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Cowboys fill last slot on roster

Dallas finally filled out the 53 man roster, picking up defensive end Junior Glymph who was playing on Atlanta's practice squad.

Glymph is 6-5 and 270 pounds and played in three games for the Falcons this year. He played college ball at Carson-Newman where he had 27 career sacks.

If you get the NFL Network, Sunday's game against Kansas City will be featured as the game of the week Thursday at 8 p.m.

Seldom do I like anything that Randy Galloway over at the DFW Star-Telegram writes, but last week he wrote about how much Dallas misses Flozell Adams. Adams, of course, has long been tagged an underachiever. Galloway dropped this gem on us.

As a friend reminded me this week on Adams, "Underachieving talent is still better than no talent."

Amen. We'll see if Petitti and Tucker can make it two effective games in a row.

If you're thinking about the Cowboys winning the NFC East, here's how breaks it down.

The Cowboys' remaining schedule begins Sunday with a road game against the surging Redskins - who sit one game behind Dallas in the division - followed by a visit to Carolina (9-4), which currently owns the top wild-card spot, and a home game against the Rams in the season finale.

The Giants will play host to the Chiefs on Sunday and then finish out the season at Washington and Oakland.

If the Cowboys and Giants finish with identical records, the first tiebreaker would be division records since they split the season series. The Cowboys are 3-2 in the NFC East and the Giants are 4-1. Both teams still must play at Washington.

If they finish with the same division record, the next tiebreaker would be their record against common opponents. Not counting games against each other, the Giants are 7-2 and the Cowboys are 6-4. All three of the Giants' remaining games (Kansas City, Washington and Oakland) are against common opponents, while the Cowboys must play two more common opponents (Washington, St. Louis).

If you want to work out the mathematical permutations of that, go for it, I'll stick with a simpler formula. Dallas needs to win Sunday.

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