It has only been three unpadded practices in Oxnard for the Dallas Cowboys, but that is enough to start forming some thoughts on this year’s edition of America’s Team, premature as they may be.
The best thing so far
Look at the picture heading this article. Depending on what device you are using to read this, you can see Tyron Smith, La’el Collins, and Zack Martin all in uniform. That trio has also been walking out together at the start of practice. With Dak Prescott throwing to just about every available target on the field, Ezekiel Elliott looking ready to run over people, Randy Gregory turning into a monster, and rookies like Micah Parsons, Kelvin Joseph, and Nahshon Wright making plays, the big guys on the offensive line once again get overlooked. It does make some sense, since we really can’t get a true read on them until those pads are donned on Wednesday, but I nominate having all the projected starters healthy as the most important thing to happen. If they stay that way, it is the most important key to the success of this offense, and probably the overall record of the team this year.