Cowboys leaders planning team workouts

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Sometime in the next few weeks the Cowboys will begin to hold their first offseason workouts as a team during the lockout.

Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten said the leaders are in the process of putting together the sessions, adding, “Tony [Romo] is doing a good job leading that up. It’s been an important part of what we’re doing.”

A number of players have been working out in smaller groups across the area, from Southlake to McKinney, while other players, such as Tashard Choice and Orlando Scandrick, have been training out of state.

“Even when it does happen it’s not going to be an announcement,” Witten said. “It’s just going to be us going to work; not a secret but as us working and doing it together.”

Head coach Jason Garrett left the players with a message to work out together before the lockout began so they will be ready whenever an agreement is reached on the collective bargaining agreement.

“It’s been hard just because it’s kind of foreign to us,” Witten said of the lockout. “This is the time really when you’re getting back into it and starting to make evaluations and looking forward into next season. Definitely different. I think just as leaders you’re trying to keep contact with guys so that everybody is on the same communication as far as what the plans are as a team and giving us the best chance when it does get fixed.”