Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cowboys notes from CBSsports

By Bryan Broaddus
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
4:36:06 pm Cowboys QB Tony Romo before practice Thursday: "Wade (Phillips) does a good job of working you throughout the bye week, more than people know. We work harder under Wade in the bye week than we did under Bill (Parcells)."

3:10:18 pm The Cowboys have begun their final practice for the week. Still not practicing: WR Roy Williams (ribs), RB Felix Jones (knee) and S Gerald Sensabaugh (thumb). Coach Wade Phillips hopes to get all three back for the Atlanta game.

1:48:06 pm For his career, QB Troy Aikman had 21 games where he averaged 10 yards or better per pass completion for a game. Since 2006, when Cowboys QB Tony Romo became the starter, he has had 11 games.

1:39:03 pm Cowboys coach Wade Phillips appears ready to replace WR Patrick Crayton with WR Miles Austin in the starting lineup. When approached by the media for a comment on the possible demotion, Crayton didn't want to talk about it.

1:33:49 pm "There are things that you (media) don't see that he is doing well. It's not all about catching the ball." - Cowboys QB Tony Romo on why WR Roy Williams numbers are down in 2009.

12:31:25 pm The Cowboys rank near the bottom in the NFL in turnover margin with -4. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cowboys are the only teams with a winning record in the bottom 10. The combined record for the bottom 10 is 13-35.