The Cowboys were reportedly one of several teams fined by the league for having illegal contact with the players during the dead period before the lockout.
It may be money well spent for owner Jerry Jones, considering that the defensive players apparently got enough info from new coordinator Rob Ryan to teach the Ryan's system during the player-run workouts.
Quarterback Tony Romo talked on Monday, and he repeatedly mentioned the work the defense is getting in learning the new system and how that was impacting the workouts.
“With a new system, I think the new system is bringing a little energy to the defensive side of the ball," Romo said. "I don’t know if you can pinpoint how important it is to the defense learning a new system, the verbage, talking to the guys.”
Romo said the players warm up, stretch and do individual drills before breaking up into separate offensive and defensive units. There the defense has its own walk-through period, where they go over the new system on cards.
“The defense splits up into a walk-through period through different cards that are set up for the day for the defense and learning the system,” Romo said.