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Cowboys 2020 Training Camp Start Delayed due to COVID-19 Concerns

The were set to open their on July 22nd, about a week before most teams, as participants in this year's game. But with news earlier today that the early contest has been cancelled due to COVID-10 concerns, it's unsurprising that the start of camp will now also be delayed.

Dallas was scheduled to meet the during this year's Hall of Fame weekend festivities. Former Cowboys coach and are among the Class of 2020, as are Steelers' great Troy Polamalu and coach .

However, as we just shared a while ago, that game has now been cancelled as the NFL adjusts to the enduring pandemic.

Given the rising number of cases in Texas and many other states, it's hard to say if a one-week delay will be enough. With roster sizes of 90 players, not to mention coaches, assistants, and all of the supporting staff needed to run camp, NFL training camps offer a much more complex challenge than many others sports concerns

The typical offseason activities of rookie camps, mini camps, and have already been cancelled or converted to virtual form in the wake of . We have many new players who've yet to even be in the same room with their new teammates, coaches, or .

With July starting in less than a week and the pandemic still going strong, one has to wonder how the normal start of training camps, preseason, and perhaps even the 2020 will be affected. Inside will keep you informed as the news comes.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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