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August 14, 2012

Jerry Jones says he and a noted OL expert liked what they saw in second half against Raiders

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he got a chance to watch the second half with an expert on offensive lines.

And that they both liked what they saw from the Cowboys in the preseason game Monday night against Oakland.

“I had a chance to sit there with John Madden and watch the offensive linemen in the second half,” Jones said. “That’s his specialty, and what I like to look at. We saw some of our guys doing some good things.”


“Parnell did good, of course. Smith is good, but he didn’t play in the second half. But Parnell did good. Leary did some good things in there. But Parnell particularly impressed me.”

Parnell is Jermy Parnell, the Cowboys’ primary backup offensive tackle. He and Ronald Leary, an undrafted rookie who Jones was especially pleased to sign after the draft, played on the third-quarter drive led by Kyle Orton that produced the game’s only points, a 33-yard field goal by Dan Bailey.

 “Ideally, you’d like to have gone down and gotten one in the end zone,” Jones said. “You’d like to get a touchdown, get a score. But I really liked what I saw individually with some of the offensive linemen.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez


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I don't put too much stock in what Jerry or John Madden say about the rag tag O-line that played in the 2nd half. Leary and Parnell will probably make the team as backups. The other three are just warm bodies that had to play.

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