Cowboys offseason schedule: When are OTAs, mandatory minicamp?

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Dallas Cowboys fans don't have a laundry list of reasons to be excited going into the 2024 season, but that could change depending on how the NFL Draft goes. At the end of the day, the Cowboys' roster is still flush with talent and they're in a good spot to repeat as division champs.

Preparations for next season are already underway. Voluntary workouts are taking place, but those are restricted to strength and conditioning. Following the draft, the offseason program kicks into high gear with organized team activities (OTAs), mandatory minicamp and training camp in late July.

Training camp obviously takes precedence, but these are all important dates on the offseason calendar. With that, here is the Cowboys' full OTAs and mandatory minicamp schedule, per the team's official website.

Cowboys full 2024 offseason schedule

Cowboys OTAs

The first installment of Cowboys' OTAs runs from May 21-23. From there, the team will break for six days before returning for the second installment, which runs from May 29-31. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of OTA practices. Based on this schedule, Dallas will have just six practices. No live contact is allowed, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills are all fair game.

Cowboys mandatory minicamp

Mandatory minicamp begins on June 4 and will run through June 6. It's a short three-day camp, but attendance is required for the entire roster. Unless something changes, the expectation is that CeeDee Lamb won't report to minicamp -- or training camp -- until he signs a contract extension.

The same rules apply for minicamp as OTAs. Players do not wear pads, though knee and elbow pads, as well as helmets are permitted. There is no live contact. Minicamp is generally when coaches install new concepts to their offense or defense. All eyes will be on Mike Zimmer in that regard, though it's fair to assume Mike McCarthy will add some wrinkles to his offense.

Be on the lookout for the release of the Cowboys' training camp schedule.

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