ARLINGTON, Texas The Dallas Cowboys found out Wednesday that hitting receivers is a lot easier than hitting a little white ball.
Nine members of the NFL team plus coach Jason Garrett participated in a home run derby for charity at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Former Cowboys great Troy Aikman, who's also a spokesman for event sponsor Reliant Energy, took a few swings as well. The event raised 40,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
Tight end John Phillips was the only Cowboy to hit a home run with drive a couple of rows deep over the out-of-town scoreboard in left field. Phillips also hit a ball off the wall in front of the visitor's bullpen and displayed the most power, by far.
However, Phillips was bested in the championship round by Garrett, who hit more line drives to the outfield.
"He looks like Mickey Mantle, for crying out loud," said Garrett, who seemed surprised to win the trophy. "I wanted to go up there and I was going to kind ...