Friday, April 29, 2011
Tony Romo at Valley Ranch today
By Calvin Watkins and Todd Archer
Today NFL teams allowed players back in their facilities to workout and the Cowboys had several players show up.
Quarterback Tony Romo made his first appearance at Valley Ranch Friday morning since the lockout was lifted by a judge.
Also showing up today were Igor Olshansky, Jason Witten, Miles Austin, Phil Costa, Sam Young, Stephen McGee, Kevin Ogletree, Marc Colombo and Teddy Williams.
It's interesting to note that Colombo is at the complex less than 24 hours after the Cowboys drafted his replacement in tackle Tyron Smith from USC in the first round.
The Cowboys are scheduled to pay Colombo a $2.6 million option bonus by the 15th day of the league year, which hasn't started yet.
Jerry Jones said Thursday night he expects to visit with some players who come in to visit with the coaches and one of those players will be wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Jones talked to Bryant on the phone Thursday and said he wants the receiver to get looked at by the medical staff to make sure his surgrically repaired ankle is healing properly. Jones will also discuss several off-the-field issues Bryant has had with mall security and about some financial issues he's having.
Cowboys players are allowed to workout at Valley Ranch today, however, the team will begin the weight lifting portion of its offseason work on Monday.