IRVING, Texas -- Terrell Owens warmed up for practice
Friday, then went to see a trainer about his injured ankle.
Problem? Nope, quite the opposite.
Owens felt so good he wanted the protective tape he'd been
wearing cut off. Then he ran to join his teammates who were lined
up to stretch, slapping hands and practically doing a victory lap
on his way to his spot, complete with waving his right index
"I'm good,'' Owens said later, at his locker. "See you
The team's official report listed his participation in practice
as limited and his game status as questionable. Coach Wade Phillips
was more hopeful about having his All-Pro receiver in the lineup
Sunday against the New York Giants. Phillips added that if Owens
can play, he'll start.
"Terrell said he's going to play and I believe him. I think he
will attempt to play and we will let him,'' Phillips said. "To
what degree, at what level, remains to be seen in the game. Unless
something unforeseen happens, I think he probably will [play].''
Owens was the last player out of the locker room and onto the
practice field, then did some warm-up steps going forward and
sideways. Once he felt comfortable, he joined the receivers
catching lobs. He was striding slowly and without a hitch before
stopping for the tape removal.
After stretching, Owens moved as quickly as anyone on his way
back to join the receivers. Reporters weren't allowed to watch
anything after that.
"He did good, he looked good -- he's ready to go Sunday,''
fellow receiver Sam Hurd said. "Especially when running, he looked