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Six players who have impressed Jerry Jones at Cowboys training camp

Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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OXNARD, Calif. -- As the Dallas Cowboys prepare to travel to Hawaii for Saturday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams, owner Jerry Jones reflects on the last three weeks and what's ahead, including some of the players who have impressed him the most.

"When (Rams owner) Stan Kroenke and I first started talking about this (game in Hawaii), we were hoping that we could have some more time there, maybe some practices against each other. That didn't work out," Jones said. "But it's great to go over there with a real enthusiastic state of NFL fans. You really have a lot of Cowboys fans over there. We have a lot of communication with our fans in Hawaii. We have great players from that area that come to mind, but still, it will be fun for us.

"What is kind of sad is to be breaking camp. But we've got a group anxious to see us back in Dallas and we're going to have some of this training camp at The Star and that's going to be good for a lot more of our fans."

Here are six Cowboys players Jones mentioned specifically:

DE DORANCE ARMSTRONG

A fourth-round pick in 2018, Armstrong took a huge step through the first two weeks of camp before leveling off a little. He is holding down the starting spot at left end until DeMarcus Lawrence returns from injury.

 

Jones' comment: "I've liked Armstrong. The trick is, as a young player, is to get as much out of every day, every rep that you can. He's really impressed me."

DT TRYSTEN HILL

The rookie second-round pick started camp slow. He was carted off with dehydration on the first day of practice. Defensive line coach Rod Marinelli said he was in the caboose and the train was leaving the station.

Hill has improved and is running with the second team, but he has yet to flash anything spectacular.

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