Dallas Cowboys practice is underway and the players are starting to get back to their normal routines.
It’s a routine that’s been in place since the offseason, when the Cowboys decided to go out and spend some time in the summer to get the players acclimated to the climate and weather they’ll be facing in Dallas for the rest of the season.
The Cowboys were the only NFL team to practice during the summer, but they’ve been busy since then.
The team played nine games in August and they’re on pace to play 17 games in September, and 16 in October.
Coach Jason Garrett said they’ve spent time in different locations to get them acclimatized.
The team practiced Tuesday in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where the weather is expected to be about 20 degrees cooler than what they’ll see in Dallas during the regular season.
The temperature was 19 degrees on Wednesday, and Garrett said the team will be able to practice outside later in the week.
Dallas is the only team to play two games in the preseason this year.
The Cowboys were one of three teams that went out and played in the 2017 NFL Draft and are one of two teams to not play in the draft, along with the Steelers.