The Dallas Cowboys kicked off their OTA sessions minus the participation of Tony Romo. Although his inability to play came as a last minute surprise, this is a time to lay the foundation for the 2013 season. It's also a time to merge the veterans and rookies and find out more about the makeup of this roster.
The anticipation is always going to center around the rookies, particularly the draft picks, and how they perform early on. It's what makes it exciting for the fans and it's what makes it exciting to see the fruits of the team's labor.
In the case of the Cowboys, these OTA sessions provide the fans with the first glimpses of the draft picks and undrafted rookies. So while all eyes will be on Travis Frederick, Gavin Escobar, Terrance Williams and Joseph Randle, we should all be paying attention to Eric Rogers and Kendial Lawrence as well.
Might the Cowboys find another diamond in the rough? How did Frederick look? Are Escobar's hands really as good as advertised?
All valid questions seeking just as equally valid answers. Let's look at some of the storylines.