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Jones lifts gag order on Phillips -- for a day

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he would be the lone voice of the organization this offseason, but he's making an exception Wednesday. Head coach Wade Phillips, who was muzzled during the Senior Bowl and combine, will be available to reporters Wednesday during the NFL owners' meeting, according to a club source.

Phillips conducted an end-of-the-season news conference and has remained silent since that time. His only comment came in a short press release following Terrell Owens' surprising release. Before that, he'd explained to reporters that he wasn't allowed to speak, which had never been the case with the Cowboys' six previous head coaches.

The NFC Beast blog has reserved a spot at Phillips' breakfast table and hopes to discuss several topics, including the team's decision to release T.O. and his thoughts on the Cowboys' other offseason moves. It's not like Phillips is a quote machine, but it's interesting that Jones is showing a little flexibility after sending a club-wide e-mail warning employees not to talk to reporters.

OK, starting tomorrow I'll be reporting/blogging from the St. Regis Hotel, where the owners' meeting is being held. Look forward to catching up then.