2016 Training Camp Preview: What to Expect

The preseason is right around the corner and that means: finally, football is back. But before we get into the live game action, we have one last set of organized activities: Training Camp

Here’s a few things that we should expect from the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp in Oxnard, California:

A Healthy Tony Romo 

Through OTAs and Mini Camp Tony Romo has looked great, which is the best news a Cowboys fan could ask for right now. I expect Romo to still be very healthy and sharp, and to have a great training camp heading into the preseason.

An Improvement in Dak Prescott

It would be very intriguing to see Dak Prescott improve as a pocket pressure and inch up on that number two job. I am a fan of Kellen Moore as well, but Dak Prescott is very special.

A Whole Lot of Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris

Due the the elbow injury to Darren McFadden, Elliott and Morris will truly get their chance to show the team and organization what they have all through preseason. At this point, Zeke is looking like a lock. On the other hand, even though I am a firm believer in Alfred Morris, he still needs to prove himself to Gary Brown (Dallas Cowboys running backs coach) and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys.

Devin Street/Chris Brown/Andy Jones

At least one man will not make the 53 man roster out of these 3 wide receivers. However, I believe that player or those players will be signed to the practice squad (more likely if it’s Chris Brown or Andy Jones due to Devin Street’s time for opportunity running out). There will be a battle for a roster spot or possibly two between these three and part of it will be decided in training camp, but the bulk of it and the decision will be made during or after the preseason.

Defensive Line

With the latest suspension of Randy Gregory, there is a massive hole in the defensive line. I am looking to see players like David Irving and Charles Tapper have a great camp. It would also be nice if I got a news update regarding a Dwight Freeney signing. For the record, I do believe that the defensive line is indeed very talented and deep enough so they will be able to hold up their end regardless of somebody stepping up or a big signing.

The Leadership of Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens Within the Linebacking Core Elevating

Even with the recently signing of Justin Durant, I expect Sean Lee and Antbony Hitchens to elvate their leadership on and off the field to a much higher level, especially Sean Lee.

Byron Jones and Barry Church

A recent connect of mine on LinkedIn, Byron Jones, I’m excited to see how well he approaches training camp as the starting free safety in contrast to cornerback.

I am also excited to see how Barry Church returns to the field after his season-ending injury last season. It has been reported that he is 100% healthy.

Published by: Nicco Vocaturo

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