Two weeks from today, the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason work will officially begin.
April 20 marks the beginning of the offseason conditioning program for the Cowboys, as well as 24 other teams in the NFL. The seven teams with new head coaches are afforded an early start, with Todd Bowles’ New York Jets, Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills, and Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons opening their respective offseason programs on Monday.
Jack del Rio’s Oakland Raiders and Jim Tomsula’s San Francisco 49ers will get started on Tuesday. Gary Kubiak’s Denver Broncos, and John Fox’s Chicago Bears are set to begin their offseason programs next Monday.
Back to the Cowboys, organized team activities are set for May 26-28, June 2-4 and June 8-10 at Valley Ranch. They’ll hold a mandatory mini-camp from June 16-18.
It’s wholly unclear whether Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant will attend the offseason program at Valley Ranch or work out independent of the team. Bryant wasn’t thrilled that he was given the franchise tag, rather than working out a long-term deal, and he still hasn’t signed the franchise tender. But whether he’s upset enough to no-show as Denver's Demaryius Thomas has said he will, well, we’ll find out in a couple weeks.