Player-Run Workouts On Hold For Now

With the lockout in effect, players across the league have taken to organizing their own versions of offseason team activities, which, had they not been locked out, would have been taking place unfettered around this time of year at team headquarters.

As it is, the Cowboys have been working out at undisclosed locations around the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with a high attendance rate. According to reports, around 45 players have participated in the workouts, which are being led by veterans Tony Romo, Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware and Bradie James.

However, according to receiver Manny Johnson, these workouts have been suspended temporarily.

"We stopped that about a week or so ago and I think we'll start that back up pretty soon," Johnson said recently, per the Dallas Morning News.

As the DMN’s Rainer Sabin points out, this temporary hiatus might be explained by the fact that Romo has been absent for a while, what with getting married and going on a honeymoon, etc.

Whenever the workouts pick back up, there’s no reason to believe that the (kind of impressive, thus far) attendance will take much of a hit.

"A lot of guys live in Dallas and a lot of guys come back for offseason programs," center Andre Gurode said recently. "It's one of those things where you just want to do whatever you need to do to make sure your team is getting better and you're getting better and you're getting ready for the season."

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