Mid-Day Report: Cowboys Endorse Irvin's Induction

You Should've Seen:
Phillips might have shown his age Saturday, attempting one of those tricky two-part high-fives the kids do these days. Phillips nailed the high-five part with Roy Williams, but the coach missed badly on the reverse down-low end of the gesture. Better stick to fist pounds, coach.

Who's Hot:
The Cowboys' defense came up big in 11-on-11 drills Saturday morning, intercepting several passes. Roy Williams, Ken Hamlin and even reserve linebacker John Saldi came away with a pick. The unit was applying pressure too, as Akin Ayodele came untouched right up the middle for a would-be sack on Tony Romo, and Brad Johnson had a pass deflected at the line.

Who's Not:
Quarterback Richard Bartel has had a rough go of it the last few days, and seems to be losing the third quarterback competition to Oregon State rookie Matt Moore. Bartel had an ugly interception in the two-minute drill Thursday, simply throwing the ball up for grabs in the end zone, and badly underthrew wide receiver Jerard Rabb today on a pass Ken Hamlin intercepted.

Injury Update:
CB Alan Ball, knee (8/4)
OL Steve Franklin, calf strain (8/3)
WR Jamaica Rector, knee pain - day-to-day (7/31)
DT Jason Hatcher, hamstring strain - day-to-day (7/30)
WR Terry Glenn, knee surgery - out at least 2 weeks (7/29)
LB Kevin Burnett, head injury - returning for afternoon practice (7/29)
LB Greg Ellis, sore heel - day-to-day (7/25)
RT Marc Colombo, knee scope - returning for afternoon practice
RB Alonzo Coleman, ankle - day-to-day
WR Isaiah Stanback, shin splints - active/non-football injury

Missed Practice:
LT Flozell Adams (rest)
G Steve Franklin (calf strain)
WR Jamaica Rector (knee)
DT Jason Hatcher (hamstring)
LB Greg Ellis (heel)
WR Terry Glenn (knee scope)
LB Kevin Burnett (head)
RT Marc Colombo (knee scope)
RB Alonzo Coleman (ankle)
WR Isaiah Stanback (shin splints)

Returned to Practice:

LB Khari Long, signed (8/3)
P Sam Paulescu, waived (8/3)
LT Pete Lougheed, signed (8/1)
RT Jim Molinaro, placed on IR (8/1)
QB Matt Baker, waived (7/26)
LT Flozell Adams, placed on active PUP (7/25)
LB Anthony Spencer, signed (7/26)
RT Marc Colombo, placed on active PUP (7/25)
RB Alonzo Coleman, placed on active PUP (7/25)
WR Isaiah Stanback, placed on active/non-football injury (7/25)
WR Isaiah Stanback, signed (7/25)
G Doug Free, signed (7/25)
K Nick Folk, signed (7/25)
FB Deon Anderson, signed (7/25)
DB Courtney Brown, signed (7/25)
DB Alan Ball, signed (7/25)

Wade's Best:
"I told them, 'we don't play the Cowboys. We don't play the Dallas Cowboys so let's don't kill them." - Phillips on his request for defenders to tone down their aggressiveness in practice.

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