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News and notes from Phillips' news conference

10/29/2009

Ok, Allen Rossum didn't practice, again, and Felix Jones will take over kick return duties. Coach Wade Phillips said he's not concerned with Jones' health, considering he just came back from a sprained ligament. If case you missed it, Rossum is out two to four weeks with a hamstring injury.

Phillips said the team had a good physical practice at Cowboys Stadium.

The team could practice at Cowboys Stadium again on Friday. It depends on how wet the fields are at Valley Ranch and if another indoor facility, close to the practice site, is available.

Phillips said he's impressed with Seattle defensive end Patrick Kerney, who is tied for seventh in the NFC with four sacks and is third among active players in the NFL with 81 1/5 sacks.

The reason is Phillips coached Kerney in Atlanta in 2002 and 2003 where compiled 17 sacks in those two seasons.
"He's an outstanding player," Phillips said. "They've had a good rush for a while, they played great run defense last year, they've had two shutouts on defense this year. Now, having one in a season is unusual, its hard to do, but they've already had two shutouts."