IRVING, Texas A skillion quickie impressions from the Dallas Cowboys' work at OTAs at Valley Ranch:
Tony Romo isn't Peyton Manning. But being sidelined by the cyst-removal surgery didn't prevent him from light sideline throwing or from counseling teammates. He was especially demonstrative in instructing Dez Bryant how to simulate the footwork needed to pretend he's running against press coverage during route-running practice.
Mo Claiborne reports that he's gained six pounds of muscle -- helpful for a cornerback trying to survive in the Tampa-2 scheme.
New linebacker Justin Durant is expected to win the strongside job. But he didn't win it on Tuesday. He didn't fully participate, instead workout out on the side while wearing a thick hoodie sweatshirt under his jersey. While Durant sweated out some water weight, Alex Albright and Ernie Sims took some first-team snaps.
Kyle Orton did not throw the ball very accurately on Tuesday. It would be helpful if the veteran would ramp it up...