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Cowboys can clinch playoff spot this weekend

I didn't know this, but the Cowboys can actually clinch a playoff spot this weekend.

According to the league office, the Cowboys can clinch a playoff berth this weekend if they beat New Orleans and all of the following happens: Philadelphia loses at Washington, Minnesota loses or ties against Detroit, St. Louis loses or ties against Chicago, San Francisco loses or ties against Green Bay, and Atlanta loses at Tampa Bay.

Ok, it's not likely that all of that happens, but just the fact that it's possible we can clinch a spot in the post-season already is encouraging news.

Tony Romo has hit the big-time. How do we know? He's now a Fathead.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's newfound stardom hasn't given him the big head, but he does have a Fathead. Romo, who is 5-1 as the starter since replacing Drew Bledsoe, is the latest addition to Fathead's NFL product line. Fatheads are life-size wall graphics of sports stars. The items were made popular through commercials on ESPN by Chad Johnson and Ben Roethlisberger. Other current and former Cowboys in the Fathead line are Emmitt Smith, Julius Jones, Troy Aikman and Roy Williams.

When the Cowboys are on the whole country is watching, when they play the Giants everybody's watching including the New York market. What's that mean:

Sunday's NFC East matchup between the Cowboys and Giants on Fox Sports, won by Dallas 23-20, had the highest rating for a regular-season game on any network since December 1997.

Someone posted this in the comments already, but some readers might've missed it.

Saints defensive tackle Hollis Thomas was suspended for the final four games of the regular season Tuesday for violating the league's steroid policy.

The Saints play the Cowboys on Sunday night at Texas Stadium.

Thomas, backed by the team, appealed the suspension, which he said was caused by using asthma medication. He uses an inhaler daily and it apparently contained a banned steroid.

Yesterday, I posted my film review of the Giants game and ended up leaving out someone I wanted to give props to, Miles Austin. He's replaced Tyson Thompson on the kickoff returns and has done a super job. He continually gave us good starting position against the Giants and on a couple he looked like he was close to breaking one. This has been an "under the radar" move that is really helping us. Congrats to Austin.

Austin went into the weekend averaging 24.9 yards on seven returns. Austin had four returns against the Giants that averaged 26.8 yards. His longest was a 33-yarder in the first quarter

If you're interested in Terrell Owens' birthday party, go here.

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