News: AP Jamie Aron: Slumping Dallas Cowboys go back to basics in practice, film sessions

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    By Jaime Aron (CP) – 2 hours ago

    IRVING, Texas — Miles Austin practised without his sticky gloves Wednesday, forcing him to watch every pass into his hands more than usual.

    During film sessions, offensive linemen studied not only whether they blocked their man, but how. Defensive linemen went through similar analysis.

    Coach Wade Phillips hopes that kind of attention to details will salvage the 1-6 Dallas Cowboys.

    A back-to-basics approach is the latest plan the Cowboys are trying to turn around their season. It can't hurt. Dallas has lost four straight and already has more losses than last season with nine games still to play.

    "You keep trying the same things and getting the same results, so we'll try a new thing," quarterback Jon Kitna said. "A little more individual-type work. Working with the receivers and tight ends and backs a little more than we have been. Refreshing, during-the-season type stuff."

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