If you’re ready for some football--and if you are reading this blog, there seems a pretty good chance you are--it appears that you will get your wish this week. Kind of, anyway.
The Cowboys are planning on having players report to San Antonio on Wednesday of this week for training camp. This first day will consist of checking in, physicals, etc.
Thursday with begin with a walkthrough in the morning and practice in the afternoon, but due to the language of the new labor agreement the team will not be able to practice in pads until this weekend.
The daily practice schedule for camp is morning walkthrough from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and afternoon practice running from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. There is no morning walkthrough scheduled for Sunday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 7.
The team’s preseason opener is scheduled for Aug. 11 against the Broncos at Cowboys Stadium, though it could be moved if, for example, Dallas is unable to open camp until Thursday. In this scenario, the game could be moved back to Aug. 13, thereby giving the team its full 15 days between the opening of camp and the first preseason game.
Representatives for each of the 32 teams will vote on the settlement agreement later today, setting league business, finally, into motion.
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