Last week, the Dallas Cowboys began holding full-team workouts at a undisclosed location in Dallas, with around 40 players participating in the next-best-thing to organized team activities, which have been wiped from the schedule to to the current labor impasse.
The workouts will continue this week, and Tony Romo, who has been leading the workouts with fellow veterans Jason Witten and DeMarcus Ware, is looking to increase the number of players in attendance.
Romo told reporters recently that he had reached out to a number of the newest class of Cowboys, the 2011 draft picks.
“I’ve talked to one or two guys and I know they are making arrangements as we speak,” Romo said, per ESPN Dallas.
First round selection Tyron Smith told his Twitter followers last week that he planned on heading to Dallas for workouts, and others--including running back DeMarco Murray and receiver Dwayne Harris--have expressed a similar interest. For Romo, the goal is to have as much participation as possible in this altogether peculiar offseason.
“I don’t want to say I expect more,” Romo said of last week’s workouts. “I would say that’s a great number for starting. We weren’t sure what the number was going to be. I know I stressed the importance to everybody, to say the least. I’d say it was just a point we needed to make it important. The guys know that. The guys are committed. Do I hope we get 50 there? Absolutely. We’re in contact with a couple of guys who have never been.”
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