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IRVING, TX. - Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells addressed the media after Friday's mini-camp practice and not surprisingly, he refused to comment on the play of newly signed wide receiver Terrell Owens. Read what else Parcells had to say to the media in this report!

NO COMMENT: When asked about new wide receiver Terrell Owens' conditioning and how he looked in his first practice as a Dallas Cowboy, head coach Bill Parcells delivered on his promise from last month's rookie mini-camp and refused to answer the question.

"Everybody got through practice okay," he finally quipped when the question was phrased in a different way.

Parcells indicated last month that he would no longer answer questions regarding Terrell Owens.

NOT SO FAST ON HENSON: After finishing second in NFL Europe in passing this spring with the Rhein Fire, third team quarterback Drew Henson's stock appears to be rising.

Not so fast.

Parcells said, "I can't say I think it was a lot. I was hoping for a little more to tell you the truth. You look for a general something but hey, we got a camp here and we got another camp this summer and we'll go forward from there and hopefully that leads to improvement. Certainly, he's better off than he was last year at this time having game experience under his belt."

For the season, Henson completed 109-of-203 passes for 1,321 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.

FLOZELL ADAMS UPDATE: Parcells said that offensive tackle Flozell Adams was a little rusty in his first practice after tearing an ACL last season, which is somewhat to be expected.

"Overweight and rusty," Parcells said of Adams' performance. "I want him to get his weight down by July 1st if he can. That's important. I don't him having to do that at the last minute. He's worked very hard to recover. He's done more than he's ever done before, particularly in the weight area. I think he's a little rusty, but that's to be expected."

Parcells also said, "I don't think there is anybody capable of competing with him if he's in top shape."

TROUBLE ALREADY? Rookie running back Demetris Summers didn't take long to unimpress Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells.

Friday Parcells was asked about Summers and how he looked in his first action on the practice fields.

"We will see how he does here. He is day-to-day. I mean that. He is day to day," Parcells said. "I think he understands. He was late for the first day of the job so he needs to understand."

Summers was signed after the team released defensive end Kalen Thornton earlier this week.

EXTRA POINTS: Parcells commented on defensive end Greg Ellis, "Until he sees two or three more DeMarcus Ware's come in, his job is safe." ... Al Singleton is getting married this weekend and will not be on hand for mini-camp ... he will be back Monday ... Kevin Burnett also has the weekend off as he is continuing to recover from last year's injury. ... Parcells said that fullback Lousaka Polite could line up as a running back in power running situations. "He has to be pretty well versed in both of those positions although neither one would suit him the best and he also has to make a contribution on special teams. If he can get that done he would be a very valuable commodity."

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