ST: Cowboys add pre-camp workout for rookies, face new cut-down date

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Cowboys add pre-camp workout for rookies, face new cut-down date
    BY DAVID HUMPHREY

    dchumphrey@star-telegram.com

    Several of the Dallas Cowboys will get in some work before officially reporting to training camp.

    The Cowboys report to training camp in Oxnard, Calif., on Saturday.

    But before taking the team charter to Oxnard, the Cowboys will have a three-day camp, beginning on Wednesday at The Star in Frisco, for mostly rookies.

    It’s a slight change in format for the Cowboys.

    “It’s really the same roster as rookie camp,” coach Jason Garrett said. “What we’re allowed to do is bring true rookies in and players with no accrued seasons. All the guys who fit those categories will be here.

    “You’re also allowed to bring in quarterbacks. We’ll have two quarterbacks for those three days.”

    Baltimore, Jacksonville , Chicago and New Orleans also have rookies reporting on Wednesday. The last teams to report to camp, rookies or veterans, are the Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle on July 29.

    In May, NFL owners voted to eliminate the first cut-down period to 75 before the final preseason game. That means there will be only one cut after the preseason, from a 90-man roster to a 53-man roster. The roster reduction must be completed by 3 p.m. on Sept. 3.

    “I think it’s a good thing for everybody. Where it will make its biggest impact is when we get to that point,” Garrett said. “Oftentimes, when you get down to cut the 75, you don’t necessarily cut the worst players on your team. Sometimes you keep who aren’t as good a player, but they’re going to play a lot of snaps at a particular position in the game two nights later.

    “To me, it made sense. It made sense to a lot of players.”

    The Cowboys play at Houston in their final preseason game on Aug. 31.

    “I think that game will be more beneficial for all teams in those evaluations,” Garrett said.

    The “dress rehearsal” for starters is typically in the next-to-last preseason game, leaving the final game for mostly long shot candidates and rookies.

    “What it allows you to do is give some of your younger players a real legitimate shot in that last preseason game to show what they got,” Garrett said. “Starting players have baseball hats on and eating hot dogs on the sidelines. These other guys are fighting for their lives.”

    The Cowboys open the regular season Sept. 10 against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium.

    Dallas Cowboys 2017 schedule

    Preseason

    Aug. 3 vs. Arizona (NBC)* 7 p.m.

    Aug. 12 at Los Angeles Rams (NFL Network) 8 p.m.

    Aug. 19 vs. Indianapolis (NFL Network) 6 p.m.

    Aug. 26 vs. Oakland 7 p.m.

    Aug. 31 at Houston 7 p.m.

    * Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio


    Dallas Cowboys key dates

    July 24: Dallas Cowboys first training camp practice, Oxnard, Calif.

    Aug. 3: Hall of Fame Game: Cowboys vs. Arizona, Canton, Ohio

    Aug. 5: Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Canton, Ohio

    Aug. 18: Cowboys break camp in Oxnard, Calif.

    http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article161669543.html
     
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    One week and it starts.
     
  3. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Man, I knew the rookies were going to report before everyone else. I've been trying to find when that would be.

    Thanks for posting @jobberone .

    So, starting Wed. it is on. Then the vets will start next weekend and we would have made it through yet another off season!

    Three days.
     
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  4. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jobber...am awaiting the blow by blows to start mounting. This is what us fans look forward after the Super Bowl!
     
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  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    It's been a long 6 months. Almost there. Hard to believe the Cowboys play two weeks from Thursday!!!
     
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  6. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Are they flying out Fri or Sat? Or Sunday??? I see Saturday but I also see the 24th which I assume is a typo or old data?
     
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  7. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Geezus that is soon.

    Gonna be so great to see the rookies out there.
     
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  8. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    We just really need that Dline to stay healthy. Irving hurt us with his suspension.


    I'm really hoping this is the year but the players have gotten us off to a horrible start with the key suspensions.
     
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  9. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Report day is Saturday
    One of my friends that work for American Airlines said a flight is scheduled for Friday.
     
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  10. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    That's what I figured. Someone had a bad date out there. Besides I can't wait much longer. It's Christmas in July.
     
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  11. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication

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    I can't wait to get back to actual football news.
     
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  12. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I just asked him a short while ago when I seen him, and that I thought he said Friday. He said he would need to look and see for sure, but it may be Saturday, but not all players are ruined to fly together. Some can get out there on their own, but they want all the rookies to fly together if possible.
     
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  13. CT Dal Fan

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    Though I like our draft this year, the three players I can't wait to see were taken last year. Time to see what Jaylon Smith, Charles Tapper, and Rico Gathers can bring to the table.
     
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  14. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    Smith and Tapper especially. Those two players alone could very well be the difference between 2016 status quo and Top 10 defense in 2017.
     
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