Thursday News & Notes

* CB Tyrone Williams was Green Bay's third-round draft choice in 1996 and spent the first seven years of his career with the Packers, recording 445 tackles, 92 passes defensed and 27 interceptions.

* WR Terry Glenn played one season (2002) in Green Bay. He caught 56 passes for 817 yards and two touchdowns. Of his 56 passes, 43 were for first downs. The Cowboys acquired Glenn from the Packers for a sixth-round choice on Feb. 28, 2003. The pick was later traded to the San Francisco 49ers, who selected punter Andy Lee.

* WR Quincy Morgan officially replaced Antonio Bryant in the locker room Wednesday.

Listening to him talk about Tuesday's trade that brought him to Dallas from Cleveland, the fourth-year receiver sounded a lot like the disgruntled Bryant.

He said he was unhappy with his role with the Browns. He said they weren't using him to the best of his abilities. He said he wanted out.

The difference is how they handled their dissatisfaction, which is why Morgan says any characterizations of the Cowboys trading their malcontent for Cleveland's are off base.

"I wasn't a headache," Morgan said. "Nobody can say I was a headache. I had a great relationship with some of those coaches and guys over there. I can't tell you what went wrong. I wanted out. But it wasn't any fights, temper tantrums or arguments. But I did want out."

How about throwing a jersey in a coach's face?

"No, none of that," chuckled Morgan, 27, a Garland native who added that he is very happy about being traded to his hometown team.

Although he was a starter in Cleveland, Morgan's role had diminished to the point where he wasn't able to produce like a starter. He had caught only nine balls for 144 yards and three touchdowns through six games. "I was starting and catching one ball a game," Morgan said.

Because of that, the former Kansas State star said he has no problem coming to Dallas as the third receiver behind starters Keyshawn Johnson and Terry Glenn.

"These guys put up big numbers in the past," Morgan said. "They are still doing a great job. They are guys I can learn from. I want to make the best of it. I want to get along with everybody. I want to have fun."

Morgan, who will wear No. 84, practiced Wednesday with the Cowboys. He said he is going study overtime on the playbook in hopes of getting some action Sunday against the Packers. How much he learns will determine whether the Cowboys will find a role for him this week, coach Bill Parcells said.

If Morgan is not ready, Dedric Ward will serve as the third receiver and receiver Randal Williams will be activated for the game for the first time all year.

* DE Greg Ellis is listed as probable on the injury report with a sprained foot. Ellis practiced on Wednesday and should ready to play on Sunday. He leads the team with six sacks, including a career-best streak of one in each of the last four games.

* QB Vinny Testaverde is off to one of the best individual passing-yards starts in club history. His 1,301 passing yards through five games is the third most passing yards through five games by a quarterback in club history behind Troy Aikman's 1,407 in 1993 and Gary Hogeboom's 1,400 in 1984.

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