Dallas Cowboys

Romo backs his comments on NFL, NFFC battle

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo criticized the NFL during several radio interviews Tuesday about the cancellation of the National Fantasy Football Convention, which was scheduled for next month in Las Vegas.

He declined to elaborate on those comments when speaking to the media Wednesday after organized team activities.

Romo, who not coincidentally was wearing a blue hat with an NFL logo emblazoned on it, said he has no regrets about what he said and stands behind his comments.

Romo said he has not had any contact with the NFL before or after the NFFC was canceled because of the league’s objection to it being held at a property connected with a casino.

Romo criticized the timing of the NFL’s concerns, while wondering aloud if money was at the root of the problem. Romo was an investor in the NFFC.

“I think I don’t need to go into much more detail,” Romo said. “I’m sure all the rumors and things that are thrown out there, I’m sure the NFL and NFFC will be able to talk to each other about that stuff. I said everything I was going to say. I said what I thought.”

Romo said he was aware of a snarky tweet directed at him from the official NFL twitter account, but the tweet was quickly removed.

“Yeah, someone showed me about it,” Romo said. “Obviously, when someone takes it down after nine minutes, it tells you probably all you need to know.”

Seastrunk sighting

Lache Seastrunk is the latest former Baylor standout to join the Cowboys organization, and he’s ready to make the most of his opportunity.

The running back joined the Cowboys on Monday, and he is expected to provide depth in the backfield.

“I’m just happy for the opportunity,” Seastrunk said Wednesday. “I don’t care if it’s holding or kicking — I’ll do whatever it takes. I just want to really stick somewhere and call it home for a while.”

Seastrunk, 23, started his NFL career last year with the Redskins as a sixth-round pick, but was among the final cuts. He caught on with Carolina and Tennessee as a practice squad player before being released by the Titans last month.

McFadden watch

Darren McFadden spent Wednesday working out on the side, continuing his rehab on a strained hamstring.

McFadden admitted he’d rather be a full participant, but is more concerned about being ready for the season.

“It’s definitely frustrating,” McFadden said. “It’s one of those things I’d rather sit out now instead of pushing it and have something lingering on me.”

McFadden expects to do more during minicamp next week, and said his hamstring is “doing great.”


Linebacker Rolando McClain has opted to stay in Alabama to rehab his right knee, rather than report to OTAs.

Coach Jason Garrett said McClain and receiver Dez Bryant were the two notable players missing as OTAs wrapped up Wednesday, the same two who skipped most of the workouts.

Bryant showed up sporadically during the first couple weeks of OTAs, but Garrett said he “has not been here recently.”

Lee’s progress

Linebacker Sean Lee took another step in his return from torn ACL surgery Wednesday, when he participated in seven-on-seven drills for the first time.

While Lee has received a clean bill of health from doctors after missing the 2014 season, the Cowboys have brought him back slowly during the off-season.

Drew Davison contributed to this report

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