With training camp underway, here are eight different Dallas Cowboys you should keep your eye on this summer at Oxnard, California
The offseason has its dead periods, followed by sudden bursts of excitement. That may be due to the free-agent frenzy, the NFL Draft, and training camp.
While minicamp and offseason training activities are the first showings for new players and rookies, training camp and preseason carve out roster spots. Here are some players on the Dallas Cowboys that you should be keeping your eye on.
DB. Reggie Robinson II
The Dallas Cowboys 2020 draft class was an impactful one, with four of the seven players carving out a role on the team as rookies. It is a pleasant sight, but two high-potential players have yet to make their mark. One of them is Reggie Robinson II.
Fourth-rounders don’t usually have much of a role in their rookie season, but fellow 2020 draftee Tyler Biadasz did. As a rookie, the defensive back saw zero defensive snaps. Instead, he pitched in with 65 snaps with the special teams.
Standing at six feet and one inch tall while weighing 205 pounds, he has the size to fit into new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s defense. From being considered a safety last season, he returns to the corner position.
He likes to get his hands on the ball. In 41 college games, the corner defended 34 passes. Then again, he failed to come down with the ball once in his first three seasons but did so four times in 2019.
Questions are surrounding the Cowboys’ group of defensive backs this season. Because of that, Robinson could sneak his way into a role with an impressive camp.
WR. Amari Cooper
While most players to watch in training camp have something to prove, some need monitoring. That is the case for wide receiver Amari Cooper.
After suffering an ankle injury in Week 17 last season, it has become a lingering issue. He underwent surgery for the ankle, but it held him out of the last couple of days of minicamp, and finds himself on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp.
After an injury-plagued 2020 season, this is not a good start to the season. Losing Cooper means the Cowboys will have to make up for 92 receptions for 1,114 yards and five touchdowns from last season.
The four-time Pro Bowler will likely eclipse 1,000+ receiving yards for the fifth time in his six-year career. That is if injuries don’t cost him games or throw off his mojo. The fewer snaps Cooper has in training camp, the worse the ankle could be, the more concerned we should be.