For the first time this offseason the Dallas Cowboys will be on the practice field engaging in competitive drills as a team. Rookies, veterans, and recent free-agent signings will all be on the field together to take part in football-related workouts.
“OTA“: Organized Team Activities
First Practice: May 24th
Media Availability: June 2nd, 9th
As it stands right now, the Cowboys hold 90 players on their roster (with the exception of Issac Alarcon, an NFL pathway player). OTAs seem to be overlooked rather often because they are in the middle of the offseason and media availability can be limited.
All of the Cowboys rookies will be in attendance and on the field participating except for LSU Linebacker Damone Clark who is recovering from spinal fusion surgery.
When Dallas media does get the chance to watch practice make sure to keep up with some of the best reporters and writers in the business to see how players fare in OTAs.
- @HelmanDC Twitter
- @MichaelGehlken Twitter
- @BryanBroaddus Twitter
Although the team won’t be in pads, this is a great time to get a feel for what players will be when training camp rolls around. During last season’s OTAs, 3rd-round pick Nahshon Wright impressed people with his length and range, showing off why the Cowboys selected him so high. He went on to have a solid training camp and rookie season.
It will be exciting to see which players stand out physically among everyone that participates in OTAs.
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