Adams Lost for the Season

Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells is always a sour puss on Mondays. He has reason to be a little more down than normal after learning that left tackle Flozell Adams is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Adams, a two-time Pro Bowler, was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's 16-13 overtime victory against the Giants.

Torrin Tucker, who lost the starting right guard spot in training camp, replaced Adams against the Giants and will likely get the start against the Seahawks Sunday.

"Somebody's going to have to play there," Parcells said. "So we'll just make the best of what we got. That's the best recourse we have."

Tucker started 13 games last season before being benched. Rookie Rob Petitti won the starting job at right tackle in training camp, leaving Tucker mostly special teams work the first five games of the season.

Considering the importance of protecting the blind-side of quarterback Drew Bledsoe, Parcells said the Cowboys will look at all their options. They will consider moving someone to left tackle, possibly left guard Larry Allen. The Cowboys are also looking to sign a tackle with several workouts set for Tuesday.

QUICK HITS: The Cowboys got some good news of sorts on receiver Patrick Crayton. Believed to have broken his right tackle on Sunday, Crayton has been diagnosed with having a severely sprained ankle. He was expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair some torn ligaments and be out six to eight weeks.

"There's a small chance it's a little more favorable than we first thought," coach Bill Parcells said. "First of all, he didn't break his ankle like we first thought. We're kind of rooting for that."

The Cowboys will not only have to replace Crayton as the third receiver, but they must also find a new punt returner. Peerless Price will likely go in at receiver, while Price, Terence Newman and Marion Barber will be looked at on punt returns.

* DE Greg Ellis was about to live the dream of a defensive lineman against the Giants.

Ellis picked up a fumble in the fourth quarter and appeared to be headed to the end zone. He went 37 yards, and then reality set in.

"When I started off, I thought I was going to get to the end zone," Ellis said. "Then I was like, 'Man, that's a long ways'. Then I saw the blue jerseys coming. I thought, 'Those guys are faster than you and are going to tackle you. It may hurt a little bit, but just hold onto the ball.'"

* RB Tyson Thompson worked with the first team all week in practice, but watched from the sideline most of the day against the Giants. Thompson had several mental errors in practice on Saturday, and coach Bill Parcells felt he couldn't trust the rookie from San Jose State.

Anthony Thomas and Marion Barber received the bulk of the carries in Sunday's game.

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