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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-round pick Kelvin Joseph isn't worried about being a Week 1 starter after one rookie camp practice. He knows the challenges ahead he will face on the Cowboys' schedule with top receivers but Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb should help him prepare. “I feel like I'm about to go practice against some of the best receivers in the NFL, so I'm going to be ready,” he said. “And they're going to make sure I'm ready.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Before Friday, Cowboys first-round pick Micah Parsons figures the last time he hit a blocking sled was sometime before playing in the Cotton Bowl ... in 2019 since he opted last year at Penn State. “The first rep, we got the rust off,” he said. “The second rep was like, ‘I'm back now. That's how it is.' We just wiped the dust off and acted like it was brand new.” Parsons is working at middle linebacker so far but will also serve as a pass rusher in certain situations.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Nothing is finalized but Jerry Jones is confident the Cowboys will hold training camp in Oxnard, California, later this summer. “I'd say systems' on go,” Jones said, but he said there is still work to do with the city of Oxnard, the facilities at the River Ridge Residence Inn and if fans will be in attendance. “We're just working through it, but we've got a large constituency,” Jones said. “That's one of the benefits of Oxnard is the fans.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The largest financial commitments the Cowboys made to their undrafted free agents belong to Oregon defensive tackle Austin Faoliu and Iowa receiver Brandon Smith. Faoliu, who had five career sacks, received a $15,000 signing bonus and had $120,000 of his base salary guaranteed, while Smith, who had 91 receptions for 1,046 yards and nine touchdowns in his career, received $12,000 to sign with $120,000 of his base salary guaranteed.

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Kentucky lands another 5-star PG in Washington

TyTy Washington announced his commitment to Kentucky on Wednesday, giving John Calipari his 12th five-star point guard recruit since taking over in Lexington in 2009. Washington chose the Wildcats over Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, LSU and Oregon.

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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Turns out Ben DiNucci is not eligible to participate in the rookie minicamp this weekend after all. He can take part in the Rookie Football Development Program that starts next week. The Cowboys are bringing in two quarterbacks on a tryout basis: Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, who has spent time with New Orleans, Seattle and Pittsburgh since 2018, and Illinois State's Brady Davis.