Passing drill shows Chuck Conerly spinning away from defense men slowed down by quilted canvas aprons.
Taping ankles of all the squad members helps prevent injuries. Trainer Johnson (left) also tapes Tackle Rosey Brown's hand.
Calling cadence from heavily padded, steel-springed sled, Line Coach Ed Kolman braces his 240 pounds as two linemen strike out from four-point stance (upper left). A simultaneous strike will rock the sled straight up (left and above).
Brain trust in session includes (from left) Conerly, Head Coach Jim Lee Howell, Lombardi and Defense Coach Tom Landry.
Downfield blocking is simulated by linemen charging three 50-pound dummy bags, taking each in quick succession. In drill at left, lineman executes cut-off block. Right, Tackle Brown is caught hitting bag too high.
One-on-one drill is offensive reaction test for ball carrier. As offensive lineman strikes out on signal, ball carrier takes handoff, must decide in split second which is the clear side and get through defense without being tackled (right).
Dummy drill accouterments include apron (left), the linebacker's shield (center) worn on arm to absorb shock and the heavy bag.
Climaxing drills, Coach Howell calls, "From now on, full speed all the way—everything goes!" which signals start of scrimmage under game conditions (above). At 4:40 practice is over, a squad of rookies (below) wearily lugs gear to shelter and team calls it a day.