12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, August 2, 2006
By TODD ARCHER / The Dallas Morning News
•The Cowboys worked on kickoffs Tuesday, but Mike Vanderjagt
did not attempt any. Instead, Shaun Suisham
and Tyler Fredrickson
got the nod, and their first two kicks got to the 12 and 15. Their final six kicks all got inside the 5.
•Before Keith Davis
was forced to the sideline briefly, he came up with another interception. This time he stepped in front of a Jeff Mroz
pass and, as he built up a head of steam, he handed the ball to offensive tackle Dennis Roland
as the two of them approached the sideline.
•Former Cowboy Robert Bailey
was on hand. He won a Super Bowl with the Cowboys in 1995 and works with Terrell Owens
' agent, Drew Rosenhaus
, on the marketing side of things.
•During the middle of practice, the giant inflatable Ford ad was brought crashing down by gusting winds. It took several members of the team's marketing staff to get it in the air again.
•It was not a good day for the first-team offense on late-game situations. After an incompletion and then a sack of Drew Bledsoe
, Bill Parcells
yelled, "Get me another offense out here!" Unfortunate- ly, the other units weren't much better.
•Backup quarterback Tony Romo
was intercepted twice. Ryan Fowler
got him the first time, as Romo threw into traffic. Junior Glymph
was the other culprit.
had a nice breakup of a Bledsoe pass intended for Owens during one-on-one drills in the end zone, throwing up his arm at the last moment.
•The Cowboys are good for a fleaflicker or two a season, but the running backs might need some work on the pitch back to the quarterback. Marion Barber
's flip nearly sailed over Romo's head.
•After rookie Pat McQuistan
gave up a sack, Parcells said, "That lost the game right there." The coach, however, had kind words for McQuistan, a seventh- round pick, during his news conference.
•Rookie safety Pat Watkins
let what could have been his third interception in two days slip through his hands on a deep pass by Romo to Patrick Crayton