Jun 17, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talks with cornerback Terrance Mitchell (30) during minicamp at Cowboys headquarters at Valley Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys Secondary Receives a Lift

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As many wait for Brandon Carr to bounce back after a terrible 2014 season, and even more fans wait to see if Morris Claiborne can prove himself worthy of his draft status a lift on Tuesday’s OTAs came from an unlikely source a little further down the depth chart.

The Dallas Cowboys’ seventh round pick Terrance Mitchell made his first appearance in practice. The Oregon school year, which has a quarter system rather than the traditional semester system, finally concluded meaning their players were now free to join their respective teams. With school concluded Mitchell was able to finally join his new team on the field.

“He’s a little bit behind because of the time he’s missed,” said Garrett. But he jumps right back in there and competes. He’s done some good things.”

dallascowboys.com scout Bryan Broaddus concurred, citing one play in particular.

“Devin Street tried to take [Terrance Mitchell] up the field on a fade,” explained Broaddus. “But Mitchell was able to jam him on the line which threw off the timing of the route.”

Although extremely premature celebration, this is still good news to Cowboy’s fans who endured a painful 2013 season in which every cornerback not named Orlando, epically underperformed. Mitchell is not expected to compete for a top 3 CB spot but could round out the depth and be a factor in dime coverage.

 

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