Now, the wait begins. The OTAs and minicamps are all finished, the wait for the unofficial start of the NFL season comes in late July. The Dallas Cowboys have gotten their priorities in order to ensure training camp begins without any issues.
So what do we do until then? Pray. And hope.
This is the time of the year where only bad news can come. With no team organized football activities, this is a worrisome time of the year. Players are off on their own until camp comes around and without anywhere to be for the next month or so, sometimes trouble pops up.
Unfortunately, one issue has already cropped up. For the second consecutive year, David Irving will be suspended for the beginning of the season. What a joke for Irving to get popped for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse, allegedly for skipping a league-issued drug test to attend minicamp. He’ll miss the first four games after a tumultuous offseason. What a disappointment.
And someone forgot to remind Terrance Williams to stay out of trouble last month. It’s an ugly example of what can happen at this time of year, not just for the Cowboys, but for all teams.
At a time when suspensions are getting handed down, hopefully, the Cowboys will hear good news from here on out. Perhaps Randy Gregory can bring some positivity back during a usually tense time in the offseason.
Thankfully, it was great to find out that quarterback and team leader Dak Prescott is going to lead some workouts with the receivers and running backs before camp. These guys are still getting to know one another and continuing to work for the next month is a good way to improve. Having somewhere to be and to be held accountable with your teammates is a great way to pass the time until late July.
For his part, Ezekiel Elliott mentioned he will continue to work out as well. The stud running back said he will also try to rest before camp, knowing that a big workload awaits him this season. However, Zeke did acknowledge that he will still prepare for training camp in the coming weeks.
These are tense weeks before the starting of training camp. The Dallas Cowboys have had problems staying out of the news during this period over the past few years. Heck, they haven’t even been able to stay clean over the last month.
Training camp can’t arrive soon enough.
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