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News: FWST: Cowboys try to find change for the nickel (Notes)

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    By Jan Hubbard


    IRVING -- When Bobby Carpenter was traded in the off-season, the Dallas Cowboys were hoping one of several players could take Carpenter's place in the nickel package -- most notably rookie Sean Lee.

    As it turns out, however, Cowboys coach Wade Phillips has been more comfortable with veteran linebackers Keith Brooking and Bradie James playing in third-down situations.

    James is only 29, but Brooking is 35, and the concern Phillips has is if the two veterans play extended minutes, they could wear down at the end of the season.

    Food for thought

    Wade Phillips restated his opposition to rookie hazing Wednesday, but said he did not think that the Dallas players sticking Dez Bryant with a dinner tab of nearly $55,000 qualified as harassment.


    Offensive tackle Marc Colombo was held out of practice as a precaution. Colombo missed the last two weeks of training camp and first regular-season game with a knee injury.

    Offensive guard Kyle Kosier (knee) and tight end Jason Witten (knee) did not practice and will be re-evaluated next week.

    The Cowboys will practice today, then have the next three days off.

  2. yrades

    yrades Member

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    Bryant was held out of practice Wednesday with a sore wallet.
    How do you pay a 55,000 tab? Cash? Check? Credit? I know he makes
    a lot of money, but you really think he has a credit card with that kind
    of limit? Amex black card? I bet he had to call his agent and make arrangements.

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