The Cowboys open mandatory minicamp in Valley Ranch, Texas today.
Dallas will hold a three-day minicamp at the team's facility through Thursday.
What does the team's head coach, Jason Garrett, want to see from his players after a couple of weeks of OTAs?
“We’re trying to build our team,” Garrett said. “One of the things we want are guys who are naturally competitive, we want guys who thrive in those kind of situations. It’s our job as coaches to create some of those situations because they come up every week in the NFL. As you’re building your team, you’re running your plays, installing your defense, you’re doing what you’re doing schematically and technically and the kicking game, you also have to work these game situations. You want guys who want to compete in these situations.
"It’s always tricky cause we have helmets and jerseys on, we all know that, so we talk about competing the right way in practice and understanding he’s your teammate. But we also try to put them in the situations and see how everybody responds. It’s a great way to build your team and grow your team to get better in those situations, it’s also a great way to evaluate players to see how they handle those situations.”
Two Cowboys who missed OTAs, Rolando McClain and Ronald Leary, have reportedly shown up for minicamp.
The Cowboys aren't fully healthy, though. A couple of Dallas' key players will be held out of team drills. You can view an injury update here.