When training camp and the regular season were just a precursor................
Michael Irvin (light jersey) charges after Alundis Brice (far left) at training camp Friday as Broderick Thomas (51) tries to hold the receiver back. To the far right is Fred Strickland (55). Evidently some difference of opinion involving coverage and trash talk. (Associated Press photo)
"Don't mess with Michael," Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kevin Smith (26) appears to be telling teammate Alundis Brice at Saturday morning's practice session in Austin. Smith, who missed last season with an Achille's tendon injury, is expected to make a big difference in the Cowboys' secondary this season. Brice, on the other hand, has been getting heat from the coaches for his play during training camp. (Associated Press photo)
Dallas Cowboys lineman Larry Allen drives a golf cart after a recent practice session in Austin. (Associated Press photo)
Dallas Cowboys center Ray Donaldson cools off in the shade Thursday during training camp in Austin. Donaldson, 38, a 17-year veteran of the NFL, is one of only 32 players in history who have played in at least 220 games. (Associated Press photo)
Dallas Cowboys 14-year veteran Bill Bates drives special teams coach Joe Avezzano to practice in Austin. (Associated Press photo)