One offensive player the Cowboys are counting on to not only stay healthy, but provide big-play ability is Felix Jones, who missed 10 games due to injury last season.
Ellis To Oakland
Ex-Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis is expected to sign with Oakland after meeting with Raiders officials over the weekend.
When asked what specific part of Gerald Sensabaugh's game that Wade Phillips is excited about, the head coach spoke highly of his new strong safety's ability to cover.
Punter Works Out
The Cowboys had rookie punter Matt Fodge in for a workout this week for the mini-camp. Fodge hasn't been added to the roster, but he could lighten the load for Mat McBriar, who is returning from a broken foot injury last season.
The Cowboys will practice just once on Tuesday, giving the players a light rest in between the two-a-days scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Although the players might not be off their feet too much. The team will tour the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington with owner/general manager Jerry Jones . . . Scouting assistant Rich Behm, who was paralyzed from the waist down during the May 2 practice facility collapse at Valley Ranch, attended his first practice since the accident. Behm is getting close to returning to work full-time back at Valley Ranch . . . Former Cowboys assistant coach Joe Avezzano, one of the two primary coaches in Michael Irvin's reality show "4th and Long," which will provide the team a player for the start of training camp, was in attendance. The show has finished taping but is only halfway through the airing on Spike TV, with another new episode to air Monday night at 9 p.m. (CDT).