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Mike McCarthy on Cowboys Camp: I like where we are so far

is a step in the process of getting ready for the NFL season. In 2021, the Cowboys went to with several questions, primarily on , about where this team is heading. With the and a joint practice with the in the books, took stock of where this team is with just a couple of practices left in California.

Speaking with the media, McCarthy mentioned that he liked where the team is and that they're making progress.

They're still a work in progress, but there's a lot to like so far.

The young guys have looked like they belong in the NFL. has stolen the headlines, but and have been effective in their transition to the NFL.

If there's one concern, it's with the health of several key players, including . Prescott has yet to resume throwing, though he's still within the typical one to three week timeline for a shoulder strain. However, it would be nice to see him get some work in before the start of the . According to McCarthy, he's progressing, but his timeline back to action is still unknown.

and , who figure to be a big part of the rotation, are each sporting lower leg . Though those injuries aren't expected to keep them out long, they're setbacks.

This team looks to be heading in the right direction. They're making plays on defense, and the has looked sharp at times, even despite Prescott's absence. When Prescott gets back on the field, this offense will be as explosive as expected.

Injuries happen every training camp, but the Cowboys have a small margin for error, especially on defense. They can't afford to lose any of the valuable pieces to their defense the rest of training camp. For the to get where they want to go, keeping healthy will be key.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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