Parcells Meets with the Media

OXNARD, Calif. - Bill Parcells discusses a season ending injury to tight end Brett Pierce and more.

PIERCE OUT FOR THE YEAR: It was learned Sunday that reserve tight end Brett Pierce won't see the field for the Dallas Cowboys this season.

"Brett Pierce re-injured his ACL and he's going to have another operation," Bill Parcells announced Sunday morning. "That's going to be a season ending injury for him.

"I can't tell you when at practice he did that. When practice was over we got to scan it. It's unfortunate because he worked hard to get back from the original injury."

When asked if the Cowboys would look for another tight end, Parcells said he wasn't sure.

"I don't know. There's not too many guys available right now," he said.

GREG ELLIS UPDATE: With all of the controversy surrounding defensive end Greg Ellis and his unhappiness with the Cowboys, Parcells answered a series of questions Sunday regarding the possibility of Ellis dropping back as a linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

"He's a little bit of a unique player as far as what we have defensively," he said before comparing him to former players he coached with the Patriots (Willie McGinest) and the New York Giants. "There are players that are these in-between defensive end/linebacker types and they can have a good role in a 3-4 defense."

Parcells also apparently pulled Ellis aside at one point Saturday during practice.

"We were just talking about some technical things," he said of the conversation. "I have a pretty good relationship with Greg. I think both of us separate from the business side of this game from the playing side of this game."

QUICK HITS: Flozell Adams was expected to practice today after initially being put on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday evening ... Parcells said he gives strength coach Joe Juraszek all the credit for the improvement of second year tackle Rob Petitti. "He's made a lot of progress physically. He's much more powerful," said Parcells.

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