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Cowboys hot routes: Mincey shares his favorite European hot spots

World traveler

Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey loves a variety of music, ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Bob Marley to country. He even owns his own production company, Mr. Mince Productions, and went on a European tour with it after the 2012 season.

His top five stops overseas:

1Dusseldorf, Germany. “That’s where the autobahn is and it’s cool seeing people zoom by you. I actually didn’t drive, but we got up to 120 mph. That’s fast enough.”

2Geneva, Switzerland. “I went to one of the largest car shows in the world there. The best car they had was some $3 million gold car. It was phenomenal.”

3Munich, Germany. “Munich just has a different type of feel to it and has a lot of history in it. The building structures were very, very unique.”

4Amsterdam, Netherlands. “Just a very fun city and it was cool to visit and see everything there.”

5Maastricht, Netherlands. “It’s a party place with a lot of cool bars. I actually met a few guys who attended the Daytona 500 and they were happy to see a Floridian out there.”

Fair scorer?

Jason Garrett and his coaching staff keep score on each individual drill and which player “wins” the battle. He acknowledged he might have been a little biased on a play Saturday when he went with corner Orlando Scandrick over wide receiver Dez Bryant.

Bryant had Scandrick beat on a route, but the throw was high. Garrett knew his grade might fire up Bryant.

“I had my reasons for saying what I said, and so, Dez Bryant’s going to be ready to go today,” Garrett said. “Trust me.”

Celebrity sightings

The Cowboys always have a few notable faces swing by their training camp. On Sunday, former star receiver and NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin dropped by as well as Hall of Fame guard Larry Allen. Los Lonely Boys, a band from San Angelo, also made their annual visit to camp.

Quotes of the day

“I wouldn’t say it’s just throwing a bunch of guys in there. I feel like the guys that they put in there on our defense are deserving of that and they’re going to go out there and produce and see what we can do. I’m just glad the guys that are out there with me have my back like I have theirs and we’re going to see what happens.” — safety Barry Church on the Cowboys having no stars on defense with the loss of DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher and Sean Lee in the off-season

“There’s nothing wrong with a day off. Nobody has ever complained about a day off. I’m just going to get some treatment and get ready for the next day.” — defensive lineman Henry Melton on Monday’s day off

Injury report

G Ronald Leary (strained hamstring): Placed on PUP list but is expected to return early this week.

DT Terrell McClain (ankle): Carted off field Sunday and is day-to-day.

S Matt Johnson (hamstring): Day-to-day.

LB DeVonte Holloman (dehydration): Day-to-day.

DE Anthony Spencer (microfracture surgery on knee): Placed on PUP list and will be monitored daily.

DT Amobi Okoye (personal health issue): Placed on non-football injury list.

LB Will Smith (groin): Day-to-day.

T Darius Morris (hamstring): Day-to-day.

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