Looks like Tony Romo and many of his teammates have indeed fulfilled his plan to conduct unofficial workouts, away from Cowboys coaches and other team personnel, in the wake of a lockout.
And who knows, it might be their only form of on-field activity for a while longer.
If the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis decides to grant a full stay of the lockout until the appeal process plays out – news broke Tuesday that an expedited hearing is set for June 3 – football activities could presumably be delayed for several more weeks. Players have not worked out at team facilities league-wide since mid-March, the only exception being last Friday, when football operations resumed for less than 24 hours before a temporary stay of the lockout was granted.
On Tuesday roughly 40 players were back to work at an undisclosed location, according to multiple reports. Romo, who has begun throwing normally after a season-ending collarbone injury last November, called the workout "crisp" and "fast," structured similarly to normal mini-camp practice.
Backup safety Barry Church tweeted, "Great team workout today."
Back in January, Romo said he wanted to take the responsibility of organizing unofficial throwing sessions and/or workouts during a potential work stoppage.
"We're going to get a jumpstart," Romo said. "Either way, we're going to be in a good position. I think we've got guys that will be committed, and (if not), I'll be on people. We'll be there."