Glenn says he will take split contract; Cowboys still contemplating it

Updated: July 25, 2008, 11:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Wide receiver Terry Glenn says he's accepted the concept of signing a split contract with the Dallas Cowboys but team owner Jerry Jones remains undecided on whether to bring the veteran receiver back under those terms.

Under the terms of the new deal, the oft-injured receiver will not be paid his entire $1.7 million salary should he reinjure his right knee, Glenn told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Terry Glenn

Glenn

However, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hasn't decided if he wants to take a chance on Glenn, according to Werder. Jones has not told Glenn if he should report to camp or expect to be released.

Jones is reportedly concerned about depth at the wide receiver position beyond Terrell Owens. Others in the Cowboys' organization are worried about Glenn's health. He was one topic in a team staff meeting on Thursday.

"Hopefully, this gets worked out. Jerry holds the key," Glenn told Werder.

The amount Glenn will be paid is not known.

Glenn missed 15 games after having two surgeries on his right knee last season.

Also missing from the first training camp practice were the Cowboys' two first-round draft picks, running back Felix Jones from Arkansas and cornerback Mike Jenkins from South Florida. Both players have the same agent, and the Cowboys were confident agreements would be in place soon.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.