The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday. We now look back over the short workout and identify three players who stood out.
It’s a big season for many members of the Dallas Cowboys. Players such as quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper, and cornerback Byron Jones are entering their final season under contract. There are also players coming up soon that need new deals like running back Ezekiel Elliott.
It’s not only the guys on the field that are needing security though. Head coach Jason Garrett enters the 2019 campaign without a deal beyond this year. The former backup quarterback has always had the support of team owner Jerry Jones but suddenly finds himself needing to prove he belongs.
In nine season, Garrett has won the NFC East three times, doing so twice in the past three years. The problem is, he has yet to get out of the second round of the playoffs and owns a 2-3 record in the postseason.
Garrett took a gamble this offseason as he looks for that new deal by hiring Kellen Moore as his offensive coordinator. Moore, like Garrett, was a former Dallas backup quarterback but has just one season of coaching experience. After retiring ahead of the 2018 season, Moore moved to the sidelines as the quarterback coach before making this huge leap.
Whether that gamble pays off has yet to be seen. What we do know, is that the team has wrapped up their three-day minicamp. Now, we look back over this portion of the offseason and identify three players who stood out during the workouts.