Wade Phillips Press Conference

SAN ANTONIO - Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips met with the media after Monday's practice.

GOOD NEWS WITH FLO, TERRY GLENN: It was good news all around with two players who had been injured through the early stages of training camp Monday morning.

Starting left tackle Flozell Adams practiced for the first time during the morning session, saying he felt "good" afterwards.

"I talked to Flozell after practice and he said he felt good," head coach Wade Phillips said. "He didn't practice every snap but he said he felt good. He was worried about his techniques and how he was doing so that's a good sign.

"We've been told to bring him back slowly but we think he's fine. We just want him to progress slowly into the lineup."

Wide receiver Terry Glenn, who injured his knee on Sunday, also appears to be okay.

"The MRI was fine," he said. "He's still a little sore today. We will bring him back slowly. Seems like everything is going to be fine with him."

LB Kevin Burnett is still day to day after taking a hit to the head this weekend.

"We are being careful with him too," Phillips said. "All the tests were fine but we want to be very cautious in those situations. He had a headache this morning."

ANTHONY SPENCER UPDATE: First-round pick Anthony Spencer also received praise Monday from Phillips. When asked about his progress through his first four practice sessions, Phillips said, "When he came in the OTAs during the offseason, he looked good. Now that he's come in during training camp he looks good. He's got a ways to go. But he has a lot of natural skills.

"He learns quickly and he works at it. I think he's going to be a fine player for us."

PHILLIPS ON QB RICHARD BARTEL: "We had him on Dallas day during the offseason. We actually brought him in on a two day, three day look in the OTAs. So obviously we like what we see. His potential certainly. Big strong guy with a strong arm. He's progressed fine. Obviously he has a ways to go but if we didn't like him he wouldn't be here."

The Cowboys have already released one of their four quarterbacks in training camp in Matt Baker.

QUICK HITS: Phillips was very positive regarding talking about Ken Hamlin, who was signed this offseason to become the new starting free safety. "Ken Hamlin is a real pro," he said. "He helps us with communication in the backend which is important. I think Roy, Anthony Henry and Terence Newman realize that he knows what he is doing back there. He's kind of been a leader for us in the backend." ... Phillips commented that T.O. and Tony Romo had a nice adjustment during a blitzing period Monday morning. ... Phillips also was very positive regarding the play of second-year linebacker Bobby Carpenter during that same period.

NEXT UP: The Cowboys will practice again Monday afternoon at 3:30 Central. Phillips said Monday morning the session will focus extensively on special teams. "We'll work on our special teams and situational special teams. Taking a safety. Onside kicks," he said.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Field position is so important and it's all about percentages. That was why we looked at a kicker in the later rounds." - Wade Phillips on whether or not he could use a roster spot for a kickoff specialist.

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