Monday, November 16, 2009
Tidbits to chew on from Monday
IRVING, Texas -- We've got some tidbits to chew on Monday: Returner Allen Rossum said he's waiting on the trainers to allow him to start running this week. Rossum hasn't played since pulling his hamstring in his first game with the Cowboys on Oct. 25.
"I feel as good as I can feel," Rossum said. "I don't want to go out there and run half speed. They're letting me rehab more and more each day."
Wade Phillips dismissed the notion the team would try to sign another offensive lineman with the loss of starting right tackle Marc Colombo.
Phillips likes his depth at this position, so he wants to see if some of these younger players -- Doug Free, Pat McQuistian -- can actually play.
Outside linebacker Anthony Spencer had one of his best games with the Cowboys on Sunday. Spencer had 10 tackles, two for a loss. Overall, the Cowboys had 19 pressures on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and four sacks. There could be a change on kick returns. Felix Jones, who averaged 19 yards a return Sunday, still looks tentative. Kevin Ogletree returned one kick for 22 yards, but Phillips said he didn't see much difference.
Have you noticed that wide receiver Miles Austin hasn't caught a pass in the first three quarters the last two games? All of his catches -- five for 69 yards and one touchdown -- have occurred in the fourth quarters.
Still, the Cowboys have to be slightly concerned with Jones' lack of big-play ability in this area since he hurt his knee in Week 3 against Carolina.