Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys during training camp at the Alamodome on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas.
The bye week came at a good time for the Dallas Cowboys, whose roster has been pretty well banged up through the first four weeks of this season, and they intend to use it. The Cowboys will run relatively light workouts throughout this week, while those injured continue to rehab in hopes of playing against the New England Patriots in week six.
Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), defensive end Jason Hatcher (calf), cornerback Orlando Scandrick and kicker David Buehler (groin) are all hoping to make their return to the field against New England. Tony Romo (ribs), Dez Bryant (thigh), Mike Jenkins (shoulder) and Gerald Sensabugh (concussion) will also benefit from the timing of the bye week.
Next week, hopefully healthier in general, the Cowboys will begin preparing for New England.
“We’ll give some other guys a chance to get some reps,” head coach Jason Garrett said of this week, per ESPN Dallas, “but at the same time we’ll look at some things we want to look at both offensively and defensively as we go forward to see if it fits, and also sharpen up the things we have been working on.
“We’re not going to get into a heavy New England preparation right now or the next couple of days. We’ll do that as coaches. We’ll wait on that until early next week [to do it in practice].”
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