Grand Prairie Daily News from Grand Prairie, Texas on August 29, 1968 · Page 12
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PAGE 12 GRAND PRAIRIE DAILY NEWS Thursday, Auguit 29, 1968 Get low The Grand Prairie Gopher linemen were digging in and getting low as the opening day drills got underway Monday. In the background watching the proceedings are Coaches Ernie Cunningham, Ken Carter and Chuck Curtis. The Gophers work in shorts through Thursday and don pads on Friday. Daily News Photo Next on the schedule Members of the Gopher coaching staff check over the schedule during a break in practice. Holding the clipboard is Head Coach Chuck Curtis and looking on is David Easterling. Coach Eddie Patton has his back to the camera and Bill Yung is behind him. To the left Ernie Cunningham, checks his elbow as he talks with Quarterback Club President Ben Bailey. Steve Smith, student manager, is immediately to the left of Curtis. Daily News photo Break time A welcome part of the fall football sessions at GPHS is the break time. After a grueling workout the Gophers stop for a short rest period before getting back to the task of preparing for the home opener on Sept. 13. Daily News photo WHILE YOU'RE MAKING NEW FRIENDS AT COLLEGE... DON'T FORGET THE ONES AT HOME. SUBSCRIBE TODAY GRAND PRAIRIE DAILY NEWS 9 months mailed to your college address only $9.20 AN2-5141 * Landry sees Oilers improved, unbeaten By JAMES DAVIS Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry predicted a fast track for Saturday night's battle with the Houston Oilers and also announced the acquisition of free safety Obert Logan at a weekly press luncheon Wednesday. The Cowboys announced the release of linebacker Charles Collins, halfback Roger Grimes, defensive end Art Strahan, and tight end Wilbert Shaw. The NFL club had to reduce its active roster to 46 and Landry said a couple more players would probably be released later Wednesday evening, as the Cowboys attempt to slip several potential taxi squad players past rival clubs. "We will probably activate Logan for the Houston game," said Landry, "although he really isn't a free agent until 3 p.m. (Wednesday). The Saints can reclaim him up to that time." Logan played with the Cowboys in 1966 and was claimed last year by the Saints, but released Monday on waivers. Landry feels the astroturf will be much quicker than the usual grass surface and not a real handicap for the players. "We haven't played in the Astrodome (I haven't even been in it)," said Landry. "So I am sure the players will be awed by it, but I don't think it will be as much a factor as some feel. TURF FAST "The turf appears to be very quick from what game I have seen on television and the dirt portion of the playing field appears to be very hard," said Landry. "The new type of shoes the players will have to wear and the unsureness of the turf shouldn't bother too much." Landry said Houstpj> looked improved over last -Jl and feels their execution!*! very good. Halfback SidT'Blanks drew praise from the Cowboy coach while quarterback Pete Beathard was singled out for his strong throwing arm. "The Oilers use an odd set on defense with the 4-3 align- •ment," said Landry. "They overshift their line with the linebacker stacked behind the tackle. This is a little different from some defenses we have f aced and it destroys the running game to the strong side. "Their offense resembles St. Louis although Wally (Lemm) has added flips and a double wing to his offense," added Landry. "They don't shift into the formations but are set." Landry said his team would be lucky to win Saturday since the Oilers had the momentum of a four game winning streak and considerable AFL prestige at stack. Veterans are expected to see heavy duty this week in the Dallas lineup -with Leon Donohue, Elaine Nye, Phil Clark, and Walt Garrison expected to play at least half the game. EXTRA POINT The extra point play was also questioned as the two- point effort will be in effect Saturday night, as in all inter- league action this season. "We work a lot on our two-yard line offense," said Landry. "So I haven't worried about it too much, although we will work on it more Thursday. I'm not in favor of it at this time be- cause it takes a lot of emphasis off '*»*> touchdown, "It's hard to score six points," said Landry, "and when you lose a game by one point it puts too much of a premium on the extra point. I'll just have to wait and see after Saturday night," The Cowboys will be without the services of Mel Renfro, Dick Daniels, Danny Reeves, and possibly Dave Edwards for the Oilers. Renfro is still bothered by swelling above the knee while Edwards chipped a bone in his wrist against Green Bay. Reeves is still nursing a bruised foot and won't see action for at least one more week. "There's no doubt that Edwards could play this week if it were a league game," said Landry. "He has his wrist in a cast and we probably won't use him. D. D. Lewis will take his place with Les Shy starting ahead of Reeves. Craig Baynham will also run behind Shy." The presence of Logan aids the defensive backfield with Dick Daniels out for two more weeks with his dislocated shoulder. This leaves rookie Ken Kmiec at weak safety with Logan, Phil Clark and Leavie Davis in relief. Craig Morton will split duty with Don Meredith at quarterback although Landry insists Jerry Rhome wasn't as bad as he looked against Green Bay. GRAND PR Amrc DAILY NEWS "exas League standings By United Press International Eastern Division W. L. Pet. GB Ark 79 56 .685 ... Shreve 74 60 .552 4Ms Memphis 65 66 .496 12 Dallas-FW 57 75 .435 Western Division W. L. 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