Tuesday, July 28, 1998
Cowboys sign new quarterback
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys signed former
Rice quarterback Josh LaRocca on Monday and cut former Texas
Christian quarterback Max Knake.
LaRocca has played for the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL-Europe
Quarterbacks coach Buddy Geis said the Cowboys went to LaRocca
because he has more experience.
"Max was able to get a lot of repetitions and we just
thought we needed another backup quarterback who had pro experience,"
LaRocca joined the team for the morning workout.
--- Leon Lett catches coach Gailey's eye
Leon Lett, who missed all but two games of the 1997 season
because of an NFL-mandated drug suspension, has impressed new
coach Chan Gailey.
"He can be a great player," Gailey said. "Time
will tell. Greatness is proven over the years. I'm excited about
where he can be. He had a very good off-season."
Gailey said he wasn't worried about Lett's past problems with
"I expect everything to go right for Leon and his life.
I don't spend time worrying about him," Gailey said. "I'd
rather him know that I trust him."
--- Cowboys draw over 4,000 fans a day
An average of 4,133 fans per day are attending Cowboy practices
at Midwestern State University.
With that average, almost 100,000 fans will have attended
practices by the time training camp ends on Aug. 15.
Training camps at St. Edward's University in Austin averaged
between 90,000 to 110,000 per season.
--- Deion gets a lesson
Deion Sanders is back after minor May surgery on his left
ankle and he showed in practice on Monday that he is not 100
Sanders was beaten on back-to-back pass plays.
Stepfret Williams beat Sanders deep on a pass from Troy Aikman.
On the next play, Billy Davis fooled Sanders for a 15-yard
--- Sprinkles Fall
For the first time during training camp, a rain drop actually
fell on the practice field.
A single cloud dumped a few sprinkles of rain for about 10
minutes. The crowd cheered.
Then the cloud went away on another 100-plus-degree day.
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