IRVING, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo was weighing the guilty pleasure
of being a couch potato this weekend against the chance to make a
quick road trip. Either way, he figured he couldn't lose.
After winning six of their first seven games, Romo and the rest
of the Dallas Cowboys deserve a little midseason vacation during
their bye weekend.
Besides, they're going to need the rest.
The Cowboys will jump into the rest of their season with a
stretch that should show whether they're really as good as their
NFC-best record indicates. Their next three games are on the road
against the Philadelphia and the New York Giants, then home against
the Washington Redskins. It's a rare back-to-back-to-back swing
through the division. The best news for Dallas is that help is on
Receiver Terry Glenn has been on the roster all season despite
two knee surgeries. There's no timetable for his return, but in a
text message he sent T.O. a few days ago he used the phrase "when
I get back."
The outlook is even better on defense. Line newcomer Tank
Johnson has one more game to serve of a league suspension before
making his Dallas debut. He'll help ease the load at nose tackle
that Jay Ratliff has been handling since Jason Ferguson went down
in the opener.
The secondary should be back to its projected lineup as soon as