Dallas wrapped up three weeks of organized team activities on Thursday. Next on the offseason schedule for Dallas: A mandatory veteran mini-camp, which will be a more intensive bit of offseason training for the team, despite the expected absences of quarterback Tony Romo (back surgery) and defensive end DeMarcus Ware (shoulder surgery).
"We can have a little bit longer day with them in mini-camp, but we still want to keep it tight and want to get them to come out and get their work done and get them out of here," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "It's a good review off what we just did in the OTAs, and we'll see how guys are doing. It's a good way to wrap up the offseason and give them a little bit of time before we go to camp."
The Cowboys’ emphasis on getting the work in quickly and efficiently is not surprising.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week that the team would proceed with more caution where workouts are concerned this year, a decision influenced by the considerable injury bug that hit the team, especially the defense, in 2012.
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