America’s Team will be back in action soon– sort of.
On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys veteran players will report to camp and begin a four-day period which will consist of COVID-19 tests and virtual meetings. After the four days are over, players who test negative may enter The Star– the team’s headquarters in Frisco, Texas.
Should the players test negative, they’ll join the rookies who tested negative at camp last Thursday. All players will then undergo a physical, be fitted for equipment and effectively begin camp.
The first action of camp will begin with a strength and conditioning program from Aug. 3-10, then a day off, then non-padded practice on Aug. 12. After five days of non-padded preparation, players will suit up for padded practices on Aug. 17.
But this doesn’t mean things will go that smoothly. In fact, the Cowboys have already had a rocky beginning to this new offseason program.
Back in mid-June, NFL network’s Ian Rapoport reported that multiple Cowboys players — including star running back Ezekiel Elliot — tested positive for the virus long before camp started. More recently, wide receiver Jon’Vea Johnson tested positive on Sunday and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.