Eagles wide receiver Todd Pinkston ruptured an Achilles' tendon in practice yesterday and is out for the season.

Pinkston injured his ankle when he was tripped up on a route down the sideline. He remained down for several minutes before limping to the medical tent.

Running back Correll Buckhalter also went down with a leg injury in the morning. The team said he had a bone bruise.

* COWBOYS: Defensive end Marcus Spears, one of two first-round draft picks considered a potential defensive starter, is expected to be out four weeks after he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, a high right ankle sprain and a pulled groin in practice.

Spears was hurt at the end of a running play during team drills when he became caught up in a pile of players. After remaining down briefly, he had to be helped up by teammates before limping to the sideline.

* COURTS: Former Pro Bowl running back Chris Warren, a graduate of Robinson High, has been sentenced to five years of probation and 500 hours of community service for failure to pay child support.

Warren was ordered Thursday to pay $43,500 immediately to the mother of his two daughters, and to continue making payments of $5,000 a month.