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Numbers game

POSTED: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 4:01pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 4:05pm

Final cut Saturday

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Every day since the start of training camp,
and sometimes twice a day, coach Wade Phillips has studied the
Dallas Cowboys roster and picked the 53 guys he thinks should make
the team.

He has to keep it fresh, because things keep changing.
Players improve or regress, get hurt or heal. It's not always as
simple as erasing one name and jotting down another. If they play
different positions, that could lead to another change. Or two.
Now, decision day looms.

The 75-man roster the Cowboys will carry into the preseason
finale against Miami on Thursday night must be trimmed to 53 by
Saturday afternoon.

With Tony Romo and other starters not playing against the
Dolphins, Phillips will get a longer look at guys fighting for

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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