12:30 AM CDT on Tuesday, August 8, 2006
By TODD ARCHER / The Dallas Morning News
• Bill Parcells
made sure his team was back at it after a day off, riding just about everybody for the two-hour morning session. At one point before team red-zone drills, Parcells threw the first team off the field when rookie tight end Anthony Fasano
messed up a formation. He later praised Fasano for a nice block that led to a Julius Jones
• As he announced the different teaching periods, Parcells had a new nickname for Jones: Click, clack. It's a take off the Under Armour commercials that feature Jones and several other players.
• For all of those worried, Flozell Adams
was back with the first team at left tackle Monday. Parcells said Adams' play has improved as camp has gone on. Marc Colombo
continues to work with the first team at right tackle.
• It's tough to keep veterans down. After getting beaten by Skyler Green
in the end zone on an out and up, Aaron Glenn
came back with a perfect breakup of a pass to Patrick Crayton
on his next snap.
• Rookie receiver Miles Austin
has his right thigh taped heavily. After making one play receivers coach Todd Haley
deadpanned, "Nice catch, Miles. I'm surprised you can run with all that tape."
• We have to document it because it had not been seen in camp: Terence Newman
was beaten for a touchdown in end zone drills when he allowed Crayton to get inside on a short route.
• In one-on-one pass drills, Thomas Johnson
dominated Cory Procter
. Johnson makes progress, but he needs to be more consistent with his technique to earn full trust.
• Kicker Mike Vanderjagt
believes he has found the issue with his slow start to camp. He didn't have his steps down correctly, which led to him pushing kicks to the right. He made only two of four tries with the team, but the ball came off his foot with more power.
• After safety Roy Williams
nearly picked off a Tony Romo
pass intended for Jason Witten
, he did five pushups. It's customary for the defensive backs to do pushups for missed or dropped interceptions.
• Drew Bledsoe's
dad, Mac, signed an autograph during practice.
• Jerry Jones
is not at practice. He is at the NFL meetings in suburban Chicago in which a new commissioner could be named.