OXNARD, Calif. – Kathy Robinson Carr, the mother of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr passed away Wednesday morning after a bout with cancer. Carr has been with his family in Flint, Michigan, since training camp began. Coach Jason Garrett said Carr could rejoin the team in a few days, but the Cowboys will be as patient as needed while Carr deals with his grief. “She apparently is a very, very strong lady because she’s been fighting that for at least a couple of years and Brandon has done a great job being supportive of her and his family and still focusing on what he needs to focus on,” Garrett said.
OXNARD, Calif. - Three thoughts on Day 8 of Dallas Cowboys’ training camp: There should be no doubt that Josh Brent is returning to the Cowboys. Every time owner Jerry Jones is asks, he talks around it, but refuses to deny it. The more important questions are whether NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend him. Brent spent six months in jail after being convicted of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter, which resulted in the death of practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown.
OXNARD, Calif. -- Left guard Ronald Leary was taken off the physically unable to perform list Thursday morning and could be a full participant in practice as soon as Saturday. Leary went through the morning walkthrough, working with the second-team offense, and will take part in individual drills during the Thursday afternoon practice. Head coach Jason Garrett said Leary, who strained his hamstring during the player-organized conditioning run before training camp, would then be evaluated to determine whether he is ready to do team drills after the off day.
OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence set high expectations for himself when he said he wanted to get 10 sacks as a rookie. With Lawrence needing surgery to repair a broken foot, those expectations should be lowered. It is possible Lawrence will miss three to six regular-season games as he recovers from the surgery. Lawrence took part in three padded practices in training camp. Although he performed well and was on track to possibly become the opening day starter, his development will stop as he goes through rehab.