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Johnson, Jones are reunited

Jimmy Johnson got back together with Jerry Jones on Thursday _ to settle some old issues and to tape an interview for Sunday's NFL pregame show on Fox.

"He offered me a contract, and I turned it down," Johnson joked as he and Jones walked onto the Cowboys practice field at Valley Ranch.

Johnson coached the Cowboys from 1989-93, helping the team go from 1-15 to back-to-back Super Bowl champions. But the coach and owner had a falling out, and Barry Switzer succeeded Johnson.

Johnson returned to the practice facility for the first time since 1994, but this time as a TV analyst for Fox. Johnson said he and Jones settled some personal issues during what was an emotional meeting.

"We were able to say some things that have never been said," Johnson said. "We were able to answer some questions that have never been answered."

Johnson said he volunteered to do the interview. He wouldn't go into detail about what they discussed.

McNabb decides to

wear cast for now

PHILADELPHIA _ Donovan McNabb might not have surgery on the broken right ankle that could keep him out for the rest of the regular season.

The quarterback returned to Philadelphia with a cast on the ankle after meeting with a specialist in Houston. McNabb will wear the cast until he is examined again in about two weeks.

He could have surgery then, but McNabb likely will let the bone heal on its own, even though an operation might allow him to return earlier.

CARDINALS: Linebacker Rob Fredrickson will miss at least two games because of a neck injury.

CHARGERS: Linebacker Donnie Edwards and guard Bob Hallen returned to practice, four days after suffering concussions in an overtime win against the 49ers.

JETS: Guard Dave Szott, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee May 29, could return as early as Dec. 2 for a Monday night game at Oakland.

LIONS: Veteran cornerback Jimmy Hitchcock was signed.

PACKERS: Running back Jay Graham was signed to replace injured rookie Najeh Davenport.

SEAHAWKS: Offensive tackle Chris Terry was signed a day after he was waived by the Panthers.

PLAYERS FINED: Packers quarterback Brett Favre and Vikings defensive tackle Chris Hovan were fined $5,000 each for confrontations during Sunday's game. Favre was penalized for hitting Vikings safety Jack Brewer out of bounds after he intercepted a Favre pass during Minnesota's 31-21 victory. Hovan was fined for taunting Favre after another interception.

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