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(Editor’s Note: The start of the 2017 season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to prepare. The Cowboys face a daunting schedule this year, highlighted by the AFC West and NFC West, as well as their traditional rivalries in the NFC East. Over the next two weeks, Bryan Broaddus will preview what to expect from all 13 of their upcoming opponents. The series continues with Week 8 and the Washington Redskins). Read

Opponent: Washington Redskins Read

Series Record: Dallas leads, 68-44-2 Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It won’t be seen by the public, but Tuesday marks the arrival of something the Cowboys have been working toward for quite some time. Read

Yes, Organized Team Activities begin Tuesday at The Star, and the coming weeks will offer the Cowboys their first true look at the 2017 roster. That’s an exciting prospect across the board. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It sounds strange on the surface, but Jahad Thomas genuinely wanted to come here. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Travis Frederick is used to blocking at the second level. Read

In 2017 he’s planning to take his foundation, Blocking Out Hunger, to the next level, as well. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – On the field, there’s a boatload of work to do before the Cowboys head to training camp. Rookie minicamp is out of the way, but this team is still preparing for nine days of OTA practices, not to mention a three-day veteran minicamp. Read

Off the field, though, it’s remarkable how well the Cowboys have handled their business to this point. The retirements of Doug Free and Tony Romo have answered two of the biggest book keeping questions of the offseason, and the front office has already signed eight of its nine draft picks. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – A handful of notes I made while watching the Cowboys’ rookies go through minicamp this weekend at The Star. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – If this weekend was a wakeup call, then the coming days should be even more fun for the Cowboys’ rookies. Read

Strictly speaking, rookie minicamp doesn’t end until Sunday. Following their second day of practice on Saturday, the rookie class has one more day of walkthroughs and meetings during their acclimation to the organization. Read

“They’ve just got to keep growing,” said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. “We’ll come back in here tomorrow, we’ll do meetings and a walkthrough. There won’t be any real extensive on-field work.” Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Before they began their rookie minicamp, the Cowboys got some rookie business out of the way – in a hurry. Read

The team’s nine rookie draft picks arrived at The Star for the first time on Thursday afternoon. When they hit the practice field for the first time on Friday, eight of them will already be under contract. Read

Those contracts won’t hit the transactions wire until later on Friday, but it’s quite remarkable that eight of nine picks will have signed their rookie deals before taking the field for the first time. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – This is not a roster prediction in the strictest sense of the word, so please don’t ask. Read

The Cowboys haven’t gone through a single offseason practice, and training camp is still almost three months away. Things will happen in that time span to completely change how we view this roster – whether it’s injuries, possible suspensions or something else. Read

It happens all the time, so I don’t see the point in trying to project. Read

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GRAPEVINE, Texas – The oft-repeated adage says “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Read

Heading toward the meat of the Cowboys’ offseason schedule, it’s a phrase that applies quite well to their quarterback position. Read

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(Editor’s Note: The NFL Draft has come and gone. Now it’s time to see what the Cowboys have to work with. The roster is nearly full and that should mean a healthy dose of competition – at all positions. Over the next two weeks, the writers of DallasCowboys.com will focus on each position to find the most intriguing battles as we head into the offseason practices. Today, we continue the series with the defensive line.) Read

Battle To Watch: It’s amazing how much we know about this defensive line, while at the same time knowing nothing at all. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – As they settle in to the second phase of their offseason program, it’s strange to think how empty the Cowboys’ defensive backs room looks right now. Read

Following the offseason departures of four key players in the secondary, the Cowboys currently boast just six holdovers from last year’s defensive backfield. Throw in reserve players and free agency acquisitions, and the number still sits at just 11. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – It has long been speculated about, but it now appears official that you can throw La’el Collins’ name into the right tackle conversation. Read

Speaking to reporters on Sunday evening, Collins confirmed as much, acknowledging that Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and the Dallas coaching staff want him to work at the vacant right tackle spot. Read

“I’ve talked to Coach about it, and he just told me that going into it, that’s where he wants me to be,” Collins said. “He wants me to give it my all and we’ll see where it goes. So that’s what we’re going to do.” Read

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FRISCO, Texas – What a difference a year makes. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Officially, the Dallas Cowboys have not finalized the list of undrafted free agents they’ll sign to the roster as part of their rookie class. Read

Search around Twitter, or even on our site, and it’s easy to find a list of names. But these types of things are nebulous – players change their minds and signings turn into non-signings quickly. So it's smart to say that none of this is set in stone yet. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Jerry Jones called it “a change of scenery,” and there might not be a more fitting way to describe the Cowboys’ 2017 draft class. Read

It was the organization’s first draft at their palatial new headquarters at The Star – a facility that many of their new draftees raved about. More important than the location, though, was the look and makeup of their very roster – particularly their defense – which looks completely different after a hectic three days. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys found themselves a valued cornerback on Friday night – but a cornerback that comes with immediate questions about off-field concerns. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Only in Texas could a first-round draft pick call to mind a Taco Bell commercial. Read

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FRISCO, Texas – Just like that, the Cowboys have a wealth of options for how to deploy their pass rush in 2017. Read