News: DC.COM:Rookie Report 10-Man Group Making An Overall Early Impact

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    Rob Phillips

    IRVING, Texas - Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips believes a rookie isn't merely a rookie once they "earn their stripes."

    Phillips says he learned that first-year truth in 1981, his first year as an NFL defensive coordinator under his dad, Saints head coach Bum Phillips. The Saints were coming off a league-worst 1-15 season in 1980, and the new coaching staff didn't inherit a high veteran talent level.

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