T-New is out 3 weeks with a groin strain. I had a chance to talk with him over a bowl of chili last night. He says he can run straight but can not cut.
At practice rookie Mike Jenkins has been running with the first team along with Adam Jones.
SHAMLESS PLUG: Matt Barrie will have a story on him tonight at 6pm on NBC 5 sports.
Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart told me not to read too much into Jenkins running with the ones. He said he was trying not to wear guys out and was experimenting with different combinations. Alan Ball is injured with an ankle sprain so they are tyring to keep bodies fresh. They have another practice today.
One thought in throwing Jenkins out there with the one is to get him up to speed. Stewart said that Jenkins will learn more working with Ken Hamlin and Roy Williams than if he just worked with other young guys like himself.
Danny Amendolawill make this team if he can have a good preseason. The kid makes catches. The rookie free agent out of Texas Tech has to show he can take a hit in a game. I hear Jason Garrett really loves the Amendola and he will get a lot of play on the HBO Hard Knocks show.
Ray Sherman says Isaiah Stanback drops passes because he doesn’t look the ball into his hands. He is trying to run before he catches the football. I think Stanback will make the team if he can put together some good moments in preseason games.
Stanback dropped a one handed catch in the end zone during red zone drills. It was about to be a darn good grab, but he could not hold on.
He is raw, but has the make up to be a good player.
T.O. looked good…again. Give that man money and he produces. If Philly would have just given him that new contract he wanted they would be in a lot better shape. Oh well, give Jerry Jones credit for taking care of Owens.
Rookie Martellus Bennett needs to stop the drops. He’s got work to do.
Anthony Henry is playing linebacker in the Cowboys dime package.
Miles Austin had a nice down the field catch from Tony Romo in 11 on 11.
Courtney Brown picked off Romo in the end zone during the Red Zone drill.