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August 18, 2011

Witten says these are 'dream moments' for Cowboys' new receivers

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said plenty of opportunities remain for the offense’s new players to shine. For the young receivers, especially, this is a good time to practice their best, he said.

 “Some receivers have had to step up,” he said after practice Thursday with the Chargers. “The guys are tired, but they have to understand, they’ve got a great opportunity in front of them right now, to run with the first group. Being an undrafted free agent, you dream for those moments. You’ve got to take advantage of it.”

Witten said the Cowboys offense has made improvements in training camp, mainly in communication, mainly because it is facing new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s scheme.

“Going against our defense every day makes you a lot better because you can’t take a play off,” he said. “They come from all different angles. You have to be on it, communicate it – those things good teams do. Open your mouth and talk. You can’t just line up and say I’m going to take care of my guy. “There’s been some urgency there.”

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