IRNING, TX - OCTOBER 16: Offensive lineman Flozell Adams #76 of the Dallas Cowboys is helped by the training staff after being hurt against the New York Giants on October 16, 2005 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports that left tackle Flozell Adams returned to practice Friday, after missing Thursday with what's being called a "minor shoulder injury."
Adams was hurt on the same play that saw Felix Jones go down with a sprained PCL, an injury that will cause the second-year running back to miss1-2 weeks. The veteran lineman was held out for a few snaps as Doug Free came in as his replacement, but returned shortly thereafter.
Attending Thursday's practice in a t-shirt and shorts, Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones each stated that the injury was minor, and that they expected Adams to return Friday.
"We're holding [Adams] out for precaution," said Jones, on Thursday.
Flozell, the league's newest pariah after being fined thrice in as many weeks, will have his hands full in Denver as he's charged with keeping Elvis Dumervil at bay, and Tony Romo on his feet. Dumerville is currntly second in the league in sacks with six, which is three more than the Cowboys have as a team.
Also interesting will be if Flozell can extend his getting-fined-for-nefarious-activities streak to four games.
Will it be a karate chop to Dumervil? A figure-four leglock on Brian Dawkins? Or will he keep it simple, and go with the time-tested leg whip?
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why they play the games.