With free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft in the books the next major thing of note throughout the National Football League is training camp.
Of course between now and then there are some other notable points including OTAs and minicamps. As the world was still early on in the fight against Covid-19 at this time a year ago all of the normal offseason things like this were cancelled altogether.
It appears that the league feels comfortable enough with the way that things are - with protocols in place - to move forward with a more traditional offseason on this front. On Thursday dates for the Cowboys’ OTAs and minicamps were announced which is very exciting.
Cowboys' offseason workout schedule has been determined. Rookie minicamp: May 14-16. Phase 2 workouts (walkthrough pace, drills like "perfect play"): May 17-21. OTAs: May 25-27, June 1-3, June 7-10. Mandatory minicamp: June 8-10. Then break before July start to training camp.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) May 6, 2021
The team’s rookies will participate in their own minicamp next weekend, May 14th through May 16th. Just after is when Phase 2 will begin with OTAs happening shortly after in three different spurts.
As far as the team’s mandatory minicamp is concerned that will take place June 8th through June 10th. The team will then break for just over a month before they reconvene to head on out to Oxnard, California for training camp.
The offseason continues to roll on. Hurry on up already.