On Monday, we talked about how despite what conventional wisdom might say in regards to sitting guys like Tony Romo and DeMarco Murray on the bench for this Sunday's regular-season finale in Washington, it might actually be in their best interests to play.
Turns out, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett agreed with us, as he said Monday that he will not rest his starters in the game a week before his team is set to open its first postseason since 2009, with their slim chance at a first-round bye notwithstanding.
“What we’re going to do is we’re going to practice as well as we can practice and go play our best football game,” Garrett told reporters. “We play the early game up there so all the scenarios everybody is talking about no one will know what those are, so we got to go play our best football.”
Garrett made it sound like it'll be business as usual on Sunday, and that might not be ideal as it'd be nice to get some star players a little breather heading into the playoffs, but a whole week off isn't the answer.
The Cowboys are arguably the hottest team going right now, with the only competition coming in the form of the Seattle Seahawks, so it'd be awfully risky to stop that proverbial freight train dead in its tracks before the postseason even begins.