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    Cowboys Mini-Camp: Day 3 Takeaways

    The Dallas Cowboys closed a long chapter of their rich history yesterday when the 2016 mini camp came to a close, ending the team's run at the Valley Ranch facility. Here are my final thoughts on what we saw...

    The next time we will see the Cowboys on the practice field will be for in , California. By that time, the preparation for the will be in full force, and the position battles across the field will be heated.

    For now, the Cowboys have concluded mini camp, with DallasCowboys.com once again bringing us a glimpse of Thursday's historic practice. Here are my on what fans were able to see.

    As always, you can watch the film while checking out my analysis, by clicking here for “MiniCamp LIVE”.

    Winning, and Losing, the Line of Scrimmage

    Cowboys' is all about improving his football team through competition. If this is going to be the case for 2016, the current is going to show some – hopefully sooner rather than later.

    The best unit on the team by far, the did a terrific job throughout this entire camp of keeping , , and untouched. I honestly can't remember seeing a snap that made me write a note about a defensive linemen showing something worth noting in terms of beating his man and making an impact.

    While this is great for and the rest of the offensive coaches to be able to evaluate the entire cast of new and important faces for this , the throws are only going to become more difficult against true competition.

    By working against the best offensive line in football for the rest of the summer, 's defensive line will be looking to prove a lot in Oxnard once and get back on the field.

    Short Shots

    Sticking with this theme of the offense imposing their will against a that generated little pressure, the collective throws from the Cowboys' quarterbacks continue to come underneath.

    While the playbook will undoubtedly open up more as we march towards competitive football, there is something to be said about allowing opposing defensive fronts virtually no chance to rush the passer, by getting the ball quickly into the hands of , , , , and .

    and Ed Eagan were also given chances to make plays at the WR position, and did so with some consistency.

    More from Morris

    There is no doubt that understand the opportunity in front of him following 's . Not only can he bring the same veteran locker room presence that was valued from McFadden, but Morris has looked great running zone plays throughout practice.

    As a north-and-south runner, Morris has shown a burst that he has lacked over the past few seasons. Although his role with the offense is still relatively unknown, the fact is that he will have one when the step onto the field to open the against the Rams – and more than likely continue to contribute when it matters against the Giants to open the season.

    I really hope you have enjoyed reading my thoughts on the Cowboys' 2016 mini camp. As we now turn our attention towards training camp, catch up on all of my mini camp notes by clicking here for part 1, and right here for yesterday's thoughts. 

    Comment away with your thoughts, and feel free to email me at sean.martin@insidethestar.com at anytime with further comments and suggestions! 

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    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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    George Johnson

    Sean Martin: Thanks. Good information.