Day three of Cowboys training kicks off today and as I did, I'm sure you tuned in to hear from different players after camp concluded each day.
As I was checking in to see how things have been going, I noticed something that I liked the first day Wednesday. Dan Quinn being hands-on with his most important players up close and personal.
The two videos below show Quinn working with the three players who pose as the best pass rushers on the team. Micah Parsons will float everywhere, but the first day he was seen blitzing a fair amount and had a few “hits” on Dak Prescott. The other two, DeMarcus Lawrence and Dorance Armstrong, I have high hopes for next season.
I can't speak for other fans, but for myself, seeing Quinn get that one-on-one time with arguably his three most units on defense during the first day is awesome to see.
Dan Quinn taking some one-on-one time with some of the top edge rushers. D-Law, Micah, and Dorance all getting after it. #CowboysCamp pic.twitter.com/Ct2jynjwUW
This type of stuff helps build player development. Quinn isn't just sending them off to do a drill and have an assistant watch or checking on them now and again. Although no video showed it, From the looks of it, he spent time with the defensive backs. Trevon Diggs said the Cowboys are “special to have him.” He is the key to the success of the Cowboys next season.
Trevon Diggs on Cowboys DC Dan Quinn: "He just has exotic calls that put people in position to make a lot of plays and that's great. Knowing the type of guys he has and how they play, and catering to our abilities. Him being a mastermind on defense.
"It's special to have him."
We will continue to see growth from other players throughout training camp, but Quinn addressing this group on day one is great. I also enjoy how Parsons continues to work on the crafts of his game. He knows he will be moving all over the place next season, and on day one, he is getting his hand on the ground and putting in work to be great. I will follow this group very closely over the next handful of weeks.