Just before the Dallas Cowboys started to feel the pressure and excitement on their OTA sessions, they nailed a reasonable deal for offensive lineman Chaz Green. Tuesday marked the beginning of their organized team activities which happened to be the lucky day for the rookie player. Third-round pick Green landed a four-year contract and received a signing bonus worth $624,372. Now the Cowboys are down to just two unsigned draft picks, Byron James and Damien Wilson.
On the same day, another player was added to the team’s active roster. A.J. Jenkins, a former 49ers first-round pick, had trained with the Cowboys last week along with other wide receivers. Based on his previous performances, Jenkins has the talent and possesses unusual swiftness which is probably one of the reasons why the club provided him with a good offer. Meanwhile, the team decided to waive WR Chris Boyd to make room for the newly recruited veteran player.
As expected, Dez Bryant remained a no-show during their first OTA practice. Although the said undertakings are not obligatory and he’s free of any reprimands, it seems like the renowned Cowboys’ member has something to point out with these pesky actions he’s been doing lately. All of us knew how disappointed Bryant was after he realized that the club failed to approve a favorable long-term contract deal for him. As of the moment, both parties are still under negotiation and thus, fans would likely presume that the elite Pro Bowl receiver will continue to do things his way unless a pleasing arrangement is out for him.
Talking about absentees, Cowboys DE Greg Hardy will not be joining his colleagues for Thursday’s OTA bouts. Reports said that 26 year-old football player is set to meet up with Harold Henderson in Washington D.C. The former NFL executive was chosen by commissioner Roger Goodell to hear Hardy’s petition regarding his 10-game ban. The result of the said intriguing case will definitely play as the determining factor for the defensive end’s availability this year.