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Teams get back to work

Several NFL teams, including two in the NFC East, New York Giants and Washington Redskins, have started offseason voluntary workouts.

The Cowboys are not due at Valley Ranch for a couple more weeks.

One of the keys to these workouts is developing chemistry between a quarterback and his wide receivers. When the Cowboys' players return it will be interesting to see how Roy E. Williams, Miles Austin, Kevin Ogletree, Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd look with Tony Romo throwing passes.

Williams needs the most work with Romo, seeing how they're not on the same page. But Austin's continued development as a receiver is also of note.

Austin's ability to get better in 2010, could be the key to the Cowboys season. Wide receivers coach Ray Sherman gave Austin some tapes to watch of John Taylor, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss and others to help him get better.

Near the end of the season, Austin seemed up for the challenge, saying he needs to do little things, like turn his hips a certain way, shoulder fakes when running a route and catching a pass away from a defender to take his game to another level.

Austin has a good attitude about improving and that's a good sign for the Cowboys in 2010.