The Dallas Cowboys minicamp begins today. This offseason has been filled with headlines, most notably the departure of former all-pro DeMarcus Ware, Sean Lee going down with an ACL tear & the Cowboys not drafting Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Manziel. America’s Team also signed Brandon Weeden, a former pedestrian Cleveland Browns backup, to carry the clipboard for their franchise quarterback, Tony Romo.
Romo, who had back surgery to repair a herniated disk in December, said he has thrown at full velocity for about about a month. He told reporters that he’ll be 100% in about two weeks.
“Your ultimate goal is to be 100 percent on Day 1 of training camp so you don’t miss any time,” Romo said. “That’s what, starting this process, you were thinking. Now I feel good enough that I’m taking reps and doing things out there, but at the same token you want to be smart and not do anything to set it back, per se. But I don’t envision anything like that happening at this point.” – Todd Archer, ESPN Dallas Fort Worth
The Cowboys are expanding their offense, with the former Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator, Scott Linehan. Linehan helped Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson put up some staggering numbers, from 2009-2013. Mike Woicik, their strength & conditioning coach, has expanded the training regimen & added yoga to his program.
After finishing 8-8 for the past three seasons, the Las Vegas Hilton sports book predicted that history would repeat itself, once more. The NFC East is historically a log jam, where the division champion usually doesn’t clinch until the the final week of the regular season. We’ll see if the Philadelphia Eagles can defend their title or if Dallas can finally defeat mediocrity.