Cowboys receiver Roy Williams hurts wrist

Cowboys receiver Roy Williams hurts wrist

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams missed practice because of a sore left wrist and his status was uncertain.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Williams was having X-rays and an MRI on the wrist Sunday afternoon.

Jones said Williams hurt his wrist when he came down hard during Sunday morning practice and he was sore when he returned in the afternoon.

With the departure of Terrell Owens, Williams is expected to the Cowboys No. 1 receiver this season.

Cowboys' Jenkins practicing again after week out

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cornerback Mike Jenkins has returned to practice with the Dallas Cowboys after missing a week because of a sprained right ankle.

Jenkins, a first-round pick last year, was back on the field Sunday for the Cowboys' second practice of the day.

Neither Jenkins nor Terence Newman, among the team's top three cornerbacks, played in the pre-season opener Thursday night. Newman sustained a slight groin strain Aug. 8, the same day Jenkins was hurt.

Coach Wade Phillips expects Newman to be back at practice Monday, when the Cowboys have only an afternoon workout. Phillips has said Newman and Jenkins could have played last week if it were the regular season.

Linebacker Steve Octavien (groin) also returned to practice Sunday.

Brooking rejuvenated in move for Cowboys

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - 5-time Pro Bowl linebacker Keith Brooking has finally left home after spending his entire football career in Georgia, from pee wee to the pros.

Brooking, preparing for his first season with the Dallas Cowboys after his first 11 NFL seasons with Atlanta, says the move has rejuvenated and re-energized him.

The 33-year-old Brooking will be a starter for the Cowboys and reunites him with coach Wade Phillips. Brooking's most productive two seasons came in 2002 and 2003, when Phillips was Atlanta's defensive coordinator.

Brooking was the last remaining player from Atlanta's only Super Bowl 11 seasons ago. He started every game the last eight seasons and led the Falcons in tackles each season, but couldn't come to terms on a new contract.

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