Cowboys Take Day off Wednesday for NFL Veteran Players


POSTED: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:47pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 9:39pm

The Dallas Cowboys will get a day off from training camp on Wednesday, even though it is a shortened pre-season and Jason Garrett's first training camp as the Cowboys head coach. This comes two days before the NFLPA has scheduled to recertify as a union, which would allow veteran free agents who signed new contracts to practice with their teams. Agreements in the new CBA prohibited players who signed new contracts from practicing with their teams until the start of the new league year. The new league year begins Thursday and with a shortened pre-season it puts Garrett in a dicey situation.

"There are a couple of reasons that we made the move, first was there was a slight possibility that some of the veterans players who were signed as free agents would be able to practice before Thursday, so we wanted to take advantage of that if that were to happen."

The Cowboys also re-signed safety Gerald Sensabaugh to a one year deal, worth $2.5 million. The Cowboys also released former UTEP Miner Jeff Moturi.

The Cowboys will resume practice Thursday in San Antonio.

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