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Head Coach Andy Reid

Injuries: "Really, we just have (DE) Victor (Abiamiri) and (WR) Kevin Curtis are listed as out. (WR) Reggie (Brown), you saw, was working with the offense there. We'll just see how he does here over the next couple of days and whether there's a chance that he gets in there and has an opportunity to play; which is a positive thing. I wasn't sure that he'd be at this spot right now. That's good."

Opening Remarks: "We look forward to the challenge of playing the Cowboys. We know they're a very good football team; it takes you about five plays to figure that out when you put on the tape. They're fast, as a football team, they're big and they're good. We prepared ourselves, had a good week of practice and we look forward to going down there and playing against them on Monday night."

On whether Reggie Brown is still listed as questionable: "I'll tell you what Reggie is listed as: questionable."

On whether he'll mix Brown in if he's ready, as opposed to having him start right away: "He wouldn't play every play. That's not what we would do there. We would, obviously, rotate him."

On how he'll determine whether Brown is ready to go or not: "We'll see how he feels; just take it day-by-day here."

On whether there is a key to winning on the road: "I don't know that. I'm always a firm believer that if you have good players and coaches and everybody's working hard and pulling in the same direction, you have an opportunity to win. The one thing we try to do on the road is try to keep it as consistent as we can to when we're at home. Whether that's a remedy to winning on the road, I don't know that, but I think that's important. I think it's important for the coaches and the players to try to keep them in their routine that they do before a game."

On whether their routine will be affected by the weather: "Right now, I think we're okay. I've been given the Doppler reports here often over the past few days, so I think we're okay."

On whether he's curious to see how the team will respond to a hostile environment so early in the season: "Yeah, I think that's important. That's one of the challenges, and then, obviously, the other challenge is to play against a good football team."

On the Cowboys' defense: "They have talent, and they have a head coach (Wade Phillips) and a defensive coordinator (Brian Stewart) that understand the defense very well and have been very successful in this league running that 3-4 defense, so they know all the little intricacies about it and tricks and so on. You have to be very sharp with that."

On the use of crowd noise during practice today in order to help prepare for how loud it will be on the sideline in Texas Stadium: "It's a bit loud down there, and I would presume it would be that way with a Monday night game and two good football teams with an opportunity to play each other. I don't leave anything to chance. We need work against it with the noise, so we used it."

On whether there is a chance CB Lito Sheppard will start this game: "We'll see how it all works out here. I've said before, I would consider all three of them as starters. We'll see how it all works out."

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