Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy says fine for workout violations was ‘healthy experience to learn from’

OXNARD, Calif. — The Cowboys were one of three teams, Jacksonville and San Francisco being the others, fined by the NFL for offseason workout violations. Mike McCarthy was fined $50,000 and the Cowboys as a franchise received a $100,000 fine.

“I actually had a very good conversation with the league office. I thought it was informative,” McCarthy said. “I think they’re in a very tough spot. Not as tough as my spot because it came out of my pocket. But I think first and foremost, we’re doing it the right way.”

The Cowboys had some players involved in contact drills for nearly nine plays, during offseason workouts, which is not allowed per the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA.

“I think like anything in life,” McCarthy said, “if you’re punished for trying to do too much the right way as opposed to not doing enough the right way, I think that’s a healthy experience to learn from.”

Draft picks sign

Cowboys’ third-round picks, defensive end Chauncey Golston and cornerback Nahshon Wright signed their contracts on Wednesday and are expected to be ready for Thursday’s practice. The two defensive players were the last of the 11 Cowboys’ draft picks to sign their rookie deals.

Roster spot remains open

The Cowboys have one spot available on their 90-man roster heading into the first practice. The Cowboys worked out several quarterbacks in the offseason but didn’t sign anyone. Adding a…

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