3 best (and 3 worst) outcomes of Cowboys training camp

Plenty can go good and wrong for the Cowboys at training camp.
Jul 24, 2021; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) during training camp at
Jul 24, 2021; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons (11) during training camp at / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Cowboys have arrived in Oxnard, CA and it's one of the most exciting times for the team and fan base.

The coaches get the opportunity to put their roster together, the players get to go out and compete for spots on the roster while building a new foundation of cohesion amongst the players new and old. The fans get the chance to see their favorite players live and have the opportunity to interact with them.

But the main goal for everyone there is to get better and build on what they were able to accomplish last season. For that to happen players are going to need to step up or risk being left behind.

We've seen how this front office likes to bring players in during training camp if they feel they aren't getting the best out of a certain position, much like they did with Anthony Barr and Jason Peters -- and later T.Y. Hilton last year.

So we should expect fierce competition during camp. With that, positives and negatives could arise. Let's star with the best possible outcomes.

1. Injury-free training camp and preseason

Every time teams head into camp, you tend to see different strategies on how they plan to manage players.

This includes putting a red jersey on quarterbacks to lessen the risk of injury. Similarly, teams keep players on snap counts in preseason games to keep players fresh and not risk injury against low-level roster players who are going all out to make the roster.

The Cowboys have been lucky at times and not so lucky in this department. Since Mike McCarthy arrived on the scene, though, he's taken a more protective and cautious approach with his players. If he can keep this team healthy going into the regular season -- non-contact injuries and freak accidents notwithstanding -- then that gives Dallas the best chance to start strong.

In a division that has a team that lost in last year's Super Bowl and another in the New York Giants who made the playoffs, the Cowboys can't afford to have any major injuries that could hamper their ability to hang with their rivals. Staying healthy is the best overall outcome this team can have coming out of training camp.