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Prescott shows more promise, Cowboys defensive line improving

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) floats one to running back Darius Jackson (34) during Wednesday’s practice.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) floats one to running back Darius Jackson (34) during Wednesday’s practice. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

1 Dak Prescott had another solid day, completing 8-of-13 passing in team drills. He actually had only one poor throw, as he spiked the ball three times and had an incompletion when running back Darius Jackson let the ball slip through his fingers. Afterward, Prescott said he feels like he is making quicker decisions as camp progresses.

2 Terrance Williams flashed his speed during practice in taking a bubble screen in for a touchdown. Williams let the play develop nicely, getting downfield blocks by Tyron Smith and La’el Collins.

3 The defensive line is showing more and more promise. DeMarcus Lawrence beat Tyron Smith on what would have been a sack during team drills, and David Irving also got pressure up the middle on a play that likely would have resulted in a Romo sack. On the second team, Ryan Russell appeared to have a would-be sack as the pocket collapsed on Prescott.

4 A scary collision happened when receiver Terrance Williams hit linebacker Anthony Hitchens during team drills. Hitchens went down for a few minutes before walking off under his own power. Hitchens managed to return to practice, a good sign for the linebacker-depleted Cowboys.

5 Michael Irvin remains a beloved figure for Cowboys fans and received as much attention as anyone at practice Wednesday. Irvin made it a point to praise owner Jerry Jones, who is a favorite to be one of two finalists announced for the Hall of Fame next week. Said Irvin: “Don’t underestimate what Jerry has meant to this league. Don’t underestimate what Jerry has meant to this league financially. He’s done some incredible things. He’s thought outside of the box and had brought outside the box money to this league and everybody has prospered. You can say a lot of things, but you cannot say he was not good for this league.”

Quote of the day

“One of the things that when you research him a little bit that’s amazing that I shared with the team, he has this great record as a pro, this great Olympic career, he had [240] career amateur fights. Can you imagine that? [240] amateur fights and I think he lost [six] of them, so we walk around with these sweatshirts that say, ‘Fight’ on them and these T-shirts that say, ‘Fight’ on them, you talk about a guy who has been fighting his whole life and really an inspiration to the guys and they really enjoyed having him around.” Jason Garrett on Oscar De La Hoya visiting camp Tuesday

Injury report

QB Kellen Moore: Fractured lower leg, out 3-4 months

LB Andrew Gachkar: Thumb, TBD

DT Maliek Collins: Foot, PUP

RB Lance Dunbar: Knee, PUP

TE James Hanna: Knee, PUP

DE Benson Mayowa: Knee, PUP

RB Darren McFadden: Elbow, non-football injury list (NFI)

LB Jaylon Smith: Knee, NFI

LB Damien Wilson: Eye, NFI

DE Lawrence Okoye: Hamstring, day-to-day

31 Days until the season opener against the New York Giants, Sept. 11 at 3:25 p.m. on KDFW/4

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