Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo scrambles with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 24-23. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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.