Jalen Tolbert, WR (DAL)

Team shows confidence in rookie

Tolbert remains in line to open the season as a starting receiver for the Cowboys, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The third-round rookie out of South Alabama already appeared to be one of the favorites for a Week 1 starting spot opposite CeeDee Lamb heading into training camp, but James Washington's foot injury removes Tolbert's top competition from the equation. Team owner Jerry Jones also indicated in the wake of Washington's injury that the team wouldn't rush out and sign a veteran wideout to replace him, although the Cowboys could change direction after seeing how depth wideout options like Noah Brown and undrafted rookie Dennis Houston look in the preseason. Eventually, Washington and Michael Gallup (knee) will both be back in the mix, so Tolbert will need to have a quick start to the season to maintain his snaps and targets.

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Micah Parsons

Micah Parsons

LB | DAL

Shines in joint practice

Parsons routinely got the better of Broncos starting right tackle Calvin Anderson during joint practice between Dallas and Denver on Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Jake Ferguson

TE | DAL

Back at practice

Ferguson returned to practice Monday after picking up a hamstring issue last Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup

WR | DAL

Working on agility

Gallup (knee) was spotted running and cutting on the side at Monday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

RB | DAL

Likely won't play in preseason

Elliott isn't expected to suit up for any of the Cowboys' preseason games, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. "This is my seventh year (in the NFL). I've seen a lot of football. I don't think I need a preseason game, especially with the joint practices (with the Broncos and Chargers)," Elliott said this week.

CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb

WR | DAL

Headed for increased volume

Lamb is the clear top option at wide receiver for the Cowboys this season, and quarterback Dak Prescott indicated Thursday he intends to look for the third-year player every chance he gets, Nick Eatman of the team's official website reports.

Tony Pollard

Tony Pollard

RB | DAL

Might get real look as receiver

Pollard could be used as more than just a receiving option out of the backfield, Patrik Walker of the Cowboys' official website reports. "He's not going to run just the RB route tree. He can go vertically and put defenders in tough spots as to how they wanna cover him," offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said Wednesday.

Noah Brown

Noah Brown

WR | DAL

No competition incoming

Brown will get an opportunity in training camp to prove the Cowboys don't need to bring in veteran help at wide receiver, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.