Cowboys training camp 2022: TJ Vasher delivers eye-popping grab, says he often ‘works on them’

OXNARD, Calif. — The battle for the Dallas Cowboys’ most important positions of need is heating up, and in a big, big way. Entering 2022 training camp, the wide receiver unit was built with question marks — after the trade of four-time Pro Bowl receiver Amari Cooper, the loss of Cedric Wilson in free agency and the fact that Michael Gallup Said himself to pencil it in for the week. 1 (as he is still working his way back from a torn ACL in 2021) “Not reasonable.” That leaves room for players like TJ Vasher to show the team what they’ve got.

Visher did exactly that on Friday, to say the least, in the Cowboys’ third practice of camp. In a two-minute drill with Will Grier at quarterback, Washer and former second-round pick Calvin Joseph hit several targets, with Joseph getting the best of the young receiver on his first two attempts, resulting in a pass breakup. You made a mistake. pass

But on third down, Grier lofted a dime into the back corner of the end zone that Washer reached up to catch with one hand before reeling it into his body and down to the ground and maintaining possession the rest of the game — All while staying inside.

Touchdown.

“I work on these things: attacking the ball,” Washer told the media after practice. “At my size, it’s something I need to be good at, but it’s also second nature.”

A former star receiver at Texas Tech, Washer is no stranger to making plays, especially ones like the one above. However, it wasn’t enough to see him drafted by the Cowboys in 2021. But, as noted, clear lanes have opened up for young guys like Washer, Jalen Tolbert, veteran receiver James Washington and even newly signed return ace KaVontae Turpin to potentially catch some reps. , it’s a battle royale behind CeeDee Lamb and, when he returns, Gallup.

When asked if they were looking for ways to improve the lamb’s brain, the answer was yes.

“I’m a big guy? CeeDee is badass, and I try to incorporate some of her game into mine,” Washer said.

Asked about Joseph’s “mousing” of Washer, after making a similar catch himself last training camp, Lamb smiled broadly and had only one word to describe it.

“Exceptional.”