Players Begin Showing Up At Valley Ranch

About 10 players showed up at Valley Ranch on Friday, the first day NFL teams have allowed players to return to work.

It's the first day players have had access to team facilities since March 11, the day before the league imposed the lockout.

Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.com blogger, said Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Marc Colombo, Kyle Kosier, Stephen McGee, Igor Olshanksy, Kevin Ogletree, Teddy Williams,Phil Costa and Sam Young all visited the practice facility.

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Miles Austin showed up as well, and more players are expected to visit throughout the day, including Dez Bryant who, according to a report on ESPNDallas.com, will be having his surgically repaired ankle evaluated.

Players are able to workout, talk with coaches or conduct any other normal business at Valley Ranch.

The NFL work stoppage was invalidated by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson on Monday -- she also rejected the NFL's request to halt the ruling while they pursued an appeal with the Eighth Circuit Court.

Should the court grant the appeal, the doors to Valley Ranch could once again be closed to players.

Even with the uncertainty of the future of the 2011 season, Dallas Cowboys COO and EVP Stephen Jones said earlier this week that he was 99.9 percent sure the season would start on time.

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