The Cowboys' offseason ended today, with the team holding its final day of minicamp. Dallas' preseason begins in a little more than a month, when it opens training camp in Oxnard, Calif.
Tony Romo and Dez Bryant plan to meet up some time in between the end of the offseason and the beginning of the preseason.
The Cowboys' star quarterback and wide receiver both dealt with serious injuries last season and have been limited this offseason. Romo and Bryant are both expected to be full-go for training camp, but they don't want to wait that long to re-develop their chemistry.
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"There's a schedule in place," Romo said. "We're going to be out there. And he needs to just run routes and simulate two-minute [offense]. You've got to do these little things that emulate practice and games. And the only way to do that is to get out on the football field and go do it.
"Now, the hard part is having the defensive back right in front of your face and dealing some of those other little things. But you can do just about everything from your own physical standpoint when it comes to your lungs, your technique, the stuff that you do as if it were off coverage.
"Once you get to camp, it will take just a little bit of time to get the other stuff back. But he's played the game long enough that it won't take him much time. We just need him healthy. And when he's healthy, that stuff comes very fast."
Bryant isn't worried.
"There's nothing to knock the rust off," Bryant said. "It's something me and Tony established a long time ago. It's something that can't fade because that's something we had truly committed ourselves to, being on the same page. It's all about tuning in and going to work."
The Cowboys are set to open training camp in late July.
Dallas begins its season Sept. 11 against the Giants.