Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers said he will come down with a jump ball “9.9 out of 10 times.”
In practice Monday at training camp in Oxnard, Calif., the second-year pro from Baylor beat second-year safety Kavon Frazier for a pass down the middle.
Rookie defensive end Taco Charlton went against Chaz Green and got stuffed, but paid back the third-year tackle-turned-guard.
Linebacker Jaylon Smith showed that he is recovering from his knee injury with a nice stop and a sack to end practice.
Free agent cornerback Nolan Carroll was picking off passes in practice.
Carroll also got the best of quarterback Dak Prescott when he was looking for receiver Dez Bryant.
But Prescott got revenge against the defensive backs with a shot to Bryant over the top.
The 4-to-88 connection worked on their chemistry during practice.
The second-year signal caller also broke in rookie receiver Noah Brown.
Receiver Brice Butler, who is on a one-year deal with Dallas, is still competing for a higher slot on the depth chart with rookies Ryan Switzer and Brown nipping at his heels.
Tight end Jason Witten, who has been Sharpied in at TE1 for the past decade, was out there with something to prove in his 15th season.
Running back Ronnie Hillman showed why the Cowboys signed him and felt some preparedness when the NFL suspended Ezekiel Elliott.
Frazier was having a rough day at the office as tight end Geoff Swaim also beat him in one-on-one drills.
Defensive end Damontre Moore, a former Texas A&M Aggie, got the best of Dan Skipper, a former Arkansas Razorback.
The Cowboys go back to work Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time with a morning walk-through.