Davis Remaining Optimistic

Roughly three days after suffering multiple gunshot wounds outside a Dallas topless club, Cowboys safety Keith Davis was at the team's Valley Ranch headquarters last Wednesday. News and notes surrounding Davis as well as additional information on Tony Hollings are contained in this report.

Davis talked to the Cowboys trainers before heading to see a team doctor. He spoke optimistically about being ready for training camp, which begins July 25 in San Antonio.

But mostly Davis expressed feelings of thanksgiving because he "knows" the situation outside the Dallas Gentlemen's Club Sunday night could have turned out much worse.

Davis was shot twice in the arm and once in the hip following an altercation in the club's parking lot. "I am blessed," Davis said. "I am thanking God every day. This could have been worse."

Holding up his bandaged left arm, Davis said two bullets went through cleanly and did not hit any nerves. He said the same was true about the wound on his right hip. Davis, who was released from an Irving hospital on Tuesday, drove himself to the Cowboys facility Wednesday and walked without a noticeable limp.

"I should be able to work out next week and the doctors have said I should be ready for training camp," Davis said. "I'm doing fine. I feel I am blessed."

Davis declined to go into details regarding the incident, saying that it is still under investigation. However, he said, "I was helping a friend. I did nothing wrong. The truth will come out."

* The Cowboys could make a play for Georgia Tech running back Tony Hollings in the July 10 supplemental draft. Hollings tops a list of six players to have declared for the draft. The 5-foot-10, 223-pounder held an impressive workout before more than 20 teams, including the Cowboys, on Tuesday (July 1). Hollings, who was leading the nation in rushing last season before suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, could go as high as the third round in the supplemental draft. Any team that selects a player forfeits its pick in the same round for next year's NFL draft in April.

According to a source, the Cowboys are very interested in Hollings and are trying to determine when is the right round to make a play for him. The Texans and the Bears, who have higher picks than the Cowboys, are also expected to go after Hollings.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "If I am a Cowboys fan, I am feeling pretty good about my football team with Bill Parcells as a head coach." -- Jets GM Terry Bradway.

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