IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys' offseason came to an official end Thursday with their final minicamp practice, but quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant plan to get together before training camp to get up to speed.
Bryant did not take part in any team drills during the offseason, but he went through a handful of individual drills and routes during the minicamp as he continued to rehab from January surgery on his right foot.
He was limited to nine games last season after breaking his foot in the season opener. Romo played in just four games in 2015 because of a broken left collarbone.
"There's a schedule in place," Romo said. "We're going to be out there. And he needs to just run routes and simulate two-minute [offense]. You've got to do these little things that emulate practice and games. And the only way to do that is to get out on the football field and go do it.
"Now, the hard part is having the defensive back right in front of your face and dealing some of those other little things. But you can do just about everything from your own physical standpoint when it comes to your lungs, your technique, the stuff that you do as if it were off coverage.
"Once you get to camp, it will take just a little bit of time to get the other stuff back. But he's played the game long enough that it won't take him much time. We just need him healthy. And when he's healthy, that stuff comes very fast."
Earlier in the offseason, receivers coach Derek Dooley estimated Romo and Bryant have had just 15 practices together since the 2014 divisional round playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. Bryant did not take part in the 2015 offseason program because of a contract stalemate. Early in training camp last summer, he suffered a strained hamstring that kept him out of all four preseason games. Then he got hurt in the season opener.
When he returned, Romo was out with the collarbone injury. They played in only one full game together last season. The two have combine for 412 completions for 5,017 yards and 50 touchdowns since 2010.
"There's nothing to knock the rust off," Bryant said. "It's something me and Tony established a long time ago. It's something that can't fade because that's something we had truly committed ourselves to, being on the same page. It's all about tuning in and going to work."