The Dallas Cowboys have begun the first part of their 2013 season that involves the playing field versus the war room. Playing in shells, without pads and having minimal contact isn't quite the perfect training ground for the battles that lie ahead, but they are imperative for the growth of this team.
It's hard to get a full grasp of the progress of certain players, but things to look for in the evaluation process are the conditions of the players, any injury situations or rehabilitation's and the installation of schemes on both sides of the ball.
Some players will flourish in this type of setting, some are looking to simply make an NFL roster and impress the coaches, and in the case of most veterans, they are simply looking to get back in the flow of the NFL season.
The Dallas Cowboys should be on a mission this season. A mission that is based on the need to take a leap forward in the competitive NFC, the need to prove that they are better than 8-8 and the need to prove to the fans that there is reason for optimism.
So what have we learned about this team after the OTA sessions? Is there anybody that we should be keeping our eyes on or is it simply premature at this point? Whatever the case may be, there are certain players who have raised their stock.
Let's find out who they are.