here is some notes from dallas mini-camp : http://www.dallascowboys.com/news.cfm?id=AC1E9BC8-BCF5-DE7B- 5A081CAF2F0D987A IRVING, Texas - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones probably didn't know where to devote his attention in Friday's opening rookie mini-camp practice. The Valley Ranch fields were littered with some 27 draft picks, first-year veterans and rookie free agents - many of whom he'd never watched before in person. Jones liked first-round pick Felix Jones' "smooth" running style. He was impressed with second-round pick Martellus Bennett's soft hands in individual receiving drills and the overall effort and athleticism of this year's camp roster, despite a few drops in the morning session. Jones offered another positive observation from the 90-minute practice: "One that didn't drop a ball was the boy from Texas Tech." That would be rookie free-agent wide receiver Danny Amendola, the 5-11, 183-pound former Red Raider who ran tight routes and caught several passes Friday, including more than one against first-round cornerback Mike Jenkins. Amendola's polished skills - "real refined," according to Jones - made him an attractive free agent after the draft. He had 109 catches for 1,245 yards and six touchdowns in Tech's spread offense last season, drawing the inevitable comparisons to fellow alum Wes Welker. "He really runs routes well and he's got that quickness," Jones said. "He will be able to separate in the NFL. Of course a smaller, quicker guy has to separate to make a team and be productive." Amendola also fielded a few punts on Friday. His quick burst and elusiveness made him effective in that role at Tech, averaging 11.1 yards on 116 career returns. "You can always work on things," Amendola said. "But today felt pretty good for the first day, getting acclimated with the offense and the routes to run. It was fun."