Valley Ranch Week In Review

Jerry Jones makes up with Tex Schramm, Raghib Ismail becomes serious about playing football again, and former UT quarterback Chris Simms workouts for 12 teams, including the Cowboys, are just some of the newsworthy items that have emerged in the last 7 days.

* Is Jerry Jones making amends with Tex Schramm? Time will tell, but the two had lunch at the club's Valley Ranch training complex this week.

Neither party is saying what they talked about, though it would seem logical if they broached the topic of Schramm being inducted into the Ring of Honor.

"A lot of people have lunch," Schramm said. "I don't have a comment on what we talked about."

Jones said he had a good discussion with Schramm.

"It was the first time he'd been back since he left in 1989," Jones said. "We had some good stories about what happened when he was running the team. We had some good discussions. It was a very nice lunch. I just thought it would be a good idea if we got together."

* When the Cowboys traded a sixth round pick to the Green Bay Packers for receiver Terry Glenn last month, they gave him a new five-year contract.

Details included $1.1 million signing bonus and base salaries of $655,000 in 2003, $1.5 million in 2004, $1.5 in 2005, $2 million in 2006 and $2.25 million in 2007. Glenn is also scheduled to get roster bonuses of $250,000 in each of the last four years of the deal and workout bonuses of $50,000 in all five years.

The deal worked out great for the Cowboys, considering that Glenn's salary cap number in 2003 is $1.1 million.

It was also good for Glenn, who was going to be cut by the Packers because they had no intention of paying him a $500,000 roster bonus and a $1.5 million base salary for next season.

* Less than a month after cutting off talks with the Redskins because he was contemplating retirement, former Cowboys wide receiver Raghib Ismail is focused in playing football again, a source said Wednesday.

To that end, the 10-year veteran has resumed talks with the Redskins and could have a deal done in the next few days.

* Thoughts of former Texas quarterback Chris Simms following in his dad's footsteps by playing for Cowboys coach Bill Parcells were buoyed some Tuesday. Simms, who has moved home to New Jersey, had his workout day for NFL Scouts outside Giants Stadium. The Cowboys were one of 12 teams to watch Simms throw over 100 passes in the 90-minute workout that was conducted by Giants coach Jim Fassel.

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