ORLANDO, Fla. –- Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said roughly 30 players have been working out over the past week, well ahead of the scheduled offseason training program. Though he didn’t say quarterback Tony Romo was among that group, Phillips did say that Romo is one of the most diligent players in that regard.
“Tony Romo, you can count on,” Phillips said at the NFC coaches breakfast at the NFL Annual Meeting. “You can count on him any time. You can count on him during the season, you can count on him as a player, you can count on him during the offseason. I don’t think he’s missed a workout since I’ve been the coach here.”
Owner Jerry Jones and Phillips have said the team is still working on signing restricted free-agent wide receiver Miles Austin to a long-term deal. Phillips also said he doesn’t think any of the team’s three running backs – Marion Barber, Felix Jones or Tashard Choice – will be traded.
“They’re all good workers, they’re all talented and they’re just going to get better and better,” Phillips said. “We like what we have.”