Offseason Moves: What Next?

What's in store for the Dallas Cowboys the rest of this offseason? Is there any more help on the way at free safety or right tackle? What's up with Tony Romo? examines some of the answers and much more in this report.

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What's next for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason? Here's a look at what will likely happen between now and the start of training camp in late July:

1. Tony Romo Will Sign
Back up quarterback Tony Romo will sign his tender offer with the Cowboys. Romo, who is an exclusive rights free agent, will sign within the next seven days. What the hold up has been is anybody's guess, but insiders insist that he will sign before the end of next week, possibly sooner.

2. Veteran's Mini-camp
The entire offseason roster for the Dallas Cowboys will convene at Valley Ranch for a three-day mini-camp starting on May 26. And for the first time ever, all eight of the Cowboys' 2005 draft picks and 16 undrafted free agents will practice with the rest of the team. This three-day practice session is important for obvious reasons. For starters, it gives a chance for the veterans who have worked hard this offseason to showcase their newly refined skills, and it also allows the rookies and undrafted free agents a chance to show they can compete with the big boys. Some areas of the team that all fans should keep an eye on: 1) The battle for Julius Jones' back up at running back, 2) Who will stand out at free safety, and 3) Right tackle- is there truly an answer already on the roster.

3. Free Safety Help
This may be less of a concern that originally thought. Apparently, Keith Davis is part of the solution the Cowboys will consider here during the upcoming mini-camp and on into the start of training camp in late July. That doesn't mean that owner Jerry Jones won't be looking at other possible options, it just means that whatever options he looks at, he'll be looking for a bargain. That means no Ty Law or any other potential big name that could be lurking out there in free agency land.

4. Offensive Line Help
Again, just like free safety, the Cowboys will be bargain shoppers when it comes to enhancing their position on the offensive line. confirmed last month that Dallas has had contact with former Seahawks tackle Chris Terry, although the organization will wait to see how he is recovering from his shoulder injury before making a move. Terry, who stands in at 6-foot-5, 295 pounds, was released on March 18. If Dallas elects to say with its current roster, the starting spot will belong to either Kurt Vollers, Torrin Tucker, rookie Rob Petitti, or Ben Noll.

5. Name to Watch
Anyone wondering who the most impressive undrafted free agent is coming after last weekend's rookie min-camp? From what we gather, you may want to watch RB Tyson Thompson during the upcoming mini-camp. Thompson will be one of the fastest players on the field and he's going to challenge some of the other running backs currently on the roster, and that starts from fourth round draft pick Marion Barber III and goes on down to Anthony Thomas and Erik Bickerstaff.

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