Dallas Cowboys: Top-5 training camp battles of 2021

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Dallas Cowboys training camp battle No. 4

Tight end

The second most interesting battle to watch is tight end. Now tight end may not have that extreme risk/reward variance that the other positions offer, but it should be just as competitive and entertaining to witness.

The high end talent here is in the incomparable Blake Jarwin. Jarwin is best play-maker of the bunch and brings a ton of big play ability as a pass-catcher. His competition is last year’s default starter, Dalton Schultz. Schultz is the superior blocker and brings stability to unit.

Things get crazy based on Jarwin’s health. If healthy, he’ll be a clear starter but after sitting out mini-camp, we can’t be sure of that. At the very least we have Schultz to fall back on, and while he’s a below average starter, he’s plenty serviceable and nothing to worry about.

Dallas Cowboys training camp battle No. 3


The Dallas Cowboys D-line could go a ba-zillion different ways. We know DeMarcus Lawrence, Randy Gregory, and Brent Urban all figure to start, but who’s the fourth?

Neville Gallimore, Trysten Hill, and Osa Odighizuwa are all competing for that last starting spot, and given their inexperience, anything could happen. We just spoke yesterday about how rookies rarely help or hurt NFL teams and it’s usually second year guys who really make the big difference. That bodes well for Gallimore.

But it doesn’t end there.

The Dallas Cowboys don’t just plug in starters and leave them in – they rotate them to keep them fresh. There’s a number of players who will be fighting for the rotation this year. Dorance Armstrong will have to fend off Bradlee Anae. Chauncey Golston will be fighting for a spot on the end as well.

Dallas also likes to reduce their ends inside at DT. Who will do best here and how often can we expect it to happen. More questions we hope to answer…