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It was a veritable offensive explosion for the Cowboys on Sunday.

The 45 points were the most by the Cowboys since a 48-7 victory against the Cardinals in 2000. They rushed for 217 yards, including 122 and a touchdown by Julius Jones, who topped the 100-yard mark for the first time this season. It was the Cowboys' best rushing game since 2003.

Marion Barber and Tyson Thompson also scored. It was the first time since 2000 that three Cowboys rushed for touchdowns.

Receiver Terry Glenn, thriving while opponents key on Owens, caught two 13-yard touchdown passes from quarterback Drew Bledsoe.

Looking back at the first three games, the Cowboys offense is getting it done. 17 points against a very good Jags defense on the road, 27 points against a good Redskins defense, and 45 points against a not-so-good Titans team. If we score over 17 points, we should win most games.

Albert Haynesworth awaits his fate. As disgusted as I was by what he did, at least the punk is not dodging his responsibility and trying to blame someone or something else.

"What I'd like to say is that I'm very sorry," Haynesworth said. "I apologize to Andre. What I did was disgusting. It's something that should never happen. I mean, I'm not a dirty player. I don't play dirty. I have respect for the game.

"What I feel like is I disgraced the game, disgraced my team and disgraced my last name. ... When I was sitting here in the locker room when the game was going on, I was looking at my phone, which has my kids on it. I don't want them to have my last name and to think their dad is a dirty player, because I don't play that way. ... What I did was disgusting. It doesn't matter what the league does to me."

Andre Gurode is still not sure why it happened.

Gurode was surprised at what happened.

"I've never been kicked in the face like this, and I've never seen anybody kick nobody else in the face," Gurode said.

Kennard McGuire, Gurode's agent, expressed concern.

"I'm going to speak with both teams and the league tomorrow to determine their course of action regarding this incident," McGuire said. "I have tremendous concerns about what happened."

TNT is making life hard for the opposing secondaries.

Most opponents are expected to defend Owens with double-teams or disguise man coverage before going into a zone.

Tennessee did that numerous times, but Glenn caught both his touchdowns in zone coverage. He gave a head fake to a defender before racing into the end zone to receive Bledsoe's pass on the first score. And he outran a defender for the second one.


Just how Parcells envinsioned it over the summer. But Terry Glenn wants it known that he's pretty good in his own right.
The presence of Owens and a two-tight end set is supposed to clear the way for Glenn to make more plays.

"I hear people say that a lot," Glenn said. "I've caught plenty of balls in this league. I'm not saying T.O. doesn't attract double-coverage, but sometimes I'm able to get open on my own. I don't need other receivers and tight ends. I think I'm a pretty decent receiver. We just use everything to help each other."

John Clayton had a lot of time on his hands so he went in-depth into Owens' day. The Titans had a plan to stop Owens.

On a second-and-8 with the Cowboys leading, 14-3, Owens went down the sidelines and caught a 36-yard pass on Hill. He juggled the ball enough to get the completion before he was knocked down. To prevent a replay challenge, Bledsoe lined up in a no-huddle to get the next play off and keep the reception in tact.

"It doesn't bother me," Owens said of his hand. "I ran a route on the sideline and I heard the coaches say, 'Slap his hand, slap his hand,' and I agree with it, slap my hand. Other than that, it didn't bother me at all."


Slap his hand? Probably the right call but not very manly. The Titans defense are hand-slappers! (When they're not busy cutting a guy's face with cleats)

So the Cowboys whip the Titans and move on to ... Philly. Talk about the hype machine getting ready to explode. Owens returns to Philly and the coverage is going to be wall-to-wall. Parcells wasn't ready to discuss that yet.

"I'm going to enjoy this plane ride home," Parcells said. "I'm going to go home and have something to eat and relax, OK. So I ain't getting into next week now."

Ah, yes, next week.

The Cowboys travel to Philadelphia, bringing Owens back to the city that loved him in 2004 when he helped the Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX and now despises him.