As the Dallas Cowboys get ready for another training camp split between Oxnard, CA and Frisco, TX, here are four things to watch for in 2017.
It is finally beginning to feel like football is just around the corner.
Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys touched down in California to begin their 2017 training camp. Tomorrow they have their first official team practice.
Dallas will be in Oxnard, CA until August 18. From there, they head to their digs in Frisco, TX to finish up camp. In between, they have the rare five game preseason schedule to fine tune the things they will work on in practice.
As the Dallas Cowboys start to get ready for another season, here are four things to watch for in 2017.
#1 – How will the off the field issues during the offseason effect this team?
We already know for sure that defensive lineman David Irving will not be a part of the team in September. Who’s next?
Linebacker Damien Wilson had an interesting dispute over the Fourth of July holiday that could land him in trouble. Rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis is going to be late to camp due to a domestic violence trial. Then there are the multiple negative instances where running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s name has been brought up.
There are already significant questions regarding the linebackers on this team already which we will discuss shortly. Losing someone like Wilson, who was going to content for a starting spot, for any number of games would be detrimental.
The Cowboys aren’t exactly sure what they have in the secondary either which poses a problem given that Lewis could be helpful. That is, of course, if he’s actually able to practice and play and not just sit out games.
Losing Elliott, however, would be the biggest blow of them all. It may all just come to pass with no suspensions for any of them but that doesn’t sound very Goodell-like.