Tight end Gavin Escobar had some difficulties blocking and catching on Monday. Escobar failed to hold the block of defensive end Toby Jackson and allowed a sack. Bruce Carter pushed past Escobar and got a tackle on a DeMarco Murray run. Escobar also couldn't hold onto a pass while covered by a defender tightly.
Jason Hatcher continues to have a strong camp, he picked up two sacks and had numerous pressures on Tony Romo. Hatcher is doing a nice job with a swim move that allows him to slip pass blockers in the gap.
A rare sight on Monday: Dropped passes from James Hanna and Bryant.
Orlando Scandrick had great coverage on Bryant but somehow Romo's throw got through for a score in an one-on-one drill.
Anthony Armstrong caught a deep ball from Nick Stephens between two defenders. Safety Jeff Heath stood there watching the ball and reacted late to the play. Armstrong jumped between the two defenders to make the catch. After Armstrong caught the pass he did a back bump with Bryant.
Romo connected on a deep pass to Bryant but corner Xavier Brewer didn't turn his head to see the ball. Bryant turned his head to see the pass and moved in front of Brewer to make the reception.
Romo has gotten good line play the last two days of practices especially up the middle with Travis Frederick, Ronald Leary and Bernadeau. When the pocket does break down, Romo is able to quickly move out of harm's way and get rid of passes. We've noticed he's not trying to force as many throws like in years past. With Jason Witten covered in a red zone drill, Romo threw the pass away instead of trying to make something work. If Romo does take a risk, it's to Bryant.
Miles Austin fielded some punts. With B.W. Webb's muff on the punt return in the Oakland game, Cole Beasley's injury and Joseph Randle's inexperience at that position, the Cowboys might give Austin some opportunities as a returner.
Darrion Weems (sore chest) attended practice Monday holding his helmet but didn't participate.
In an interesting sight, Jay Ratliff was talking to Jerry Jones during practice. The two got into a verbal confrontation last season. Jones said it was like getting into it with your son. Ratliff hasn't commented on the incident.