Mid-Day Report: Cowboys Running Light

You Should've Seen:
Former Cowboys great Lee Roy Jordan visited the Alamodome Monday, addressing the team in the huddle after practice. The Ring-of-Honor linebacker, who won a Super Bowl with the Cowboys, was invited by Phillips to give the team a few words of encouragement. After practice, Jordan expressed his surprise at the precision and work ethic of the team.

Who's Hot:
Jerheme Urban. Aside from fielding punts for the first time, Urban has become the favorite receiver for backup quarterback Brad Johnson. Urban, who made some impressive catches during practice, has appeared to distance himself from some of the other receivers vying for a roster spot.

Who's Not:
Richard Bartel. The undrafted rookie free agent from Tarleton State exhibited his inexperience during practice with a slew of botched plays during team drills. First, he severely under threw Jerard Rabb, then fumbled a snap and finished off his forgettable series of downs by stepping up in the pocket to fire what looked like a one-winged duck into traffic.

Injury Update:
WR Terry Glenn, knee - 2 weeks (7/30)
WR Terrell Owens, back spasms - day-to-day (8/5)
CB Quincy Butler, pulled muscle - day-to-day (8/5)
DT Jason Hatcher, hamstring - day-to-day (7/30)
LB Greg Ellis, Achilles tendon - day-to-day (7/25)
WR Jamaica Rector, knee - day-to-day (7/31)
OL Steve Franklin, calf strain (8/3)
RB Alonzo Coleman, ankle - day-to-day
WR Isaiah Stanback, shin splints - active/non-football injury

Missed Practice:
WR Terrell Owens (back spasms)
WR Terry Glenn (knee)
CB Quincy Butler (pulled muscle)
OL Steve Franklin (calf strain)
DT Jason Hatcher (hamstring)
RT Marc Colombo (knee scope)
LB Greg Ellis (Achilles tendon)
LT Flozell Adams (knee scope)
WR Jamaica Rector (knee)
RB Alonzo Coleman (ankle)
WR Isaiah Stanback (shin splints)

Returned to Practice:
CB Alan Ball (knee)

Transactions:
RT Marc Colombo, activated from active PUP (8/5)
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)
LT Flozell Adams, activated from active PUP (7/25)
QB Matt Baker, waived (7/26)
RT James Marten, signed (7/26)
LB Anthony Spencer, signed (7/26)
LT Flozell Adams, placed on active PUP (7/25)
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:
"He doesn't sing very well, I can tell you that. You know, they make the rookies sing, and he's bad. I don't know if he's the worst one. We've got a couple there that are pretty good." - on his impressions of top draft pick Anthony Spencer.

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