Not sure why but Emmitt Smith has arrived at Texas Stadium for tonight and the fake football game against the Vikings. No Adrian Peterson and no Marion Barber. Maybe he just want to see some Felix Jones.
Pacman just had a short press conference talking about how happy he is to be reinstated and talked about how much his mom has meant to him. He also said he will not play tonight in the final preseason game.
To make room for new guard Montrae Holland from Denver, the Cowboys have released safety Tyler Everett. He had been bothered by a back injury in the preseason.
And here's a little more on Holland...he was listed as the backup at right guard for the Broncos. It also tells you the Cowboys are not overly confident they have a starting left guard on the roster. They are looking at Pat McQuistan, Joe Berger and Cory Procter tonight against Minnesota as they try to find a starter.
The Cowboys looking to find more talent at guard with the injury to starter Kyle Kosier, traded for Denver's Montrae Holland today for an undisclosed future draft choice.
Kosier is out with a sprained right foot and is expected to miss at least four games. Holland, a Florida State product in his 6th year, has starting experience and was a fourth-round pick of the Saints in 2003. Holland started 30 of 52 games before joining the Broncos in 2007. Last season he started all 16 at right guard, but was second-string on the depth chart before being dealt.
The news the Cowboys have been expecting all along is now a reality. Pacman Jones is fully back in the NFL and will play this season. Dallas now has a new dynamic punt returner and solid cornerback for sure this season.
Wade Phillips believed Pacman's progress since arrived would allow this to happen. Phillips had been preparing his team as if Pacman would be fully part of the 2008 plans. He gave him quality reps in the training camp and he started last week's dress rehearsal against Houston in place of injured starter Terence Newman.
"This is another step in the process," Pacman said. "I am very grateful for this opportunity and I understand my responsibilities to the Dallas Cowboys and the National Football League. Right now, I just want to keep working hard so I can accomplish the goal that I have set for myself both on and off the field."
Said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, whose risk-taking now looks genius for his club on the field: "Adam has worked hard to get to this point, but he also knows that there is still a lot of work ahead of him. He is fully aware of the opportunity that he has been given, and he knows that this is an ongoing process."
Jessica Simpson was in Texas Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys' 23-22 preseason victory against the Houston Texans on Friday.
Not only did the Cowboys win, but Tony Romo had a solid if not spectacular outing, completing 12 of 16 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. Sure, he had a horrible interception in the red zone, but you can't blame Jessica for that, can you?
Bottom line is Simpson was in the house and nothing bad happened.
Wade Phillips may not yell and scream but viewers of Hard Knocks found out last night that he is no pushover when it comes to breaking team rules.
Phillips fined injured linebacker Anthony Spencer for missing treatment. Spencer explained that he used the time to get the power cut back on in his house. Phillips said he didn't care. His first priority was to take care of his injury to get back on the field and he can get his electricity cut back on at another time.
Again Phillips didn't rant or rave as Bill Parcells might have.