this was a good sign. On why he came out so early, Bryant replied, “Just to show everybody that I’m ready. I’ve been away from the game a long time and I feel like me being out here early, I want [the fans] to know I’m ready.”
- Martellus Bennett is not yet practicing due to an ankle injury.
The Cowboys placed him on the Non-Football Injury list because he sustained the injury while not under the team’s supervision. NFI is like the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list: a player can come off of it at any time but does not currently count as a member of the 80-man roster.
Hamlin has a long way to go to beat out current starting free safety Alan Ball. We previewed the free safety battle a few weeks ago.