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08:04 AM ET 04.19 | Tony Romo appears intent upon putting together some of the most substantive workouts the lockout has seen. The Cowboys quarterback is actively trying to round up players for full-team workouts. And so far, his leadership is getting rave reviews. "Tony is doing a good job leading that up," tight end Jason Witten said at the Taste of the NFL charity event Sunday night. "It's been an important part of what we're doing." Witten said that along with Romo, veterans like himself and DeMarcus Ware are also making calls to teammates to help organize potential workouts. The lockout prevents contact between players and coaches, so teammates must plan with each other to work out together in the offseason.

The Dallas Morning News

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April 19, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Smart move. other players should take notice and do the same. might keep a few of them out of jail.

April 19, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Maybe they should wait until they actually have well attended, meaningful , workouts before they write these feel good stories.
Right now it is just an exercise in phone etiquette.

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April 19, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Off-the-field leadership translates to on-the-field.

Good deal...

April 19, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Romo threads were more fun when he was bangin' Jessica Simpson.

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April 19, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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So the 'boys actually practice?

Dez Bryant is organizing a Mall Walk for the whole team.

April 19, 2011  08:39 AM ET
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Romo threads were more fun when he was bangin' Jessica Simpson.

Yep ... at least we had eye candy.

April 19, 2011  08:40 AM ET

too little too late for Tony, the guy is a loser. Its more important to him that he stay relevant on TMZ rather than in the NFL.

April 19, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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Speed walking....cool

With real speed.

April 19, 2011  08:41 AM ET
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Romo threads were more fun when he was bangin' Jessica Simpson.

They would be even more fun if I was banging Jessica Simpson.

April 19, 2011  08:42 AM ET

If they thought about it they could pick up a sponsor to pay the tab. That would make some owners start to rethink things.

April 19, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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If they thought about it they could pick up a sponsor to pay the tab. That would make some owners start to rethink things.

and then the owners could make the players rethink things by using replacements. The players are in no position to play hard ball with the owners. they need them more than the owners need the players.

April 19, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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If they thought about it they could pick up a sponsor to pay the tab. That would make some owners start to rethink things.

Y'know, some enterprising fellow could make that work. Get some sports equipment company to pay you a pile of money. You rent the field and arrange for TV coverage. They put their signs all over the field.

Have your people talk to Tony's people and set up a meeting.

April 19, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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and then the owners could make the players rethink things by using replacements. The players are in no position to play hard ball with the owners. they need them more than the owners need the players.

In the long run, they need each other. The TV revenue contract has to be payed back if there are no games. I'm not sure if "replacement players" count as games from that standpoint. Without the real players, the revenue dries up quickly and the value of the team drops. Some teams still have to pay the mortgage on the stadiums.

April 19, 2011  08:56 AM ET

"<whimper><whimper><sob> He's my quarterback <whimper><whimper><sob> ... he's my teammate ... <whimper><whimper><sob><waaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!& gt;"

April 19, 2011  08:58 AM ET

No player is under more pressure heading into the regular season....if there will be a regular season that is.

April 19, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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Y'know, some enterprising fellow could make that work. Get some sports equipment company to pay you a pile of money. You rent the field and arrange for TV coverage. They put their signs all over the field.Have your people talk to Tony's people and set up a meeting.

I could probably swing the equipment and the field rental for a couple months, but there's no way I could afford to fight off the lawyers JJ would send.

 
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