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Cowboys Coach Garrett: 'It's Time to Get to Work'

By JAIME ARON
AP Pro Football Writer

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says he still will be able to get his team plenty tough despite new rules restricting the length of practices and the amount of contact.

At a news conference Wednesday marking the start of his first training camp in charge, Garrett says it's possible that veterans will play more than usual during the preseason to help make up for lost time.

Team officials refuse to comment on specifics about the roster. Vice president Stephen Jones says all eight draft picks are close to signing, and he expects to have as many as 70 players on the field Thursday for the first workout.

Team owner Jerry Jones became emotional discussing the lockout, calling it a perfect storm that both sides were able to weather together.

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