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Friday, August 27, 2010
Final practice report of training camp

By Tim MacMahon

OXNARD, Calif. – A walkthrough in preparation for the preseason dress rehearsal game was the 36th and final practice of the Cowboys’ training camp.

The Cowboys wrapped up camp by getting in a single-file line and high-fiving the almost 1,500 fans who showed up to the Residence Inn to watch the yawn-inducing workout. That was the highlight of the morning.

Some other notable nuggets:

*Cornerback Orlando Scandrick is expected to play after busting up his nose during Thursday’s practice. He didn’t break his nose, as originally believed. “He basically had a bloody nose,” Wade Phillips said.

*Phillips said WR Kevin Ogletree (hamstring) and LB Leon Williams (cauliflower ear) are also expected to be available. Williams hasn’t put on a helmet since his ear flared up earlier this week.

*Most of the starters will play into the third quarter. Phillips said there could be some exceptions, using Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten as an example of a player who might not need to play in the second half to be prepared for the season.

*The Cowboys will play it close to the vest from a strategy standpoint, with a return trip to Houston coming in Week 3.

“I don’t know what they’re going to do, but we’re not going to show everything that we’re going to do against them that we think we can gain an advantage on them,” Phillips said. “Matchups are really what we’re talking about. If we can gain matchup advantages during a regular season game, that’s what we’ll do, more so than a preseason game.”