Steve Lemonds, NBCDFW.com
Technically, training camp ended with the team’s final practice in San Antonio, after which they headed to Arlington to open the preseason against the Broncos. But due to the lockout, which wiped all OTAs and rookie mini-camps off the schedule, the team has remained at Cowboys Stadium for practice ever since in hopes of keeping a training camp mentality.
This portion of pseudo-camp came to an end on Thursday with a 90 minute workout. After the team’s dress rehearsal game against Minnesota on Saturday, they will resume normal practices at Valley Ranch, barring bad weather.
“We’ve talked before that you get out of training camp right before the first preseason game but you have to keep the training camp mentality,” head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “We’ve got eight, 10, 12 guys who are some of the best at their position in the league and those guys have really taken a grip of the football team and set a pace for practice every day and keep everybody playing at an up-tempo pace.”
The preseason will end on September 1, as the Cowboys head to Miami to face the Dolphins.
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