The Dallas Cowboys take another step today, and over the weekend, in preparing for the 2012 season. Now that free agency and the draft have passed (well, technically free agents could still be signed), the Cowboys start some "on the field" work that will be the building blocks for the upcoming season. May 4-6 is the "rookie" mini-camp, it will see a gathering of the seven draft picks, (although Morris Claiborne will not participate as he's still recovering from a wrist injury), 21 undrafted free agents, five guys who are not rookies, and a group of guys in for tryouts.
The breakdown looks like this:
Draft Picks: CB Morris Claiborne (injury), DE Tyrone Crawford, OLB Kyle Wilber, S Matt Johnson, WR Danny Coale, TE James Hanna, ILB Caleb McSurdy.
Undrafted Free Agents: OT Jeff Adams, OG Ron Leary, OT Levy Adcock, OT Taylor Dever, OG Harland Gunn, OT Tyrone Novikoff, WR Tim Benford, WR Cole Beasley, WR Donavon Kemp, WR Saalim Hakim, TE George Bryan, TE Andrew Szczerba, RB Lance Dunbar, RB Darrell Scott, CB Lionel Smith, CB Troy Woolfolk, CB Isaac Madison, DE/OLB Adrian Hamilton, DE/OLB Aston Whiteside, S Eddie Whitley, LS Charley Hughlett
Eligible Non-Rookies: CB Teddy Williams, CB Mario Butler, ILB Orie Lemon, DL Robert Callaway, S Justin Taplin-Ross
Tryout Players: K Delbert Alvarado, K Tom Mante, QB Larry Smith, QB Nathan Dick, WR David Little, P Craig Ratanamorn, P Dave Harrington, RB Bryce Beall, CB Royce Hill, FB Jamize Olawale, LB Dorvus Woods, NT Myles Caragein, DE Luke Black, C Chris Thompson, DE Ben Bass.