IRVING, Texas - As much as Jerry Jones wanted to add a receiver to help Terrell Owens and Tony Romo, he has struck out so far this offseason.
No free agents. No draft picks. No trades.
Instead, the Dallas Cowboys are counting on a comeback from Terry Glenn, who missed nearly all of last season because of two knee operations and wasn't on the field for the start of voluntary organized team activities this week.
Problem? Just proceeding with caution, said Jones, adding that he had "a good, long personal visit" with Glenn on Monday.
"There is no medical reason right now that he couldn't come out," Jones said. "But . . . we weren't going to ask him to win the Super Bowl out there. So that is a key. We don't want him to do that in training camp, but we do want him to get as much timing and as much work with Romo as he can. He's doing some receiving. And we want him to spend as much time with the young receivers as he can."
Glenn turns 34 the day before players report to training camp. Owens is 35, giving the Cowboys perhaps the oldest starting tandem in the league.
Dallas' justification is that Owens is in tremendous shape and that Glenn is still among the fastest players, even if he's lost a step because of age and injuries.
Glenn has played all 16 games only twice in his 12-year career. He also has had two seasons pretty much wiped out by injuries.
Last season, the problems began at the start of training camp. Surgery was needed, then on his first day back he was hurt again - leading to another surgery.
He recovered in time to play some in the season finale, but didn't catch a pass. He started the Cowboys' only playoff game and had two catches for 30 yards. *