Dallas Cowboys Morning Links: Minicamp Wrap, The Gregory Plan


In this Monday edition of Morning Links, the Dallas Cowboys’ rookie minicamp wrapped up over the weekend at Valley Ranch. Plus now that he’s officially under the roof, what’s the Cowboys’ plans concerning the growth on and off the field for rookie defensive end Randy Gregory? All that and much, much more as we dive into the best Cowboys news from around the web for this morning.

Scout’s Eye: Gregory & Goodley Made An Impression On Saturday by Bryan Broaddus, DallasCowboys.com

"“We won’t be allowed out to watch the third and final day of practices at the Cowboys’ rookie minicamp, but I do have some notes from Saturday: Much better day for Randy Gregory on a couple of different fronts. Even though he appeared to be a little tired during the final portion of practice on Saturday, he was able to fight through it and finish, where on Friday that just wasn’t the case. He handled the heat and the pace well thus the coaches and scouts had a better chance to evaluate his work, which was solid. You can see the pass rush skills in the one-on-one drills but he is far from a finished product. That will be up to Rod Marinelli, Leon Lett and Ben Bass to bring that out of him…”"

10 things we learned during Dallas Cowboys’ rookie minicamp by Jon Machota, The Dallas Morning News

"“The Dallas Cowboys opened their Valley Ranch headquarters to media members on Friday and Saturday for rookie minicamp. Both days started with practice outside, followed by open locker room before lunch and then back outside for afternoon practice. Cowboys coaches were also available for interviews as they exited the practice fields each day. In case you missed out on any of the highlights, here’s a top 10 list to catch you up. 1.) Two of Dallas’ eight draft picks have already been signed…”"

Cowboys RB coach: ‘We want to trust Joe Randle’ by David Helman, FOX Sports Southwest

"“Few people would have a better understanding of the Cowboys’ running backs than Gary Brown, and he’s content to wait and see. Brown is entering his third season as the Cowboys’ running backs coach, having just lost 1,800-yard rusher DeMarco Murray to free agency. Asked about his prospects at the position, he sounded confident the Cowboys would be just fine. “We’re very confident in what we have. We’ve got some very good football players. With the addition of Darren, it’s going to be a nice group,” he said…”"

How Cowboys remade once-wobbly offensive line into ‘best ever’ by Clarence E. Hill Jr., The Star-Telegram

"“The best offensive line ever. Such words are being spoken about the potential of the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line after Thursday’s addition of rookie undrafted free agent La’el Collins. The former LSU star was a first-round talent who did not get picked in the 2015 NFL Draft because he was sought for questioning following the death of his former girlfriend. After being cleared by Baton Rouge police, Collins chose to join the Cowboys, adding to what was already an embarrassment of riches up front. The Cowboys have three first-round picks and three Pro Bowlers in left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and guard Zack Martin…”"

Cowboys’ Randy Gregory project features plan to bulk him up and mentorship from a Hall of Famer by Charles Robinson, Yahoo Sports

"“Somewhere on the drive to the Dallas Cowboys’ rookie minicamp last week, a cell phone conversation with an AFC personnel man took a detour into jealous indignation. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had just signed undrafted rookie La’el Collins, a first-round selection who fell off every NFL board after he was sought for questioning in a murder case in which he wasn’t a suspect. Now the LSU All-American had been added to a team that was already filthy rich in offensive line talent. “It figured he’d end up there,” the personnel man said with a tinge of annoyance over the signing. “[Jerry Jones] is in his gear now. When your owner is the general manager, it’s just a little easier. He can just make that decision and it’s done. He wants him, whatever he decides the process is, boom – done…”"

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