Inside Renegades minicamp: Day 3
ARLINGTON, Texas -- After a day off, which Dallas head coach Bob Stoops used to watch his Oklahoma Sooners win the Big XII championship game at AT&T Stadium, the Renegades were back out on the field at Arlington High School with perfect weather to greet them. The highlight of the day was receivers and defensive backs finally getting to work through one-on-one drills, a welcome bit of competition after weeks of waiting for actual football activities to start.
- Not surprisingly, receiver Jeff Badet, the first draft pick in franchise history, was one of the standouts in those passing drills. "That's what we do, come out here and compete. Everybody getting to show their talents, see what each guy can do," Badet said. "It was real fun."
- Badet also said he's learning a lot about quarterback Landry Jones as the receivers' relationship with their signal caller develops. "Landry is a guy who's going to take on leadership, take over the offense and make sure everybody is in the right spot," Badet said. "I think we're making huge progress because if I feel like we can get all 11 guys knowing what to do on the same play, we'll be very successful in this offense. The more reps, the better we can get, and having Landry lead the way — I feel very good about it."
- One key arrival before practice was newly-signed longsnapper Owen Gilbert. He worked alongside kicker Austin MacGinnis and punter Drew Galitz before the rest of the team arrived on Sunday.
It's great just finally being able to come out here and do what we all love to do: play football.