Romo, Williams improve

Cowboys' combo finds its timing

The Associated PressAugust 6, 2009 

Tony Romo and Roy Williams are getting their timing down.

Romo and Williams had easily their best day of training camp Wednesday in San Antonio, a week after the Dallas Cowboys started practicing at the Alamodome. They hooked up repeatedly, even on tough plays, during the morning session.

"It's feeling real good," Williams said. "It's only a matter of time before it starts clicking. You'll look and see and we'll have turned the page."

Romo's No. 1 receiver with the Cowboys has always been Terrell Owens, but he was cut and has moved on to the Buffalo Bills.

Williams caught only 16 passes for 160 yards and no touchdowns in the eight games with Romo after being acquired from Detroit last season. The only touchdown pass Williams caught for the Cowboys was thrown by Brad Johnson during his first two games, when Romo was injured.

Rivers wants deal: Eli Manning's six-year, $97.5 million contract extension was duly noted in San Diego, where Philip Rivers is in the last year of his deal.

Manning was the property of the Chargers on draft day 2004 before a trade to the New York Giants for Rivers and several picks.

There apparently hasn't been much movement on talks between Rivers' agent, Jimmy Sexton, and the Chargers regarding an extension.

Stallworth, Goodell meet: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth, suspended indefinitely for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk, met in New York with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss reinstatement, according to reports.

Stallworth was recently released from jail after serving 24 days for a DUI conviction.

Eagles' Parker arrested: Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker was arrested on a marijuana possession charge early Wednesday near the team's training camp in northeast Pennsylvania. Lower Saucon Township police said Parker was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation near Lehigh University, where the Eagles train.

Parker was carrying "a small amount of marijuana" and was taken to Northampton County Prison, police said. Parker was released after posting $1,000 bail later Wednesday morning.

Jets claim ex-ECU WR: The New York Jets claimed wide receiver Aundrae Allison off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings.

Allison, a fifth-round pick out of East Carolina in 2007, has 18 career NFL catches for 231 yards and no touchdowns. The 6-foot, 198-pounder also returned punts and kicks. He set a Vikings record as a rookie with the longest play in team history, a 104-yard kickoff return TD against Detroit.

Hackett signs: D.J. Hackett signed with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, giving the team another option for the No. 5 receiver spot after Roydell Williams was waived with a finger injury. Hackett was released by the Carolina Panthers in February.

Jackson returns: Tarvaris Jackson is practicing again with the Minnesota Vikings and said after Wednesday morning's workout that his sprained left knee felt fine. He participated in most of the activities, except for a full-team, 2-minute drill at the end.

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