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Cowboy Country - Rapid Reaction: Blue & White scrimmage

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Rapid Reaction: Blue & White scrimmage
The Dallas Cowboys had their Blue & White Scrimmage today, in Oxnard, California. The fans were in attendance, and the Cowboys did not disappoint, hosting various drills, and getting the team together to prepare for the 2013 season.
 
Here are a few takeaways on the scrimmage,and what to look for this preseason. The first game of the season will be next Sunday at 7pm CST against the Miami Dolphins at Fawcett Stadium, in the Hall of Fame game:

- Rookie center Travis Frederick is not the fastest, or the strongest offensive lineman. He is getting the snaps that he needs, and you can see the improvements. Should become the anchor on the O-line. Shows flashes.

- Rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams is the real deal. He knows where he is at at all times on the field. Runs perfect routes on the field. Did nothing but create space for other receivers.

-  As a unit, the Dallas Cowboys TE group is easily the best in the organization’s history. The will be the shining stars of camp. Rookie TE Gavin Escobar has a slight edge over James Hanna, primarily because he is proving that he can block. All of them, including new addition Dante Rosario can catch the ball. Who will make the cut?

- Cowboys’ rookie J.J. Wilcox is the team’s personnel protector for punts. Nothing like a young guy stepping up, in his first year for a major role. Remember the name.

- Along with J.J. Wilcox, cornerbacks Morris Clairborne, and Brandon Carr have also joined the special teams side of the ball. That is only a testament of the type of coach that new Special Teams coach Rich Bisaccia With Chris Jones back at punter, and a great kicker in Dan Bailey, expect Special Teams to be the difference in 2013.

- The running back group is showing glimpses of greatness; Dunbar will be the backup to Demarco Murray, and rookie Joseph Randle is showing that he can make plays. It will be good to see the effect that Gary Brown has on these guys.

- This is one of the best linebacker corps that the Dallas Cowboys has had in a long time.  Sean Lee is a blanket in the Tampa 2 defense, and is a prototype linebacker for the defense.

- Defensive End Ben Bass is making a strong case for joining the final 53. He has demonstrated his ability to play physical, and has had a good camp so far. Has competed well against the first team offense.

- Rookie cornerback B.W. Webb is going to make plays at the slot. He is a very smart corner, and will jam at the line. He knows his ability, and is not afraid to jump a route. Had a pick six in the scrimmage.

- All questions about if Demarcus Ware's conversion back to defensive end should be silenced. It looks like Ware has only improved with Rod Marinelli as his Defensive Line coach.


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