Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp: 3 rookies who must show out

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The Dallas Cowboys rookie minicamp is underway and even though the pads aren’t on and contact isn’t real, some stakes are still high. Rookie minicamp is a time for rookies and other unproven players to get comfortable within Dallas’ system.

It’s also a time for them to set the bar on their expectations.

Here are three big things we’re looking for in the Dallas Cowboys 2023 rookie minicamp

Every year players flash. While the no contact thing is tough for trench players to shine, explosion off the snap is still something to look for. Skill players have a much easier time standing out in minicamp because they get to show their athleticism and ball skills in a more open field environment.

DeMarvion Overshown’s usage and explosion

Overshown drew both praise and criticism when he was picked in the third round of the 2023 draft. On one hand, he was a former UT player who had off the charts traits both on and off the field.

On the other hand, he struggled living up to expectations most of his career and seems to be a great athlete without and obvious position. He went through numerous coaching/scheme changes at Texas which likely didn’t do him any favors in his development.

It was likely he’d need stability and a defined role to focus on with the Dallas Cowboys for him to shed those draft day concerns. How the Dallas Cowboys use him in camp could be telling.

Where will Overshown line up? How often will he be in coverage? How does he look in coverage? Will he take reps on the line of scrimmage?

Inquiring minds want to know.