Parcells Meets with Vanderjagt, Not T.O.

IRVING, TX. - Bill Parcells announced several new roster moves on Monday, including the release of former sixth round draft pick Justin Beriault. Parcells also briefly talked about a meeting with Mike Vanderjagt after Saturday's win over the San Francisco 49ers.

ROSTER MOVES: The Dallas Cowboys released receiver LaShaun Ward, kicker Tyler Fredrickson wide receiver J.R. Tolver, cornerback Lenny Williams and safety Justin Beriault on Monday.

"That puts us at 70 (on the roster)," Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells said.

On offense, Tolver had caught just one pass for seven yards this preseason. Ward, who just signed two weeks ago, had yet to catch a pass.

Defensively, Williams was buried on the depth chart at cornerback and Beriault, the only draft pick (6th round- 2005) of the five players that were released, is retiring from football.

Fredrickson, who was hoping to challenge kickers Shaun Suisham and Mike Vanderjagt on kickoffs, and Mat McBriar at punter had failed to impress during practice- especially on punts.

"I let him punt during the week quite a bit," Parcells said.

PARCELLS TALKS WITH VANDY, NOT WITH T.O.: With two of the team's high profile free agents not seeing any action in recent days and weeks, Parcells said he met with at least one of his "controversial" players this weekend.

Parcells said of kicker Mike Vanderjagt, "I spoke with him shortly, yeah. I had something to talk to Vanderjagt about."

Parcells said of wide receiver Terrell Owens, "I didn't meet with Terrell. It's not comical. I know what you are all waiting for and it's vain."

Parcells also refused to comment about the reported $9,500 issued to Terrell Owens.

BEST TEAM UNDER BIG BILL? Parcells was asked Monday if this year's version of the Dallas Cowboys were the best group of players he's had in his three years as head coach. His response was somewhat surprising considering the Cowboys are 3-0 in preseason play.

"Not really, no," he said. "I think I have more depth. We got people calling us for our players. We've already made one trade and we have people interested in trading for several of our players."

The Cowboys traded linebacker Scott Shanle for a seventh round pick in the 2007 draft.

STAYING THE COURSE: Parcells said he's going to "stay the course" for the Cowboys final preseason game Thursday against Minnesota.

"I'm just going to stay on course," he said. "I'm not changing anything. We're going. The more experience I can get these McQuistans and Watkins the better off we are going to be in the long run."

QUICK HITS: Patrick Crayton is expected to return to practice today. ... The Cowboys will practice twice on Tuesday. "Training camp really isn't over," Parcells said. ... When asked if he was set on his starting offensive line yet, Parcells responded by saying, "Not 100%." ... Parcells also said he was glad to hear that Antonio Bryant said he was a positive influence over him before he was traded to Cleveland. "I was patient with Antonio and I do like him and wish him well. If grew up and matured a little bit, that's a good thing." ... Marcus Spears is "progressing well." ... Finally, Parcells said of seventh round pick OL Pat McQuistan, "Don't worry, he's staying. He's got all the ability you would ever need. ... He's improving, he's just inexperienced."

QUOTE TO NOTE: "What is this the Cuban Missile Crisis?" - Bill Parcells opening comments when looking at the media assembled at team headquarters in Valley Ranch.

QUOTE TO NOTE II: "What anybody else thinks. I don't care. I'm going to do what's best for the Dallas Cowboys. Whatever opinion anyone else has is totally irrelevant. They don't have all the facts. I consider things that you people don't even think of. What anybody else thinks I don't really care. The only thing that's tedious to me is having to talk about it all the time. I'm going to put an end to that too." - Bill Parcells on what people are saying about Terrell Owens.

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