Monday News & Notes

News and notes on Julius Jones, the start of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys and more are contained in this report.

JONES NOT INJURY PRONE? RB Julius Jones says he's not injury prone, just unfortunate.

He has missed 11 games and parts of others in his first two years with the Cowboys. He refuses to see it as a pattern but plans to stay on the field in 2006. Instead of shooting for 1,500 yards as he did last year, Jones said his biggest goal is playing 16 games.

If he does, he said the yards will take care of themselves.

"I just think I've been a little unfortunate," said Jones, who missed three games last year with a high-ankle sprain that he now says he never fully recovered from until after the season. "Last year was rough on me. The high-ankle sprain was frustrating. I just want to make it through 16 games. If I can do that for one season, I think I'll be fine."

WELCOME BACK: The Cowboys have announced their dates for training camp last week. They will kick off their 2006 season July 27 when the players report to training camp in Oxnard, Calif.

The first practice is set for July 29 with camp ending on Aug. 20. The team will head to Shreveport for a Monday night preseason game with the Saints Aug. 21 before returning to Dallas.

This will be the Cowboys' last camp in California as they have already signed a five-year contract to train in San Antonio beginning in 2007.

The Cowboys held camp at the Alamodome from 2002-2003 before embarking on their now three-year stay in Oxnard.

HENSON UPDATE: Cowboys-allocated quarterback Drew Henson continues to receive mixed reviews during his stint in NFL Europe with the Rhein Fire, however his statistics have him ranked as one of the top quarterbacks in the league.

For the season, Henson has completed 109-of-203 passes (53.7%) for 1,321 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's also thrown three interceptions.

Henson told reporters last week, "I wanted to enjoy this experience and try to get better with each day. I went into it with that mindset, and I think that's the one to have. And I can feel myself benefiting. I feel I've improved myself since the NFL season ended."

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