Cowboy Preseason Camp Notes: Day 6-PM

Running back Mike Hamilton and fullback John Johnson had improved enough by the afternoon to have limited participation in Tuesday night's practice. Hamilton has a slightly pulled hamstring and Johnson has experienced problems with leg cramps.

Defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis remains on the sidelines working on conditioning. Wide receivers Jeremy Broadway and Anthony Parks watched practice. Broadway is in a sling and out for a month after dislocating his wrist. Parks has a quad injury expected to sideline him another 10 to 11 days.

For the first time in the afternoon we saw a miss on a field goal try. The field goal unit tried a situational quick field goal (no time out, clock running down) and Bruce Redden hit from 30 yards out. Jason Ricks hit a 40-yard kick and then special teams coordinator Joe DeForest extended the kickers past 40 yards for the first time. Redden had a 45-yard attempt blocked, while Ricks missed wide right and hit the right upright on another try. The two remain dead even, according to DeForest.

The punt team worked on punting out of its own end zone and there were no blocked kicks, and punters Matt Fodge and Cole Reynolds both were solid with most of their efforts. In fact, both sailed punt back-to-back nearly 50 yards forcing the return. The punt unit moved out and continued to work primarily on perfecting their protection and getting in lanes to cover the punts.

How about this for a first job? Marcus Brown, the transfer linebacker from Air Force and originally out of Georgia, said his first job was working on a clean up crew at The Master's golf tournament.

It's in the Cowboys. Players were each given a case of Gatorade when they checked in on reporting day. That case goes in the refrigerator in their room. During practice the team goes through roughly 250 cans of Gatorade and then 130 bottles of the beverage at the end of practice. Gatorade is available at every meal and in every meeting during the day.

GoPokes Top Stories