Dallas Cowboys coach undecided on using starters Thursday

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas coach Wade Phillips has watched the tape and wonders what all the fuss is about.

The Cowboys coach says his team isn't playing that badly this preseason. He says other teams are game-planning and he's not. He also said he hasn't decided whether to use his starters in the final preseason game Thursday night against Miami. He said rookie receiver Dez Bryant, linebacker Keith Brooking, defensive end Marcus Spears and safety Gerald Sensabaugh have been cleared to practice but may not play Thursday.

They're expected to be ready for the opener Sept. 12 at Washington. Right tackle Marc Colombo is expected to practice next week and could play against the Redskins.

Cowboys release Hudgins, Sicko

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Wide receiver Terrell Hudgins and tight end Scott Sicko have been released by the Dallas Cowboys.

The move was announced Monday. Both players signed with the Cowboys as free agents following the 2010 draft.

The 6-foot-4, 251-pound Sicko created an Internet stir when, after going undrafted, he said he was turning down the NFL to continue his education at New Hampshire. Sicko later ended up with the Cowboys. Hudgins played college ball for Elon.

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