ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys gets knocked to the turf against the Detroit Lions at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Detroit Lions beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-30. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
After Sunday's devastating loss, already called one of the greatest collapses in the history of the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys head into their bye week with a 2-2 record. They could just as easily be 4-0 with blown games against the New York Jets and yesterday's against the Detroit Lions. They could also just as easily be 0-4 with games againt the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins in which they literally snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat.
The bye week couldn't come at a worse time after such an embarrassing loss that will be looming large now for two weeks until the Cowboys travel to New England to take on Tom Brady & Co. on Oct. 16.
Scratch that, the bye week couldn't come at a better time as the Cowboys will hopefully have a healthy Tony Romo, a healthy Jason Witten, a healthy Felix Jones, a healthy Dez Bryant and will see a healthy Miles Austin return since going down in the overtime win over the 49ers.
If the Cowboys would have won Sunday's game, which they very well should have, they'd be the talk of the town (in a good way). The Lions came in undefeated behind an explosive, young offensive unit that Rob Ryan's troops shut down for the most part. Instead, Tony Romo threw two pick-6s in the fourth quarter and threw the game away, much like he did against the Jets.
So in summation, this bye week is probably the most welcomed around these parts in a good while, and it's also probably one of the most dreaded in a while. After all, it's not every day you're on the bad side of the worst collapse in NFL history.