Open Thread: Cowboys vs Eagles


Are you guys ready for this? I will miss about 30 minutes of the game because my rock band has a short gig tonight at 10 p.m. I’ve got the DVR rolling. Full post game reports all this week.

Leave your comments throughout the game.

Game notes: Terrell Owens needs one touchdown to surpass Cris Carter as No. 2 on the touchdown list.

During the pre-game chatter on ESPN, Donovan McNabb had a short piece, where he says his worst defeat was the Super Bowl. Yeah, well, when you vomit in the huddle and manage the clock like that, and then get pounded for it, and deny it, it sort of becomes a mental strike against you forever. 

Again, Keyshawn Johnson needs to shut his mouth. Seriously. 

Injury report courtesy of

DE Victor Abiamiri (wrist)
WR Kevin Curtis (hernia)  

WR Reggie Brown (hamstring)

S Sean Considine (hand)
DT Dan Klecko (hand)

WR Sam Hurd (ankle)
G Kyle Kosier (foot)

WR Miles Austin (knee)
CB Terence Newman (groin)
LB Anthony Spencer (knee)

RB Marion Barber (ribs)
WR Isaiah Stanback (shoulder)

QB Tony Romo (chin, hand) – Head coach Wade Phillips praised Romo’s toughness in finishing Sunday’s game after being hit hard by three Browns in the third quarter. He received 13 stitches to his chin. X-rays on his left hand were negative and he has not been limited in practice, nor is he listed on the team’s official injury report.

RB Marion Barber (ribs) – Phillips said Barber was not expected to be limited for the Week Two game against Philadelphia, and shouldn’t need a flak jacket. He left Sunday’s game in the third quarter with bruised ribs. X-rays were negative. He has had full participation in practice this week and is listed as probable on the team’s injury report.

CB Terence Newman (groin) – Although Newman said Monday he’d make his season debut against Philadelphia, Phillips wants more evidence in practice that the Pro Bowl cornerback is ready to return from his nagging groin injury. Newman was limited again on Thursday and Friday and has a 50-50 chance to play against Philadelphia. Phillips said he practiced more with the first-team defense and could indeed play Monday night. Last week, Newman worked mostly with the scout team before sitting out the season opener against Cleveland.

LB Anthony Spencer (knee) – Spencer has returned to practice on a limited basis this week and could play against the Eagles. He is listed as questionable on the official injury report. Spencer underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from behind his kneecap on Aug. 20.

WR Miles Austin (knee) – Austin also has returned to practice on a limited basis this week, and may be back in the lineup for Monday’s game. While somewhat limited in practice, head coach Wade Phillips said Austin has a good chance to play against the Eagles, although he is listed as questionable. He sprained his left knee against Denver on Aug. 16.

WR Sam Hurd (ankle) – The third-year receiver shed his walking boot Monday and has started running for the first time since sustaining a high ankle sprain in the preseason finale. Hurd won’t play this week but said on Friday he is hoping to play in Green Bay and is guaranteeing a return by the Sept. 28 game against Washington.

WR Isaiah Stanback (shoulder) – Despite suffering a shoulder subluxation in the preseason, Stanback played against Cleveland and has had full participation in practice this week. Stanback is wearing a protective harness and wants to delay shoulder surgery until after the season.

LG Kyle Kosier (foot) – Kosier suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot in the third preseason game and could miss two to three more games. He did not make the trip to Cleveland last week.