The 2014 NFL schedule hasn’t been released. But in less than three weeks the 2014 season begins.
The offseason, that is.
The Cowboys, coming off back-to-back-to-back 8-8, non-playoff seasons, will take their first baby steps toward a winning campaign when their off-season program officially begins April 21 at Valley Ranch. Organized Team Activities – or OTAs – featuring players and coaches on the field together will take place May 27-29, June 2, 4-5 and June 9-12.
A mandatory minicamp will follow June 17-19 leading to training camp in Oxnard in July.
Other than individual conditioning, the next big date on the Cowboys’ calendar is May 8-10 and the NFL Draft.
Quarterback Tony Romo, coming off season-ending back surgery in December, is expected to take part in at least some of the team’s off-season programs and be 100 percent for training camp.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.