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Trevon, Stefon Diggs Share Words From Separate Factions

David Hermann
FOX SPORTS Dallas Cowboys Writer

Oxnard, Calif. — The increase has ended inexorably.

The next time the Cowboys hit the practice field, they’ll be hitting the ground running their padded training camp practice. For a while, they eased their first day off with a final outing in shorts and a shirt.

With the team having Sunday off, here are some observations from Saturday as we head into the weekend.

sibling rivalry

Technology is such a beautiful thing. What other ways are there to participate in brotherly trash talk from the other side of the country?

Trevon Diggs made an appearance on NFL Network Saturday afternoon at the end of practice in California. While he was there, he said that if the Cowboys could play the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl, he would let his brother, Bills receiver Stephon Diggs, make zero catches.

Bills camp is in Pittsford, NY, and the awesome NFL Network crew there asked Elder Diggs for his opinion. Before he could answer, Bills quarterback Josh Allen did it for him.

“160 vs 10, 2 [touchdowns]said Allen.

The Cowboys and Bills obviously have a lot of Super Bowl history, and Dallas has won the last two championships at Buffalo’s expense. I would like to see it.

start things

The Cowboys aren’t settling for kickers right now, but the competition doesn’t feel imminent yet. Veteran kicker Lirim Hajrullahu and his rookie Jonathan Garibay kicked his goal on the field during Saturday’s special teams period, which did the most work they’ve ever seen.

Perhaps the majority of kicks would be done on the pads if the offensive and defensive lines could better simulate the real environment. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said he plans to feature both kickers this month.

“It’s about getting more reps and giving both guys a real chance,” McCarthy said. “I think the biggest change you’ll see is probably the volume.”

They both got a fair amount of volume on Saturday. Hajrullahu had a better day, connecting on 7 of 8 kicks and his only miss from 47 yards. Garibay was less consistent, hitting only 4 of his 8 kicks, and most of those misses were from long range. was at least funny because it bounced off the set lights used to film NFL Network practices live.

youth movement

The Cowboys Secondary are off to a great start in training camp. Anthony Brown has been one of the stars of the show so far, with both Trevon Diggs and Jordan Lewis sharing a play.

Saturday was a chance for some of the young DBs to get in on the action. The Cowboys did a lot of work near the red zone, allowing the offense to drive from his 25-yard line toward the goal line. Over a dozen reps, two young draft picks, DaRon Bland and Nahshon Wright, made multiple plays with the ball, during which he passed three times and his break occurred.

“[Bland] “He doesn’t say much, but he’s always on his job and always on point,” Brown said. Nachon had mostly interceptions today. I wish he had come up with it. ”

There was a year in Cowboys training camp that felt like the Cowboys didn’t have a proven playmaker in the entire secondary. With young players playing behind a group of proven starters, it’s strange to think that this group is the true strength of the roster.

ready to run

Linebacker is one of the most difficult positions to assess during unpadded practice given the level of physical fitness required. Jabril He’s not hard to judge Cox’s speed and instincts.

for someone else? So that’s life in the NFL. But it’s a big step for Cox, who tore his ACL last Halloween and missed the entire offseason program while in rehab. is not uncommon, but it wasn’t the story of LSU’s second-year draft pick.

“I personally thought about getting back in shape and getting ready for training camp,” Cox said. “During the offseason, we knew we had to work hard to get ahead of schedule.”

There’s a long way to go, but Cox definitely looks like the guy who attacked rehab.

David Helman covers the Dallas Cowboys for FOX Sports, providing daily insight and analysis on the NFL’s most famous franchise. Before joining FOX, he covered the Cowboys for nine seasons on the team’s official website, In 2018, he won a regional Emmy Award for producing “Dak Prescott: A Family Reunion,” about the quarterback’s era in Mississippi.

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