With training camp less than a month away, the NFL is fining the Dallas Cowboys for OTA violations, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The news broke Thursday afternoon as the NFL fined also fined the Jacksonville Jaguars, and San Francisco 49ers for similar violations.

As of this writing, the exact violations for each team have not been reported. However, some have speculated that this could have something to do with what NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith in a conference call last month. In the call, Smith mentioned a team had penalized for violating the CBA’s offseason rules.

The exact money per fine has also been reported by Adam Schefter. The Cowboys will also lose one game of OTAs next year.

It’s been an offseason with plenty of controversy between the NFL and NFLPA as the players’ union tried to keep players away from voluntary workouts. Earlier in the offseason, Ja’Wuan James was released by the Denver Broncos after he injured himself working outside of the team facilities.

However, these fines don’t seem like a big deal as the Dallas Cowboys get ready to travel to Oxnard, California for training camp later in July. It’ll be interesting to see what the NFL says the Cowboys did wrong in Mike McCarthy’s 15th year as an NFL Head Coach.

This wasn’t the only fine announced in the NFC East on Thursday. The NFL also announced a $10 million fine for the Washington Football Team as a result of the league’s investigation into the team culture. The investigation began after multiple women accused Washington staffers of sexual abuse last year.

Given the NFL’s history of announcing fines and suspensions before the 4th of July, we’ll see if the upcoming few days feature player suspensions ahead of the 2021 season.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys have announced their official dates for Training Camp in Oxnard. The first practice of the year will take place July 22nd as the team has announced fans will be allowed in the stands.

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