Cowboys veterans have some new teammates, but they have yet to see them on the field. None of the rookies have shown up yet for the player-only workouts, though they are expected soon.
Tony Romo said 45 veterans attended the workouts last week.
“It’s been good for us,” Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said Monday at the opening of the TopGolf entertainment complex in Allen. “I think we said at the beginning when we did this that we wanted to get an edge in the off-season. Obviously, we have a lot of work to do. We were 6-10 last year, so we have a lot we can get better at.
“[Romo] has done a good job of leading it, but a lot of other guys, too, are being responsible for their group -- Marc Colombo and [Keith] Brooking and Bradie James and DeMarcus [Ware]. There are so many guys. It’s really an opportunity for us as leaders to take our team to another level. It’s been good from the standpoint of there’s no distractions. It’s go in and go to work and get better.”
Cowboys players remain hopeful that the lockout will end before the season is scheduled to begin. They are ready to return to Valley Ranch.
“I still have a firm belief that people who make the decisions will come to a conclusion here that will be a benefit for all parties,” Romo said. “To all the players, it’s obvious: We want to play football. We want to be out there, and we want to be doing what we love to do. I hope, and I expect that will happen.”
-- Charean Williams