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10 August 2006

Daily Cowboys-Implosion Update (aka It's So Much More Fun on This Side)

T.O. tests hamstring
Cowboys WR runs, catches, but not fully practicing
He considers all the speculation ridiculous, but he expects the scrutiny after all the highly publicized incidents that marred his tenures in San Francisco and Philadelphia.
"Anything I do is magnified much more," he said. "I've learned to deal with it. It's not anything that's going to push me back on the field."
His relationship with Parcells also is under the microscope. This injury has been the first test, despite Parcells' denials.
For instance, it seemed strange that Parcells did not include Owens on Wednesday when talking about players who will miss the upcoming game because of an injury.
"I just don't know for sure," Parcells said. He later acknowledged, "I guess it would look like" he isn't going to play because Owens has gone so long without practicing.
Asked what Parcells has told him, Owens said: "He is not a doctor. He is getting all his information from the trainers. ... He knows I am hurt."

The Hickey odds have been set:

T.O. plays full season, catches more than 10 TDs: 12-1
T.O. gets benched for disciplinary reasons at least one game before Week 17: 5-1
T.O. doesn't end season on Cowboys' starting roster: Even odds

Cowboys total wins (over/under): 6 1/2


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