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Roster move from Mosley.

The Cowboys added guard Travis Leffew off Green Bay's practice squad and cut running back Keylon Kincade.

Under league rules the Cowboys have to keep Leffew, 6-4, 296 pounds, on their active roster for three games. Leffew went to training camp with Chicago. He was a four-year starter at Louisville and was a first-team All-Big East pick as a senior.

More Mosley.

Defensive end Marcus Spears and safety Pat Watkins have bruised shoulders and cornerback Terence Newman is still seeing stars, but they all made it through practice.

More love for Jason Ferguson.

While Ferguson deserves a great deal of credit for his play this season, he knows better than to think much praise will come his way.

"Nah man, I'm just a big ol' lineman," said Ferguson with a trademark smile that's a constant in the Cowboys' locker room. "That's just the way it is. And that's fine. I know we don't get a lot of attention. We don't really have the stats like the other guys. But that's the life of a nose (tackle). You just do your job and try to clog the middle."

Two former Cowboys make another Top Ten list.  This one is the Top Ten Most Revolutionary Defensive Players.

Deion Sanders:

For a brief period in NFL history, cornerback became the most important position other than quarterback. Teams saw Sanders shut down half the field and decided they needed a shutdown guy. In an age where rules favored the receiver -- Sanders was so fast, had such good balance and hands that his man was basically out of the game. That let the rest of the defense focus on covering other guys and rushing the passer. Since Sanders' heyday, the NFL has changed the rules even more in favor of the passing game, so other than Denver's Champ Bailey, the shutdown corner is basically an extinct species.

Bob Lilly:

Lilly spearheaded a revolutionary Cowboys system that would become known as the "Flex." Coach Tom Landry designed a defense where the tackles lined up slightly off the line of scrimmage, making it harder to run the ball, which was a more prominent part of offenses in the 1950s. Lilly's skill made the defense tremendously effective and Dallas constantly put opponents into third-and-long situations, which led to easy sacks.

From the sublime, to the ridiculous.

Donovan McNabb shouldn't expect a "Get well soon" text message from Terrell Owens.

"Absolutely not," Owens said Tuesday.

But, T.O., don't you remember McNabb sending you one following your reported suicide attempt that turned out to be an accidental overdose?

"I'm not even going there, dude," Owens said, laughing and shaking his head. "I wouldn't even make up a story like that. It's not even worth it. Just not even worth it."

More wisdom from Big T:

How about Romo? Is he riding a wave -- such as the talk of the quarterback pursuing singer Jessica Simpson, gossip that Owens stoked by saying on his radio show last week, "Maybe we can double date and I can go out with Ashlee."

"That's all it is, rumors," Owens said. "That's how he's going to get famous."

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