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No workouts makes Jason Garrett wait

3/21/2011

NEW ORLEANS -- With the players locked out and league business shut down, it's created an interesting situation for NFL coaches.

Voluntary workouts for the Cowboys were supposed to start Monday but didn't due to the lockout. It's made Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wait.

"I think it’s frustrating for everyone involved in the league that it’s not business as usual right now," Garrett said. "But that’s the way it is and we have to understand what it is and we have to deal with it and still be able to function as well as we can given the circumstances."

Prior to the lockout occurring, several Cowboys players met with the coaches at Valley Ranch to get workout plans and defensive and offensive schemes.

For the defensive players this was important because they have a new defensive coordinator in Rob Ryan. Terence Newman and Tony Romo have said they want to gather players together and work out during the lockout.

"That's one of the issues with all the teams who have new coaches, that you’re not going to have that traditional offseason," Garrett said. "And hopefully it gets resolved quickly and you can get to that. But we’ll see."