Glenn, Peterman Back Tuesday

OXNARD, Calif. - While there were no new roster moves to report Tuesday, Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells did offer some positive news on the injury front.

ROSTER MOVES: There were no new roster moves to report Tuesday, but Bill Parcells did offer several updates on the injury front.

Most of which were positive in nature.

"I'm expecting Peterman and Glenn back to practice this afternoon," he said. "Rocky Boiman hurt his thumb and is going to require a procedure on his thumb that will keep him out about 10 days. But he should back in a relatively short amount of time."

Meanwhile Terrell Owens is looking to bring some of his personal trainers to Oxnard to help him with his sore hamstring.

Parcells said Owens' injury would not become a concern for him until much later in the preseason.

"I guess it would be the week we would play Jacksonville," he said.

SAM HURD STILL THE MAN: Undrafted free agent wide receiver Sam Hurd continues to be the talk of training camp and Parcells talked about how UFAs and late round picks have flourished in the National Football League through the years Tuesday.

"The NFL's history is full of guys that for some reason or another were overlooked somehow or were not lets say rated highly," he said. "The one that would come to mind the most quickly for me would be Steve Largent. Sometimes they come out of nowhere. They mature late.

Parcells later said of Hurd, "He played at a good school with a winning tradition and a very good coaching staff."

PROMISE TO PLAY ROMO IS REAL: Parcells said he may decide to hold Drew Bledsoe out of Saturday's preseason game against Seattle.

"I haven't decided that exactly but there is a chance he won't (play). I wouldn't make that the story right now if I were you. We haven't discussed that as coaches. I would say it's a 50-50 thing."

If Bledsoe does not play, there stands to be a good chance that Tony Romo will start, but Parcells was not yet ready to confirm that idea Tuesday.

"If we decide to do it, it's because we want to give the other guys the opportunity," he said.

QUICK HITS: Parcells had positive words about LB Bradie James Tuesday. "Highly productive and ready to roll," he said of James. "I think he's kind of assuming a leadership role on defense and his production will allow him to do that." ... Parcells also said he liked everything about Terence Newman. ... Parcells, continuing his trend of issuing positive comments, also had kind words for Chris Canty, "I think I have a smart player who really couldn't train as much as he needed to last year. He now has a year under his belt and I look for him to be a much improved player."

COUNTDOWN TO GAMEDAY: The Cowboys have just four more days to prepare for their first preseason game of 2006. Dallas travels to Seattle on Aug. 12 for a road game against the Seahawks. The season opener in Jacksonville is now just 33 days away.

NEXT UP: The Cowboys will practice from 2 PM to 4:20 PM Pacific Time Tuesday.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm just trying to get the best players on this team that I can. I'm trying to integrate this player into the system. Right now we can't proceed the way we'd like to proceed. In the meantime, I'm getting the sense that most of the media is waiting for something to be controversial in that regard. I'm here to tell you that's not going to happen from me. So don't use a word that has an ambiguous meaning like, 'cloudy' and expect me to respond to it because I won't. Okay?" - Bill Parcells after being pressed on Terrell Owens missing most of training camp with a hamstring injury.

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