Normally about this time of the year the Texas Rangers are so far out of first place that fans are ready for something to take their minds off of it. That's not the case this year. The Rangers are having a great summer. They are in first place with a several game lead over the Angels and could actually win the division and go to the playoffs. They'll bear watching through September this year.
But in spite of that, football is back to take away at least part of our attention. Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys opened their training camp in San Antonio and the players reported. The first real practices will begin today. They will remain in San Antonio until August 6th, when they'll break camp and head to Ohio for the Hall of Fame game against Cincinnati on August 8th. Then they'll open their second training camp in Oxnard, California. They will stay their until August 27th and then return to Dallas.
The Cowboys should all be at the first practice since there are no holdouts this year. They have even agreed to terms with all their draftees. They still need to get some of the signatures, but that shouldn't be a problem since contract details have been agreed to. Some expected it to be hard to get a contract with number one pick Dez Bryant, but he has already agreed to a five-year deal worth $11.8 million and should report on time.
Now the process starts to see who will be on the Cowboys' roster on opening day. It should be fun for us fans as we keep one eye on the Rangers and the other on the Cowboys' training camp. I'm excited just talking about it.