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Keyshawn shoots down Cowboys rumors

Keyshawn Johnson said Monday he wants to play another season in Carolina, but only if offensive coordinator Dan Henning returns, too.

When told by The Charlotte Observer that the Panthers hadn't made a move with Henning, Johnson told the newsapaper: "If that's the case, then I'm back."

Johnson caught 70 passes for 815 yards and four touchdowns in 2006. He also had a rushing touchdown for the Panthers, who struggled to an 8-8 fnish and didn't make the playoffs one season after reaching the NFC Championship Game.

Johnson also shot down reports that he planned to void his contract and try to return to the Dallas Cowboys.

"If I'm going to play anywhere next year, it will be with the Carolina Panthers," Johnson told The Observer.

Despite signing Johnson in the offseason, the Panthers couldn't
free up Steve Smith, whose numbers were off from last season when
he led the league in receiving.

Henning took a lot of heat for not
getting Smith more involved and for Carolina's NFL-worst third-down
conversion rate.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.