Wade Phillips Shoots Down Idea Of Dallas
Cowboys Practicing With Oakland
The Dallas Morning News
Irving, TX., Thursday,
June 03, 2010. The calendar rules against joint
practices with the Oakland Raiders in August,
Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said.
The San Francisco Chronicle, citing an unnamed
Oakland player as the source, recently reported
the Raiders could practice with the Cowboys
before an exhibition game at Cowboys Stadium on
Aug. 12. Phillips said that ``isn't a good
The Cowboys play in the Hall of Fame exhibition
opener at Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8 and will have
a limited practice schedule before playing the
Raiders. A joint practice under those conditions
would not be productive.
"It would be unlikely we'd do it that week,''
With the Cowboys in Oxnard and the Raiders in
Napa, the teams will be apart 330 miles apart
within the state of California for about two
weeks beginning on Aug. 14.
Joint practices could be on the rise in coming
years. Commissioner Roger Goodell has suggested
joint practices could fill the void created by
eliminated exhibitions as the NFL moves toward
an expanded regular-season schedule.
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