FRISCO, Texas (KETK) – The Dallas Cowboys will be the subject of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
An official announcement could come as soon today, said Schefter. This would be the Cowboys third time to be featured on the five-episode show. The others were in 2002 and 2008.
The show follows an NFL team through training camp and covers their preparation for the upcoming season. It uniquely highlights not just on the field problems, but personal disputes as well involving players and coaches.
One of the elements of the show is how it highlights how rookies handle their first offseason camp in the NFL. It has been branded as the “first sports-based reality series.”
The Cowboys are attempting to bounce back from a season that was derailed by quarterback Dak Precott’s brutal leg injury against the New York Giants.
After starting 2-3, the team would lose six of their next seven games. Despite the abysmal record and using four different quarterbacks during the season, the Cowboys still had a chance to make the playoffs until the bitter end due to all of the NFC East teams finishing with a losing record.
The Cowboys finished 6-10, just one game behind the 7-9 divisional champion Washington Football Team. The NFC East has not had a repeat champion since 2004, by far the longest active streak in the league’s history.