Biggs: Wade likes 5th preseason game

You will not find an NFL coach that wouldn’t do just about anything for an extra week of training camp.

But not every coach would take the extra week at the cost of a fifth preseason game. That’s what the Dallas Cowboys will have playing in the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 8 vs. the Cincinnati Bengals at Canton, Ohio. The extra early game will allow the Cowboys to open training camp July 24, a week ahead of 30 other teams.

"I think it's fine," Cowboys coach Wade Phillips told the Dallas Morning News. "With our team I think it's a good thing.

"We have a lot of young players. We had some young players that were hurt last year or didn't play a whole lot or played some and need more playing time. I can just see that helping."

Good luck to Wade on convincing his veterans this is such a good thing.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he liked the idea of the Cowboys playing in the game so the organization could celebrate as Emmitt Smith, the league's all-time leading rusher, is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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