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DALLAS COWBOYS OTA UPDATE: ‘Boys Big Balls | Meat on the Bone | Diggin Dallas’ Drones in Philly | No fear, Scandrick secure

DALLAS COWBOYS OTA UPDATE - The ‘Boys Big Balls - Meat on the Bone - Diggin Dallas’ Drones in Philly - The Boys Are Back website 2015

Dallas Cowboys run drills using their big yellow ball, as seen here during OTA’s, at the team’s Valley Ranch practice facility in Irving, Texas. More on this later.  Continue reading →

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DALLAS COWBOYS OTA UPDATE: McClain in Pain, Hitchens Hobbled | Press-Packed Presser | Green in the green | Cowboy Buzz–Live sideline OTA reactions & comments | Purple Proposition

Jason Garrett press conference - 2015 Dallas Cowboys OTAs - Media packed - The Boys Are Back 2015

There was a packed house for Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett’s OTA’s opening press conference. Listen (or download) the full MP3 from the new Dallas Cowboys Audio Archives page featured here on your The Boys Are Back website.   Continue reading →

THE BOYS ARE BACK: America’s Team kicks off OTAs | OTA Preview Dallas Cowboys offense & defense | 2015 Dallas Cowboys spring roster

THE BOYS ARE BACK - America’s Team kicks off OTAs - OTA Preview Dallas Cowboys offense & defense - 2015 Dallas Cowboys spring roster

IRVING, Texas – The pads won’t come on until training camp in a little over two months, but the Dallas Cowboys veterans and rookies inched closer with voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) getting underway today (Tuesday).  Continue reading →

DALLAS COWBOYS CALENDAR: NFL announces 2015 offseason workout dates | Dallas 2015 OTA dates | Cowboys voluntary & mandatory camp calendar 2015

DALLAS COWBOYS CALENDAR: NFL announces 2015 offseason workout dates | Dallas 2015 OTA dates | Cowboys voluntary & mandatory camp calendar 2015

The mover & shaker mode of free agency is winding down. Super Bowl XLIX is in the rearview mirror. That means it’s almost time for all 32 teams to start their offseason programs.

Below are the key offseason dates to know for your 2015 Dallas Cowboys and their evil NFC East rivals.  Continue reading →

THE QUARTERBACKUP SAGA: Dallas QB Kyle Orton’s absence is providing opportunities for the Cowboys other guns | Dallas Cowboys 2014 OTA’s Report

THE QUARTERBACKUP SAGA - Dallas QB Kyle Orton’s absence is providing opportunities for the Cowboys other guns - Dallas Cowboys 2014 OTA’s Report

IRVING, Texas – The waiting game continues as the Dallas Cowboys proceed through the Organized Team Activities (OTA’s) without Kyle Orton.

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LOOKING FOR NEXT MAN UP: Dallas Cowboys exploring options to replace injured MLB Sean Lee | Watch Jason Garrett video

LOOKING FOR NEXT MAN UP - Dallas Cowboys exploring options to replace injured MLB Sean Lee - Watch Jason Garrett video on The Boys Are Back blog 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – A community event held during the second day of Organized Team Activities (OTA’s) isn’t the typical setting to address seismic changes in the Dallas Cowboys upcoming season.

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THE BOYS ARE BACK TO WORK: Your pro scouting report on America’s Team | 2014 Dallas Cowboys OTA’s 05-28 Recap

THE BOYS ARE BACK TO WORK - Scouting report on America’s Team - 2014 Dallas Cowboys OTA’s Day 2 Recap - a

Here’s your scouting report on the 2014 Dallas Cowboys Day 1 and Day 2 OTA’s …

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COWBOY STAR SEASON SIDELINED: Sean Lee suffers 2014 season-ending ACL tear in left knee | Dallas Cowboys locker room reaction | Watch Videos

COWBOY STAR SEASON SIDELINED - Sean Lee suffers 2014 season-ending ACL tear in left leg - Dallas Cowboys locker room reaction

IRVING, Texas – And we thought it couldn’t get more frustrating for Sean Lee.

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QUARTERBACK BACK ON TRACK: Tony Romo feels like he’ll make it through another five years | Dallas Cowboys Injury Update 2014

QUARTERBACK BACK ON TRACK: Tony Romo feels like he’ll make it through another five years | Dallas Cowboys Injury Update 2014

IRVING, TexasTony Romo might not be completely recovered from the back surgery that ended his 2013 season, but he spoke like a man ready to take the field.

