|Cowboys give T.O. a day off, without Glenn after surgery|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2007 14:08|
While an MRI showed no serious damage after Glenn hurt his knee in practice Sunday, the decision was made to have the procedure after he kept having pain. He is expected to be out about two weeks.
``There's a little positiveness here because if there's a little something loose there, we can get it out,'' owner Jerry Jones said. ``There was something loose, some little cartilage or something in the joint. They thought they'd get it out now. We don't think it's serious.''
Jones said Glenn, the 33-year-old receiver going into his 12th NFL season, had the surgery in Dallas.
Owens was at practice, but was on the field without shoulder pads or a helmet after being told by coach Wade Phillips to take it easy.
``He's not complaining about anything. There is some soreness, why not keep him out,'' Phillips said. ``He's worked awfully hard and has done everything we've wanted and more.''
Owens didn't respond to questions from reporters while walking off the field after practice.
``We just felt we needed to give him a day off. He's been working hard all week,'' receivers coach Ray Sherman said. ``We needed to take care of him a little bit. He wanted to practice, but we felt that we needed to do that.''
Asked if Owens would practice Wednesday, when the Cowboys have two workouts scheduled, Phillips said, ``Probably. Don't hold me to it.''
Without Owens and Glenn, both 1,000-yard receivers last season, there was more time to work with quarterback Tony Romo on the practice field for Patrick Crayton and other young receivers like Sam Hurd and Austin Miles.
``It really isn't all bad, especially with the young receiver situation,'' Phillips said. ``It gives them a chance to show what they can do. I think a couple of them are going to step up.''
Glenn won't play in the preseason opener Aug. 9 against Indianapolis.