8 Cowboys players who are defying expectations at training camp

These Cowboys have shined since the pads came on at training camp.
Aug 1, 2023; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive back Sheldrick Redwine (36) and safety
Aug 1, 2023; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive back Sheldrick Redwine (36) and safety / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports
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Who are the standout Dallas Cowboys players during training camp? Among the usual suspects we have are Micah Parsons, CeeDee Lamb, DeMarcus Lawrence, Stephon Gilmore, Johnathan Hankins, and Tyler Smith. They all seem in top shape and ready to go.

With that, let's shift focus to players who are defying expectations and demonstrating untapped potential in Oxnard.

Brandin Cooks

Without further ado, we present to you a true speed demon, Brandin Cooks.

The addition of Brandin Cooks has addressed the lack of speed in the wide receiver unit from last season. Cook's quickness and explosiveness are clear because of his good chemistry with Dak Prescott.

Cook has showed his versatility beyond just being a deep threat over the course of his career. He can wreck opposing defenses both over the top and underneath coverages.

The offensive strategy is to place Cooks and Lamb together to force opposing safeties to pick who to defend. Cooks is likely to make several significant plays since CeeDee Lamb will often draw double coverage.

Running the football will be key to the Cowboys' offensive strategy. There's a massive amount of firepower that they can unleash in their aerial attack.

Eric Scott Jr.

Eric Scott Jr was chosen by Dallas in the 6th round for his impressive physical traits, despite being labeled a reach by media and negative fanbase. I cannot fathom why people criticize drafting a player in the 6th round as a reach, but that's just how it is.

Scott has been proving his football talent by battling every WR during the training camp. He is making an argument for himself as he is stacking one good day on top of another. We wouldn't go as far as to call him a lock for the 53-man roster, but he certainly hasn't done anything to hurt his case, either.