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The Dallas Cowboys training camp begins with great expectations and big questions

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David Hermann
FOX Sports Dallas Cowboys Writer

Oxnard, CA — Make it clear that this is a step-by-step process.

Yes, the Dallas Cowboys reported to the training camp.

The team’s plane departed Dallas Fort Worth on Monday afternoon, and they settled on their summer bargain at Residence in River Ridge.

It may be exciting, but it’s a slow process. They will not practice for the first time until Wednesday. They virtually don’t put on the pad on Monday, August 1st for another week.

I’m not interested in hearing ungratefully at the beginning of the football season, but I’ll wait a bit to get into the depths of things.

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With that in mind, there’s a clear list of things to keep in mind when making it easier for cowboys to enter a training camp.

What to work on

Leave it to the elder politician on this list to summarize things very beautifully.

Zack Martin, in his ninth year of outstanding career, briefly spoke with reporters when the team arrived in Oxnard on Monday. Allpro guards were asked about the group’s goals for the year and provided a candid assessment of the improvements he wanted to see.

“I want to be a tough soccer team. I want to be a smart soccer team,” Martin said. “Last year we had some problems with some discipline and some penalties, etc. It’s A-No.1 for us-a disciplined, tough football team.”

I think Cowboys fans are seriously nodding to that feeling. Dallas led the league with a penalty of 127 in 2021. A good deal of them came from that sloppy offensive line play.

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Returning to the toughness side, that aggressive line was a bit bullied in five sack tones by a better defensive front, especially San Francisco in the playoffs.

Martin makes great points. Some tougher and some better discipline will greatly help improve this team.

In good health

It’s unrealistic to see many teams in the league overtake Dallas in this regard. Of the 32 NFL clubs, 23 asked the rookie to report in advance.

Cowboys is one of nine clubs that everyone can report at once. Simply put, many teams have already announced which players are on the non-football injury list, not to mention other concerns.

It is speculated that the Cowboys list will not be very noticeable. But it’s interesting to see where the major players recovering from their injuries, such as Michael Gallup and Jabril Cox, are.

Stay tuned for where this goes.

Huge step

For my money, this season’s story focuses on how well this current cowboy harvest works. It doesn’t seem like Dallas did a great job of replenishing the roster.

The wide receiver Amari Cooper is gone. His successor is either completely unhealthy (Gallup) or completely unreliable (James Washington, Jaylen Tolbert).

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The same is true for the departures of Rael Collins and Randy Gregory. In both cases, many years of starters left the position group behind, and there wasn’t much experience behind it.

Now recall the part of this front office that has drafted 20 players over the last two years. There will be 11 in 2021 and another 9 this spring. All 20 are still here, and the Cowboys need contributions from many of them.

Strengthen your offensive lineman by choosing from a trio of young offensive lineman, Tyler Smith, Josh Ball, and Matt Walletsco.

Tolbert has the opportunity to start work on the first day, not to mention the opportunity in front of the second year wideout Simi Fehoko.

Next is Sam Williams, the defensive end. Sam Williams is tasked with contributing immediately to Pass Rush.

The list continues. To compensate for the loss in wide receivers, CeeDeeLamb is expected to grow into a true No. 1 receiver. Tight-end Dalton Schultz is asked to reach out for both an improvement in his attack and a chance for his own new contract.

Obviously, there are high expectations that Dak Prescott will do all this work and prove that the monster he signed is worth the extension. No reinforcements are coming — it doesn’t make sense anyway.

If the Cowboys are trying to reach their goals in 2022, it’s mostly the guys in this group who get the job done. To do this, multiple players need to grow into bigger roles than before.

David Hermann covers the Dallas Cowboys of FOX Sports and provides insights and analysis into the NFL’s most visible franchise. Prior to joining FOX, David spent nine seasons covering the Cowboys on the team’s official website, In 2018, he won a regional Emmy for his role in the production of “Dak Prescott: Family Reunion” about the quarterback period in Mississippi.

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