Dez Bryant doesn't show up at Valley Ranch


IRVING -- Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant didn't show up at Valley Ranch on Friday despite telling team owner Jerry Jones he would do so.

In a brief conversation before walking into the Cowboys' War Room, Jones confirmed he didn't speak with Bryant. The Cowboys were hoping to visit with Bryant to discuss some of his off-the-field issues and to check on his surgically repaired ankle, which he broke on Dec. 5.

Several Cowboys players arrived at Valley Ranch on Friday and worked out which included tackle Marc Colombo who might get released when the 2011-12 league year starts.

The Cowboys drafted Tyron Smith, a tackle from USC, and he's being projected as a right tackle.

"He just does his work," line coach Hudson Houck said. "It never came up, but it's a business."