SPECTATOR SPORT: The only "passes" Owens caught were throws going back and forth between other receivers and coaches during some drills. Mostly, Owens stood around with his arms folded and watched the only practice of the day. Coach Wade Phillips had talked about giving veterans some time off - and the coach made No. 81 take a break to rest his sore hamstrings. Owens was on the field in uniform, minus his helmet and shoulder pads.
COACH T.O.: Phillips had Owens participate in one way at practice. "I told him I wanted him to help the other receivers, especially in the scoring zone stuff," Phillips said. "He helped coach them today. I think that will help."