Romo details Cowboys' players-run lockout workouts

McKINNEY, TEXAS (AP) - No coaches. No reporters. No fans. Just football.

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys kind of like it that way. For now, at least.

With the lockout keeping NFL teams from their usual offseason practices, Romo has organized a series of workouts that have been attended by more than 40 players.

The sessions began last week. They are highly structured, based on old practice schedules Romo kept.

Players aren't saying when or where they are gathering because they don't want anyone watching. Romo said scrutiny would be counterproductive.

Romo provided details Monday after failing in his latest bid to qualify for the U.S. Open golf tournament. On a windy day at a tough course, he shot a 9-over 81 in a local qualifying round.

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