Both owner and general manager Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett have said publicly that they approve of the Cowboys’ player-organized workouts this offseason, which are being conducted by veterans like Tony Romo, Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware at an undisclosed location around the Metroplex.
The difficulty of such player-supervised workouts is that players coming off of injury, such as wide receiver Dez Bryant, who missed the final four weeks of his rookie season due to a fractured ankle, are unable to contact team doctors due to the lockout.
"Dez is one who, if you get him near a football, you have to slow him down, not get him encouraged," Jones said recently, per ESPN Dallas. "So if he does that in the right form, he gets to work with our quarterback, he gets to do the right things, the impact of not having our coaches involved before the season."
With the lockout in place, coaches rely on third parties to monitor the progress of players coming off of injury. According to Jones, the news concerning the progress of the rehabbing players has been positive.
"The players are very sophisticated and should be when it comes to basics," Jones said. "Not only limiting themselves of their condition or limiting themselves of running [and] stretching and all of those kinds of things, I have a lot of confidence they will be responsible in how they approach these workouts."
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