It doesn’t seem that long ago that the injury-plagued Dallas Cowboys stumbled to a 4-12 finish last season.
Like the other teams in the league, they’ll get a fresh start for next season.
That fresh start begins April 18 when the Cowboys report for off-season workouts.
The NFL released off-season program workout dates Friday.
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The Cowboys will have organized team activities on May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2 and June 6-8. The team’s mandatory minicamp is June 14-16.
The Cowboys will split training camp between Oxnard, Calif., and The Star in Frisco, the location of their new headquarters. They are tentatively scheduled to report to Oxnard on July 28, although an official announcement has not been made.
The main off-season player focus will be on quarterback Tony Romo, who had surgery on his right shoulder on March 8.
Romo opted for the Mumford procedure over having a plate inserted in his shoulder in hopes of preventing a re-break of his clavicle. The Mumford procedure consisted of having part of his distal clavicle shaved off or removed to reduce stress.
The recovery period is roughly six to eight weeks.
Romo announced on Twitter on Thursday that his surgery has “healed up nicely” and he’s “looking forward to OTA’s and a full off-season.”
The start of off-season workouts varies from team to team. Cleveland, Philadelphia and San Francisco go back the earliest on Monday. Super Bowl runners-up Carolina is the last to report on April 25.