The Dallas Cowboys are continuing to participate in player organized workouts. At least 40 players have been brought together by starting quarterback Tony Romo for the sessions.
One high-profile player, Dez Bryant, was not originally participating in the workouts but he came around and joined last week. The past few days, high-profile player is not attending the workouts — Cowboys first round draft pick, Tyron Smith.
Smith has not shown up for the workouts, despite being invited by Romo. Instead, working out with his agent, Joe Panos, in Milwaukee. Panos is a former NFL offensive lineman who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills. Smith still plans on coming to Dallas to workout with his new team.
Even though the top pick is not working out with the team and becoming familiar with his new teammates, Smith is still hard at work getting to know the offense. He visited Valley Ranch the day after being the Cowboys first round selection and spent time going over the offensive scheme with offensive line coach Hudson Houck. Smith also has his hands on the playbook, because he visited the facility while the lockout was temporarily lifted.
While I wish Smith was with the team, I won’t criticize him just yet. He seems to be very committed to learning the offense and will hopefully join the player workouts with a good grasp on the scheme.