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To Bye or Not to Bye, That is the Question



    So your Dallas Cowboys are coming off a huge win over their interstate "rivals" in the Battle of I-45.

    The Cowboys were actually underdogs, a position they seem to thrive in, and played by far their most complete game of the season. Tony Romo teetered on perfection, the running game got going (sorta) and the defense shut down the top offense in the NFL.

    We're fired up! Right? Well, wait til next week. That's what the Cowboys have to do now as they are on bye this week, champing on the bit to get at the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 10.

    So which is the better way to come off a game like this? There's obviously that whole momentum thing that some coaches swear by and others get mad about its uttering from the human mouth.

    There's no question the Cowboys have some momentum right now, but does that matter? Depends who you ask, I guess.

    On the flip side, bye weeks are always good to rehab injuries, and the Cowboys had their fair share on Sunday.

    Jason Witten and Kyle Kosier are both battling MCL sprains, and this week falls particularly big for Kosier. The Cowboys best offensive lineman just returned from an MCL injury and could use an extra week to rehab his new one. Witten claims he would play if the Cowboys had a game this weekend.

    So there's that.

    Regardless of all of the above, it seems byes are best taken in the middle of the season and not in the first possible bye week the NFL schedules (Week 4). So thanks a lot for that, NFL.

    As far as the momentum goes, these guys are professionals, hopefully they can build on what they did last week and use the extra week to prepare for Chris Johnson and Vince Young wisely.

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