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Cowboys return to work on April 20

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick and his Dallas Cowboys teammates begin off-season workouts on April 20.
Cornerback Orlando Scandrick and his Dallas Cowboys teammates begin off-season workouts on April 20. Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys begin their off-season program April 20. On Thursday, the NFL announced the off-season dates for every team.

The Cowboys’ organized team activities are scheduled for May 26-28, June 2-4 and June 8-10. Their mandatory mini-camp will be June 16-18.

The NFL mandates three phases of the nine-week off-season program, per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @NFLCharean

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