OTAs are mostly just fun for football junkies, and if you are reading this, there is a good chance that description applies to you – like it does to me. We watch social media for every shred of information about what the Dallas Cowboys are doing as they get in the only practices they will have before the long drought leading up to training camp. Some things were pretty predictable coming in, such as the nervous watching of everything Jaylon Smith does, and the flair rookie Ryan Switzer has already demonstrated.
But there are a lot of other things that may develop. Here are a few suggestions for some stories that would be fun to see.
A new battle for the backup quarterback job.
Last year, a lot of us were eager to see Dak Prescott challenge Kellen Moore for the QB2 job. Well, that panned out a wee bit differently than we all imagined. None of us are complaining, but once again, the Cowboys seem to be moving forward with the intent of Moore as the backup to the starter.
This year, there is a possible new challenger in town, UDFA Cooper Rush. From scouting reports, he seems to have a very similar skill set to Moore’s, but in a bigger, more NFL sized package (6’ 3”, as compared to Moore’s 6’ 0”).
And there have already been a couple of good moments that may be catching the eyes of the coaching staff, as reported by Bryan Broaddus in his article on day 2 of OTAs.