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First Look: Cowboys Reveal Starting Lineups At Camp Practice

First Look: Dallas Cowboys Starting Lineups Reveals At Training Camp Practice Here At The Star

FRISCO - It sounds, looks and feels ... like football.

Friday here inside The Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys used a hot Texas morning to commence with on-field work at their "stay-at-home'' training camp at team headquarters. 

"I think like everybody - players, coaches, support staff - is really looking forward to Friday for our first full practice," new Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said leading up to a day that featured some changes in some of this sounds and looks and feels ... and a first look at the planned starting lineup.

To wit, here's how Dallas lined up on Day 1 on the field: 

First-Team Defense 

DE Aldon Smith 

DT Tyrone Crawford 

DT Gerald McCoy 

DE Tank Lawrence 

LB Leighton Vander Esch 

LB Jaylon Smith

CB Anthony Brown 

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 

S Xavier Woods 

CB Chidobe Awuzie 

SLOT CB Jourdan Lewis

First-Team Offense

QB Dak Prescott

RB Ezekiel Elliott

TE Blake Jarwin

WR Amari Cooper

WR Michael Gallup

WR CeeDee Lamb

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LT Tyron Smith

LG Connor Williams

C Joe Looney

RG Zack Martin

RT Wyatt Miller 

Obviously, in a sea of change - that aforementioned "readiness'' comes as the Cowboys and the rest of the NFL (and the rest of us) fight through the COVID-19 crisis - these names aren't all set in stone.

On defense, Dontari Poe remains on PUP. And Daryl Worley and Trevon Diggs were in the mix at cornerback. On offense, La'el Collins sat out, and Connor McGovern also got some work at left guard.

The Cowboys feel secure in what they've done for players and staff inside the building, and owner Jerry Jones feels confident that the franchise can do some good during these troubling days.

"The Dallas Cowboys plan on playing all of our football games and we plan on playing them in front of our fans. ... I think it's important,'' Jones said. I think it's important individually. I think it's important for the country. The NFL can be an inspirational part of how we address COVID, not only this year but how we go into 2021."

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Cowboys players reported for COVID testing two weeks ago, and have since continued health checkups as well as doing meeting-room and weight-room work. They've also taken it upon themselves to "bubble'' themselves into the Omni Hotel, adjacent to The Star.

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This process is still about "ramping up,'' of course. Today was about a morning workout in "shells.'' (Helmets, shoulder pads and shorts.) McCarthy said the "strength and conditioning phase has gone very well,'' and as the NFL is allowing padded practices as early as Monday, Aug. 17, that will likely mark the next step forward.

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This is Day 1 in the sense of being on field, and in terms of "feeling like football,'' it marks Day 1 of a long march toward what the Cowboys hope is success.

“We want to win a championship,'' said Clinton-Dix when asked specifically about the free-agent migration to Dallas. "That’s why we’re here. We’re ready to win a championship.”

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