The Dallas Cowboys 3 Day Rookie Minicamp began today at Valley Ranch. Garrett talked about the rookies and the process at his press conference. Garrett made his message as plain to the reporters as he undoubtedly does with the mass of Cowboys hopefuls who gathered today at Valley Ranch trying to gain a star for their helmets. “It really doesn’t matter where you come from. It matters what you do now.”
“It really doesn’t matter where you come from. It matters what you do now” – Jason Garrett
Coach Garrett is referring to the well known Cowboys stance that they will play anyone, regardless of their NFL pedigree. When your starting QB is himself a UDFA it gives you street cred with the masses and Dallas has been bringing in a huge group of undrafted free agents for decades. 2015 is no different.
Subjects Garrett covered in the presser included the large contingent of wide receivers the Cowboys signed after the draft and the process the Cowboys have already embarked on finding replacements for the many task Dwayne Harris used to perform. Garrett went on to compliment the scouting department mentioning USC WR George Farmer as an example of the types of players the Cowboys have been tracking since high school and have now brought into the fold.
Primarily the rookies are here to learn how to practice at the NFL level. Rookie pass rusher Randy Gregory quickly found out the difference as he was escorted off the field by trainers after approximately forty minutes due to heat exhaustion. The video of two trainers having to hold him up as he meandered off the field showed a player that had given it his all. Garrett put it best – “Everyone of them has a long way to go. There’s no doubt in my mind about that.”
“Everyone of them has a long way to go. There’s no doubt in my mind about that.” – Jason Garrett
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