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Fourteen Cowboys don't make trip to Oakland

August, 13, 2012
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Cowboys kept 14 players back in Oxnard, Calif., to work on conditioning as they opened the preseason against Oakland.

Wide receiver Saalim Hakim, wide receiver Miles Austin, cornerback Mike Jenkins, running back Lance Dunbar, running back Phillip Tanner, guard/center Kevin Kowalski, guard Bill Nagy, center Phil Costa, guard Nate Livings, wide receiver Danny Coale, tight end John Phillips, nose tackle Jay Ratliff, linebacker Anthony Spencer and defensive end Jason Hatcher did not make the trip.

The Cowboys' starters are expected to play a series or two in the first quarter with the reserves taking the bulk of the action.

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