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Wade Phillips press conference 1/10/08

Wade: We had a rousing practice today, thought it was good, guys were into it, and we’re excited. Preparation is a big part of playing. They’re well prepared.

He was limited but having him back helped the atmosphere. You guys saw him. Y’all can decide. Obviously he’s better because he practiced, he did the warm-ups and ran some routes. He limped some, that’s a bigger problem with a receiver than an offensive tackle, so he was limited. You saw it. He did some team stuff, but it was limited. Had some trouble with some cuts, he looked OK.

Terry Glenn?
Terry is doing better. Still limited in practice and not taking every down or reps like starters do. Terry took a few more than Terrell. He feels better.

DeMarcus Ware?
It’s a personal family medical matter. I don’t want to get into it. He’ll be back tomorrow.

Healthy overall as a team?
With Terrell we’re not, that’s a big factor. Other than that, overall the health is good. The two corners are better than they’ve been, WR is down some, but Terry Glenn is a plus. We’re in pretty good shape.

Did they do something different to slow down Jason Witten in the second game?
They did a few different things, we still had a good game offensively, just didn’t involve him that much. We try to involve him but they try to take him away. Sometimes it’s how much they double Terrell.

Did you do things different against Plaxico in the second game to slow him down?
We changed things. Like they did with Witten, we tried to cover him more. Doubled him some, like Terrell gets doubled. He’s a big play player and we didn’t pay enough attention the first time.

Jay Ratliff?
Looks good. He’s back, ready to go. He could have played two weeks ago. He could have played last week too but he was on vacation somewhere.

Confidence in your defense?
Feel good about our team, I feel like we’ll play well. I expect our best.

Ed note - Jerry Jones also did a press conference today and I'll have the notes on that up in a little while.

(Disclaimer: These press conference recaps are just paraphrases of what Wade Phillips says and aren’t vetted for total accuracy on quotes. I shorten and condense things he says but try to get across the intended meaning. Occasionally, what I post loses the context of something Wade said and may appear counter-intuitive. If you have questions about something from the press conference, feel free to ask in the comments.)

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