Allen to join minicamp Guard is running with Cowboys but not lifting weights with them 08:21 PM CDT on Thursday, May 27, 2004 BY TODD ARCHER / The Dallas Morning News GRAPEVINE – When the Cowboys have their first full-team minicamp of the off-season next week, Larry Allen will be in attendance. Allen has been running with his teammates the last few weeks after a meeting with coach Bill Parcells and owner and general manager Jerry Jones. He is not, however, lifting weights with the team. Parcells said his meeting with Allen was short but went well. "I'm not monitoring [the workouts] that closely, but my strength coach is," Parcells said from the team's annual golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club, "and he's telling me it's going pretty well. ... I'm hoping it works out. It would be in everybody's best interest." Jones said Allen is "working as hard as I've seen him work," and that this is the healthiest he has seen Allen in three years. Allen was slowed last off-season following ankle surgery and was never in top condition during the regular season. The Cowboys attempted to trade Allen before the draft, but he nixed a deal to Detroit when he would not restructure his contract. "My mentality is that Larry is going to be a significant contributor to our team and our success," Jones said. The minicamp, which starts June 5, will be the first organized on-field work for the full team since the playoff loss to Carolina in January.