Notebook: Thin-skinned need not apply Position coach gives receivers much more than he gets in return By MATT MOSLEY / ************** OXNARD, Calif. – Todd Haley is the Don Rickles of the Cowboys coaching staff. Haley, who replaced receivers coach John McNulty in the off-season, doles out insults with rapid-fire precision. Coach Bill Parcells said earlier this week that Haley, 37, is one of the reasons he doesn't feel compelled to control practices anymore. The two worked together with the New York Jets and they share a biting wit. "I don't want sensitive guys," said Haley, who spent the last three seasons with the Chicago Bears. "If they can't handle me, then how are they going to handle pressure in a game?" Not even veteran receiver Keyshawn Johnson, a player who has a strong relationship with Haley, is safe. When Johnson went through a drill Monday at half-speed, Haley said: "Big, strong receiver my [expletive]." He seems to pick a new target each day. Haley threatened to fight Zuriel Smith after the receiver shot him a dirty look, and he's constantly apologizing to rookie Patrick Crayton for throwing the ball too hard. Crayton, who grew up in DeSoto, said Haley's profanity-laced insults actually inspire him. Asked how that could be, Crayton said, "It makes me work harder. I'll know I'm in trouble when he stops." On Thursday, Haley needled Cedric James after he dropped a pass during a four-cone drill that forces receivers to make sharp cuts. "You ought to be out at the beach, Cedric!" Haley shouted. "You look so good, you could just prance up and down the beach all day!" Haley's four-cone drill has become a must-see in what are generally monotonous practices. "I love that drill," he said. "All I'm trying to do is break their concentration. I find out what bothers them, and I go from there." So far, his best line of camp came after rookie receiver Terrance Copper dropped two passes. "Terrance, if my kids have to go to college on you, I'm in big trouble." Hometown team says no: The Cowboys are not interested in adding Tim Brown, a former Woodrow Wilson and Notre Dame standout, who was released by the Oakland Raiders after 16 seasons. Brown, 38, had expressed hopes in previous years of playing for the Cowboys. He is the NFL's third all-time leader in catches (1,070) and second in receiving yards (14,734). "Not right now, I wouldn't think," coach Bill Parcells said when asked if the Cowboys would want Brown. "That's one of the great players now. I remember the day he came out in the draft, he was the No. 1 player on our draft board." Turning back the calendar: The Cowboys will wear replicas of their jerseys from 1960-63 for the Thanksgiving game against the Chicago Bears. For the first time in 41 years, the Cowboys will wear a white helmet with a blue star. The blue uniform will be worn with white pants. The team had been using the double-star throwback from the 1990s in recent years on Thanksgiving. Briefly: Fullback Jamar Martin laid out linebacker Dat Nguyen with a block during inside running drills, prompting Bill Parcells to shout, "Watch out, Dat. It's dangerous over there." ... Safety Darren Woodson, who had back surgery last week, is expected to arrive in Oxnard, Calif., today.