Cowboys News & Notes

We've assembled several interesting tidbits involving the Dallas Cowboys during the last few days. In this report, we've got the inside scoop on why the Cowboys didn't sign Jordan Gross, some good info about Terence Newman, and more news involving Quincy and Chad.

Bill Parcells confirmed the idea that first brought up on SilverStarDigest.com back in early March on Wednesday. Parcells indicated that if the team was unable to sign tackle Flozell Adams, that they likely would have drafted Utah lineman Jordan Gross in the first round, instead of Kansas State cornerback Terence Newman.

You might remember our initial report from the Indianapolis combine in February where we reported how Parcells studied Gross and several other linemen for an extensive period of time, even after the other coaches and scouts had long since left.

Gross was actually our pick for the Cowboys in our first Mock Draft, but after the signing of Adams, it was apparent that the organization was looking to go in another direction.

• Speaking of Terence Newman, word has it that the Cowboys' first round draft pick has looked exceptional during this week's rookie minicamp. While Bill Parcells and Jerry Jones have always admired his ability on the collegiate level, both have been pleasantly surprised with his talent level, his work ethic, and his character in general.

• While most media outlets continue to report the ongoing quarterback battle between Chad Hutchinson and Quincy Carter, we are still hearing that Hutchinson is head and shoulders above Quincy in the eyes of most in the organization.

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