LA Rams: Unpacking what we learned via joint practice with Cowboys

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Mute if you wish. Audio will be pointed out

The coverage we share here is all 2 plus hours of the session. But before we go further, let’s explain some of the limits to this joint practice session. This was no contact by any player with the quarterback. Despite this, the Dallas Cowboys did not try any appearance of their starting quarterback Dak Prescott.

While this was a joint practice, it was indeed a practice. The event followed scripted plays. There was no exchange of possessions, that is, special teams did not kick off after a score.  Also, this session was held immediately following the Hall of Fame game that was held between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers, a game where the Steelers won convincingly, 16-3.

If you were hoping for any type of balanced coverage, or new information about the LA Rams in this coverage via the commentary of the crew, sorry to say that never really developed. In fact, the entire first 50 or so minutes of this video are ripe for mute. We’ve gone over the video several times, and there is not a lot you can get from the audio portion of the video. Well, on second thought, handle the audio as you see fit. But beware, this is a Cowboys telecast.

Joint practices are a bit disjointed. It’s more about specific individual performances, while the event was staged on two separate fields. That forced a split-screen, while the persons filled the audio over Cowboys trivia that had nothing to do with the play on either football field. Okay, enough critiquing about the play of the crew. Now let’s cover the play of the Rams