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COUNTDOWN TO THE OTA’S: Your 2014 Dallas Cowboys top defensive “Wave Rushers” starting to emerge | Dallas Cowboys Organized Team Activities 2014

COUNTDOWN TO THE OTA’S - Your 2014 Dallas Cowboys top defensive Wave Rushers starting to emerge - Dallas Cowboys Organized Team Activities 2014

IRVING, Texas — In my experience of working in personnel offices around the NFL this time of year, as a staff you are working hard to eliminate the unknowns for your squad.

There are always going to be questions whether you have the numbers (see the current Dallas Cowboys roster) and depth to get you through training camp in July and into August. The last thing you want to happen during camp is to get caught short if you have a run of bad luck with injuries.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK: Jason Garrett hopeful Tony Romo will be ready for 2014 Dallas Cowboys OTA’s

LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK: Jason Garrett hopeful Tony Romo will be ready for 2014 Dallas Cowboys OTA’s - The Boys Are Back blog 2014

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of a wait and see process with quarterback Tony Romo.

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THE QUARTERBACKUP PLAN: Kyle Orton absent from first day of ‘voluntary’ offseason workout program

THE QUARTERBACKUP PLAN - Kyle Orton absent from first day of ‘voluntary’ offseason workout program - Guy Reynolds - The Boys Are Back website 2014

IRVING, Texas — Before people get carried away with Kyle Orton’s absence from the Dallas Cowboys offseason program, two factors need to be put out there: the workouts are voluntary and he missed just one day.

But the Cowboys should not look at Orton’s absence as a one-day deal. They need to determine whether Orton really wants to play football in 2014, despite what they heard from the player’s agent and the fact Orton would be walking away from $3.25 million.

It could be as simple as him not wanting to play anymore. He is the second-highest paid backup quarterback in the NFL behind Matt Moore ($4 million) of the Miami Dolphins, so money wouldn’t seem to be an issue. He has been content in his role as a backup to Tony Romo, so opportunity wouldn’t seem to be an issue.

Undoubtedly the Cowboys have spoken directly to Orton this offseason with the whispers of him thinking about retirement. What was discussed is not known. Did he tell them he would play or not play?

Orton holds the cards here because he does not have to show up until the mandatory June minicamp. If he does not report for that, then he would face fines up to close to $70,000. If he does report, what kind of condition is he in?

The Cowboys can trade him or release him. What kind of return would they get for a player who may or may not report to a new team? If they release him, then they would forfeit the right to pick up $3 million of the $5 million signing bonus he received in 2011.

They could keep him and hope he arrives at the June minicamp in good shape and is ready to go when the team reports to Oxnard, Calif., for training camp. Hope, however, should not be their strategy.

Yet there is a more immediate question raised from Orton’s absence. Does it push quarterback up the ladder when it comes to the draft?

The Dallas Cowboys signed Brandon Weeden to a two-year deal in the offseason with no signing bonus. They liked him coming into the 2012 draft, but not as much as the Cleveland Browns liked him. He had more interceptions than touchdown passes, but the Cowboys have taken a no-risk look at him.

What can they learn about Weeden before the draft? Not much. Coaches are not allowed on the field with the players until Phase 2 of the offseason program, which comes the week of the draft.

The Dallas Cowboys attended Aaron Murray’s workout at Georgia last week. They talked with Jimmy Garoppolo and David Fales at the NFL scouting combine. They had a number of quarterbacks at their Dallas Day workouts last week in Garrett Gilbert, Casey Pachall and James Franklin, but they did not have a quarterback among their national visitors.

The Cowboys aren’t exactly being held hostage by Orton, but his decision (or indecision) could go a long way in how they plan to attack the draft.

TIME ON HIS SIDE: Tony Romo will get extra time with Dallas Cowboys rookies in June, July

TIME ON HIS SIDE - Tony Romo will get extra time with Dallas Cowboys rookies in June, July - The Boys Are Back blog 2013

The second week of organized team activities started for the Dallas Cowboys today (on Tuesday). As expected, Tony Romo remained out of the mix.

Romo is unable to practice after having a cyst removed from his back in April. The quarterback hasn’t started working with the Cowboys’ 2013 NFL Draft picks: center Travis Frederick, tight end Gavin Escobar and wide receiver Terrance Williams.

Romo was asked what he misses by being forced to sit out early practices.

“I think sometimes timing,” Romo said Tuesday. “But at the same time, I’m going to wear that out with them, too. I’m sure they’ll want to get out of here a little bit in June and July, but I’ll probably force the hand a little bit to keep them around and it’ll be a good thing for us. It’ll be just a bonus, time wise.”

Meanwhile, the quarterback said he watched film on Escobar and Williams prior to the 2013 NFL Draft, per the request of general manager Jerry Jones.

Romo would like to take part in the Cowboys’ June 11 to 13 minicamp. He can fret about timing, but time remains on his side.

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