5 interesting developments from Cowboys training camp: Pair of D-linemen among top stories so far – John Owning, Dallas Morning News

A recap of some of the interesting storylines that have come out of Cowboys camp so far in 2020.

Darian Thompson outperforming Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The most interesting development from Sunday’s practice was that the Cowboys have a real competition between Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Darian Thompson for the starting safety spot opposite Xavier Woods, and the leader in the clubhouse probably isn’t who you expect.

Shortly after practice ended, Gehlken revealed that Thompson has outperformed Clinton-Dix throughout camp and Watkins tweeted that Thompson is getting the reps next to Woods on the first-team defense. This is a huge surprise considering the Cowboys signed Clinton-Dix to ostensibly start next to Woods. It’s not like they just plugged Clinton-Dix into the starting lineup without film to back it up. Clinton-Dix was a solid starter for the Chicago Bears last season while Thompson couldn’t even beat out Jeff Heath for a starting gig.



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