Sunday News, Notes, and Rumblings

Things have been quieting down around Valley Ranch, but there still is <i>some</i> news to report. It was announced this weekend that the Cowboys will face off against the Texans in a scrimmage on August 2nd. Also, based on mini-camp two weeks ago, Ken-Yon Rambo just might be your go-to guy across the middle next season.

* The Dallas Cowboys will battle the Houston Texans in an August 2nd scrimmage at Robertson Stadium on the University of Houston campus, officials from both teams announced this weekend. General ticket information has not yet been released.

The Texans will turn right around to go against the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame Game only three days after the scrimmage in Houston. The Cowboys won't play their first official preseason game until one week later against the Oakland Raiders.

* Speaking of the Texans, when the Cowboys travel to Houston on September 8th to open up the season, it will be the first professional football game in H-town since 1996. The Oilers lost their final home game, 21-13 to the Cincinnati Bengals, in front of 15,000 fans in the Astrodome.

* Ken-Yon Rambo is still the talk of the town after his performance during mini-camp two weeks ago. He has reportedly gained 15 pounds in the off season- and that hasn't been coming from eating at McDonald's. Ken-Yon has been following a strict workout program that has helped him greatly improve his physique.

Rambo could very well be looked at as one of the main targets going across the middle of the field in the Cowboys' new passing attack. The west coast offense will take advantage of crossing patterns and skinny posts, and the Boys are going to need someone to fearlessly run those routes.

The smart money is on either Rambo or Antonio Bryant to be that guy.

* There are no new developments to report on the Anthony Wright and Ryan Leaf situation, although both players remain firmly on the outside looking in.

* Quincy Carter continues a strong offseason program of learning, digesting, and interpreting the West Coast offense. Carter continues to lead morning workout sessions and has been spending extensive time with offensive coordinator Bruce Coslet. You just have the feeling that the Cowboys' passing game is going to be vastly improved next season under Coslet's direction.

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