DALLAS Teams

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford are in full pads for the first time in training camp, having been activated from the physically unable to perform list. They are going through individual drills but will not take part in any team action. Jason Garrett said both players are ahead of schedule in their rehab from shoulder surgery (Lawrence) and a hip issue (Crawford). Both players are expected to play in the regular-season opener against the New York Giants. “We'll see how it goes and hopefully continue to ramp them up as we get ready for the season.” Garrett said.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott's holdout is at 25 days and counting and on the field the Cowboys continue to go about their business with their first practice at The Star. But how much time does a guy like Elliott, who did not have a preseason carry a year ago, need to get up to speed? “I just think it's important for pro football players to be around pro football players,” coach Jason Garrett said. “I believe that. In the offseason a lot of guys will work out on their own, (but) there's no better environment than competing every day with guys who are at your same level who play pro football. And whether that's in the weight room, wind sprints, doing actual football stuff, that's the best environment to get better. And we all know that. That's why we value the offseason so much, that's why we value training camp so much, the preseason and all of that. That's what helps you prepare your best for the regular season. Again, for a lot of different reasons, whether it's injury or business, sometimes that can't be the case so you try to create the right environment for that individual or for other individuals to get your team ready to go.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are planning to activate defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday, according to a source. They will work through individual drills in their first steps on the field before going through full practices. Lawrence had shoulder surgery not long after signing a five-year, $101 million contract in April. Crawford has been working his way through a hip issue that kept him out of the offseason program. Safety Byron Jones (hip) and receiver Noah Brown (knee) remain on PUP.

Stephen A.: Jerry Jones doesn't owe Zeke an apology (0:56)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

As the Astros debuted safety netting extensions Mon., the Braves announced plans via Twitter to extend netting by the end of Sept. Since a toddler's May 29 head injuries at Houston on a foul liner, 3 teams — the Astros, Chisox & Nationals — have installed new netting, and 7 — the Blue Jays, Braves, Dodgers, Orioles, Pirates, Rangers & Royals — have publicly committed to it, totaling 1/3 of MLB's 30 teams.

Pujols belts 652nd homer (0:22)
Rangers rally to walk off in 12 (0:37)
Stephen A.: Jerry Jones is trying to agitate Zeke (1:45)

BBTN: Acuna's Effort, Sale's Injury, Cap Talk

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Brian Snitker's decision to pull Ronald Acuna Jr., the severity of Chris Sale's elbow injury and the Yankees' ongoing feud with umpires (14:36). Plus, a quick interview with Anthony Rizzo (35:00) and "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (38:02).

Cedric Benson dies at 36 (2:49)
Polanco's triple plates three (0:32)