Cowboys announce dates for voluntary offseason program

Cowboys announce dates for voluntary offseason program

Mark your calendars. The dates for all 32 teams’ voluntary offseason program have been officially set.

Things will kick off on April 15 for Cowboys players who choose to participate. This is the beginning of Phase One of the team’s voluntary program, a two-week period during which activities are limited to meetings, strength and conditioning work, and physical rehab.

That’s followed by Phase Two, which lasts three weeks. During this stretch, players get on the field for individual or group instruction and drills as well as so-called “perfect play drills.” Offensive players may line line across from offensive players, and defensive players are allowed to line up across from defensive players, but everything is conducted at a walk-through pace, with no live contact or team offense-versus-team defense action allowed.

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The Cowboys will hold their OTA (organized team activity) workouts May 21-23 and May 29-31. Teams are permitted to hold a total of 10 days of these sessions; the Cowboys are currently slated for just six. In this Phase Three of the program, there’s no live contact, but 7-on-7, 9-on-9, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

Mandatory minicamp will also take place within the Phase Three window, June 4-6.

Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire