Jason Garrett heaps praise on "smart" Ezekiel Elliott and "loud" Sean Lee
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By Dave Halprin

Training camp is rolling along and our coverage rolls along as we check in with the head coach at his press conference today.

Jason Garrett took the podium on Sunday. Here’s what he had to say (all answers are paraphrases of Garrett, not direct quotes).

Shockingly the Cowboys are taking defensive tackle Maliek Collins day by day. Jason Garrett said the Cowboys are going to see if he’ll be able to practice in the next week or so, but he did acknowledge that they are optimistic about him.

When asked about Kony Ealy, who’s been disappointing so far through camp, Jason Garrett noted that he’s doing all of the right things. He said he’s getting a better feel for techniques and scheme. When pressed about whether he likes him at defensive end or tackle he simply acknowledged that they like his versatility. Go figure.

Jason Garrett heaped a lot of praise on Ezekiel Elliott’s game. He talked about how Zeke hears things once and implements them to the point of ultimate understanding, he really emphasized that Zeke is a smart player. He said that Zeke has continued to grow and mature, acknowledging that he now has more experience, and was generally very happy with the star running back. They are trying to take advantage of all he can do, good runner, good hands, can line up around the field....

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