Indianapolis Colts: Fans of the Colts are likely familiar with a pre-kickoff motivational routine used by the team that incorporates rhythmic swaying. But you won't see that in 2004, as the NFL's competition committee decided such an act would draw a 15-yard penalty for taunting. Mike Pereira, the league's director of officiating, showed a video to the media Tuesday featuring rules-related "points of emphasis" and unsportsmanlike/taunting actions that will draw a flag and be subject to a fine in 2004. "It was fun while it lasted," owner Jim Irsay told the Indianapolis Star. The ritual lasted for only a year, as RB Ricky Williams initiated the activity last season.
Dallas Cowboys: QB Vinny Testaverde will be released after June 1, but he won't be on the unemployment line long. The New York Daily News reports Testaverde is on the verge of heading to Dallas for a reunion with coach Bill Parcells and WR Keyshawn Johnson. Testaverde enjoyed his greatest success in 1998, the one full season he played for Parcells. He threw 29 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions, leading the Jets to the AFC title game. Johnson was his primary target.
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