Cowboys Announce Training Camp Schedule

1. T.O. Show- Terrell Owens said to "get your popcorn because it's going to be a show." Why does the show have to start with the first game in Jacksonville, Fla.? There will be plenty of media on hand in Oxnard watching T.O.'s every move. But the sideshow aside, the Cowboys are just hoping Owens can pick up the new offense and build a strong rapport with Drew Bledsoe and the rest of his offensive teammates.

2. Greg Ellis Status - In previous eight seasons, the defensive end has always been the furthest thing from a distraction. But with Ellis now wanting to see more of a "commitment" from the Cowboys, it will be interesting to see what happens if the club decides not to give Ellis a new contract before camp. Ellis did not attend last week's voluntary OTA practices, and said he has not decided whether or not he will hold out of camp. Wait and see on this one.

3. Line Dancing - The offensive line was the biggest problem for the Cowboys the second half of last season, and there still are plenty of questions in need answers. All eyes will be on left tackle Flozell Adams' return from his ACL injury and left guard Kyle Kosier, who tries to replace the departed Larry Allen. There is a battle at center once again, and also at right tackle, where Rob Petitti will try to fend off veteran Jason Fabini for the starting job.

4.Who Gets Free? - The Cowboys again have some uncertainty at free safety, but at least there seems to be more and better options this year. Keith Davis is the incumbent starter, but will get a battle from veteran Marcus Coleman, and possibly fifth-round draft pick Pat Watkins, who easily stands out at 6-5. Who knows, maybe even Justin Beriault.

5. Backup Plan - And what kind of training camp would it be without at least a few quarterback questions? While Drew Bledsoe should have no problem keeping his starting job, it's likely Tony Romo and Drew Henson will again battle for the backup job. Romo is the current favorite, and even Parcells said last month he plans on playing Romo more during the preseason games, hoping he's ready if needed to produce during the regular season.

Friday, July 28
Noon - Jerry Jones/Bill Parcells Opening Press Conference
Saturday, July 29
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Sunday, July 30
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Monday, July 31
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, August 1
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Wednesday, August 2
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Thursday, August 3
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Friday, August 4
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Saturday, August 5
TBA Walk-through
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Sunday, August 6
PLAYERS OFF
Monday, August 7
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, August 8
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Wednesday, August 9
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Thursday, August 10
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Friday, August 11
TBA Walk-through
TBA Depart For Seattle
Saturday, August 12
9:00 p.m. (CDT) Kickoff at Seattle
Sunday, August 13
PLAYERS OFF
Monday, August 14
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Tuesday, August 15
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Wednesday, August 16
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Thursday, August 17
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Friday, August 18
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Practice
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Practice
Saturday, August 19
TBA Walk-through
2:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. Practice
Sunday, August 20
TBA Walk-through
TBA Depart For Shreveport, La.
* BREAK CAMP*
Monday, August 21
7:00 p.m. (CDT) Kickoff vs. New Orleans in Shreveport, La.
Return to Dallas following the game
Tuesday, August 22
PLAYERS OFF

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES -- Saturday, August 26
7:00 p.m. (CDT) Kickoff vs. San Francisco
Tuesday, August 29
Cut to 75 players
Thursday, August 31
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (CDT) Kickoff Luncheon
7:00 p.m. (CDT) Kickoff vs. Minnesota
Saturday, September 2
Cut to 53 players

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