Coach Tom Landry says Danny White will be the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback for the regular-season opener Sept. 9 against the visiting Washington Redskins.
Landry made the statement yesterday at the Cowboys' Thousand Oaks, Calif., training camp after someone asked about his choice between White or Gary Hogeboom.
"There is no decision to be made," said Landry. "Danny will be the starting quarterback until he proves he can't do it."
Landry also said that running back Tony Dorsett, who signed a five-year contract Wednesday night, still would have to pay his $1,000-a-day fines for missing 20 days of training camp.
Patriots: The New England Patriots are for sale as part of a $100 million real estate deal to be arranged by a New York investment bank, according to a published report.
The team will be part of a package to be offered by Goldman Sachs & Co., a major Wall Street investment bank, and will include the leases on Sullivan Stadium and on the New England Raceway in Foxboro, Mass., according to an article prepared for today's Boston Globe.
Also, the Patriots agreed to terms with USFL running back Eric Jordan.
Jets: Joe Walton (14-18 in two seasons) signed a series of one-year contracts to continue as New York's head coach, the team announced.
Wide receiver Lam Jones, who tore a tendon in his finger two weeks ago, was placed on injured reserve.
Vikings: Minnesota traded five-year veteran linebacker Robin Sendlein and a 1986 second-round draft choice to Miami for the NFL rights to wide receiver Anthony Carter of the USFL Oakland Invaders.
Seahawks: Seattle cornerback Kenny Easley sprained his knee and ankle. The injuries are not considered serious.
49ers: Tight end Russ Francis (pinched nerve) and linebacker Fulton Kuykendall (knee arthroscopy) might miss San Francisco's regular-season opener at Minnesota.
Rams 39, Cardinals 7: In Anaheim, Calif., Barry Redden rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as Los Angeles beat St. Louis in a preseason game.
Redden, filling in for holdout Eric Dickerson, scored on a one-yard run in the first quarter and an eight-yard run in the second as the Rams ran up a 20-0 halftime advantage. Redden did not play in the second half.
A.J. Jones also scored two second-half touchdowns for Los Angeles.