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Cowboys' Frederick told neck OK after stingers

Cowboys Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick visited a neck and spine specialist in Los Angeles and said he was told there were no other issues after he suffered several stingers in practice over the past few days.

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Travis Frederick received good news from Dr. Robert Watkins that he is not dealing with a potentially more severe injury than the series of stingers that have bothered him the last few days. Frederick was not sure when he would return to practice. “Specifically because with stingers deal with your neck and that's something I think is a pretty important part of your body,” Frederick said. “So I just made sure I was safe for the long term.”

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Wide receiver Tavon Austin left practice early with a tight hamstring. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch left because of a slight groin strain. Neither is considered serious but the Cowboys will be cautious with soft-tissue injuries.

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First round pick Leighton Vander Esch is heading to the locker room after staying down for a bit after covering a pass to the sideljne. Unclear what was wrong but he was walking slowly.

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Travis Frederick is back from the exam he had in Los Angeles to check out a stinger issue but he is not practicing.

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According to a source, the Cowboys don't believe Travis Frederick's issue with stingers is too serious, but the trip to see specialist Dr. Robert Watkins is more about precaution than anything else.

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Travis Frederick is in Los Angeles visiting with Dr. Robert Watkins because of stingers that have cropped up during training camp. Frederick has been held out of two practices so far in camp. Jason Garrett would not get into whether Frederick could need surgery. "We just want to make sure he's squared away," Garrett said. Garrett said the team hopes to have the results soon. Joe Looney will replace Frederick with the first team.

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Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has seen a different Ezekiel Elliott in the running back's third training camp with the team. Elliott missed time as a rookie in camp with a hamstring strain and last year dealt with the ramifications of a six-game suspension. “Zeke's so tuned in. He's focused,” Linehan said. “I don't think I've ever seen him as focused as he is now.”

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Ezekiel Elliott leads the Cowboys running backs through the gauntlet during the individual portion of practice

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Safety Jeff Heath left practice early with an ankle sprain. He wanted to return but defensive backs coach Kris Richard told him to stay out. Kavon Frazier replaced Heath.

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The Cowboys have taken defensive tackle Maliek Collins off the physically unable to perform list as he works back from offseason surgery to repair a broken foot suffered in the spring. He has worked off to the side since the start of training camp on his rehab and conditioning. He will be worked slowly into practice, which is the norm for players coming back from injury.

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The Cowboys placed guard/center Marcus Martin on injured reserve because of a toe injury he suffered in the preseason opener at San Francisco. Wide receiver Marchie Murdock (ankle)was also waived/injured. The Cowboys have signed offensive lineman Jacob Alsadek and wide receiver Darren Carrington to fill their roster spots.

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DE Gregory thought he might not return to NFL

After a year away from the NFL, defensive end Randy Gregory says he is at a point to truly start a career with the Cowboys that had been held back by dependence and mental issues.

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Cowboys expect to have DE Gregory for opener

Jerry Jones, as Randy Gregory went through team drills for the first time, said the defensive end should be ready for the Cowboys' Sept. 9 opener against the Panthers.

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The Cowboys received criticism for taking Jaylon Smith in the second round of the 2016 draft knowing he would miss his rookie season and potentially never play because of a serious knee injury suffered in his final game at Notre Dame. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Sunday, “What I'm seeing right here in practice right now, what I've seen so far, what I saw in the offseason completely justified our drafting him in the second round. Completely. He's really not only got a chance to helps us on the field, he's one of our potential cornerstones in every way, leadership as well as a player.”

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For the first time in camp Randy Gregory is taking snaps in 11 on 11 drills. Working with the second team at right defensive end. He went through individual drills for the first time in Saturday.

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Ezekiel Elliott believes he will be on the same preseason plan the Cowboys have had for him in his first two seasons, playing only in the third game. He is not worried about potential injuries. “I'll probably play the first series and that's how we'll handle that,” Elliott said. “I mean it's football. There's going to be injuries every time you strap up and go out there between those white lines there's going to be risk. You're going to get hurt.”

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