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Friday, December 2, 2011
Shaun Chapas gets used to Cowboys O

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Shaun Chapas was nearly called up to the active roster two weeks ago but it finally came on Tuesday. Now he has to get accustomed to running the Cowboys offense again.

Chapas has mostly been running the opposing team’s offense during the week to help the defense.

“I wouldn’t call it strange, no,” Chapas said of running the Dallas offense this week in practice. “It’s fun though and it’s been fun to get out there and run our offense.”

In Tony Fiammetta’s absence the Cowboys have used tight end John Phillips at fullback. Chapas will get some chances in the running game this week as well as work on special teams Sunday at Arizona.

“He’s a guy whose played fullback before and played there his entire career,” running backs coach Skip Peete said. “Obviously it’s just refocusing and getting himself ready to do what we do instead of just being a scout team fullback.”