FRISCO – Dan Quinn must be the only one in the NFL who wears a helmet to train his players, as he did on Wednesday’s first day of preparation to face the New England Patriots on Sunday.
The Cowboys defensive coordinator again showed that he likes to network and set an example for his players in any situation.
Already during a training of the Organized Activities by the Team, last spring, he lined up as a nose guard to complete the defensive line in training; obvious without contact, or tackling …
“Today was his first time,” rookie linebacker Micah Parsons said. “He usually wears gloves, sleeves, or dummies. That tells you what kind of a coach he is. He wants to give you the best possible look, no matter what.”
TREVON DIGGS, AMONG THE INJURED
Three Cowboys players did not practice Wednesday, including cornerback Trevon Diggs, on the first formal day of preparation for the game against the Patriots.
According to the official report, Diggs (ankle) and safety Demontae Kazee (ribs) are the two players who faced the Giants who did not train, while Dorance Armstrong (ankle) has been out the last four weeks.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott and defensive end Randy Gregory were limited by rib and knee discomfort, respectively.
Safety Donovan Wilson trained limited after missing the previous four games with a groin injury.
Much like the Patriots, there are nine players listed as “limited” in Wednesday’s practice, plus running back Demian Harris (ribs) and guard Shaq Mason (abs) who did not practice.
JOSEPH AND MCKEON LEAVE THE INJURED LIST
The Cowboys removed rookie cornerback Kelvin Joseph, a second-round draft pick, and tight end Sean McKeon from the injury list.
Both have spent the first five games of the season on that list with groin and knee injuries between Joseph and McKeon, respectively.
However, they are unlikely to be active for the game against the Patriots, agreed coach Mike McCarthy and team vice president Stephen Jones.
With information from DallasCowboys.com