The dog days of the NFL calendar are over. With training camps underway and ramping up, there's a lot of news to keep track of. We'll recap everything you need to know in a special daily camp edition of What We Learned.
Not a good day for ...
- The Cowboys' defensive line already has serious problems. Top backup Tyrone Crawford is out for the season, and we learned Tuesday that defensive end Anthony Spencerwill miss the next two to four weeks after knee surgery. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is sidelined after suffering an injury on a conditioning test.
Yes, it's only July. But it's not a great sign when two guys on an aging, overpaid group are hurt taking a conditioning test. (That's how Spencer got hurt, too.) The transition to coordinator Monte Kiffin's defense already was going to be difficult, and this only will make it tougher.
Favorite Michael Vick quote of the day
"Four pounds, four pounds of pure muscle," he said about his new physique. "So, it's a credit to myself."
A good day for ...
"If that player is your best player, then I think it's probably a good thing to have him in the game and give him the ball," Turner said. "So I would hope Trent would have that many carries."
Richardson has to prove he can stay healthy during the season, but those are nice words to hear.
"Inside Training Camp" kicks off at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday on NFL Network. Nine straight hours of live training-camp practices. It's almost hard to believe that's really happening. Giddy up.