The first practice will be held on Friday, at 2 PM Central time.
The Cowboys will return to practice Saturday morning at 10:15 AM, and also again at 3:30 PM Central Time before closing down the weekend with a Sunday practice that begins again at 10:15 AM.
Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells will address the media after Friday's and Sunday's practice sessions.
As far as the number of players expected to report, the Cowboys will welcome all eight of their draft picks to Valley Ranch, even though fourth round pick Chris Canty is not expected to participate in this weekend's workouts.
Canty was hit in the face with a beer bottle in January and sustained a detached retina in his left eye. While he'll be limited in what he can do during the early going, the former Virginia Cavalier told The Ranch Report earlier this week that he's progressing nicely.
|Demarcus Ware must provide water to the Bill Parcells throughout the season, continuing a longstanding rookie tradition.|
Dallas will also workout as many as 20 undrafted free agents this weekend.
TheRanchReport.com has confirmed that 17 UFA's have agreed to report to Valley Ranch so far. Some candidates obviously have a much better chance of staying on with the team than others.
Nevertheless, the 17 players are as follows: RB Tyson Thompson (San Jose St), S Dominique Price (Northwestern), LB Mike Goolsby (Notre Dame), LS Jon Condo (Maryland), OT Sam Wilder (Colorado), LB Roger Cooper (Montana St), DT Thomas Johnson (Middle Tenn St), WR Reggie Harrell (TCU), C Matt Tarullo (Syracuse), K Brett Visintainer (Fresno St), WR Jamaica Rector (NW Missouri St), OT Harvey Dahl (Nevada), TE Tony Curtis (Portland St), DE Claude Sanders (Fresno St), TE/LS Duncan Reid (Fresno St), FB Jonathan Evans (Baylor), DT Chris Van Hoy (Louisiana Tech).
Two additional players, both quarterbacks, will also be given try outs this weekend in Valley Ranch: Derek Maupin (West Texas A&M) and Dustin Long (Sam Houston St).
All players are expected to report to Valley Ranch on Thursday.
The Dallas Cowboys organization will release an official list of Undrafted Free Agent signings on Thursday.
Finally, as always, one of the more entertaining highlights during these rookie practice sessions is when the Cowboys first overall draft pick (Demarcus Ware) is responsible for bringing Bill Parcells water.
Ware must provide water to the Bill Parcells throughout the season, continuing a longstanding rookie tradition.
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