Terrell Owens had his surgery yesterday.
Three screws and a plate were inserted to repair the broken ring finger he suffered in the Cowboys' 27-10 victory against the Redskins on Sunday night.
It seems that the prognosis for his recovery and return to the field is getting shorter and shorter. Everyone believes he will be back for the Philadelphia game, and now there's speculation he might play in Tennessee.
Right now, the early thought is Owens will miss the Cowboys' next game, Oct. 1 in Tennessee against the 0-2 Titans.
And that he will return in time to play the following week's game: Oct. 8, in Philadelphia.
"No, that wouldn't shock me," one Cowboy official said with a smile.
That sounds about right. I think we can take the Titans without Owens, so let him heal up for another week. Who will start in his absence? Patrick Crayton seemed like the obvious choice, except he doesn't play Owens' position. It might be Sam Hurd.
I'd like to see Sam Hurd given the opportunity with Crayton coming in as the 3rd receiver and Rector returning to punt return duties and some receiver work as the 4th guy.
McBriar had a 61-yard punt Sunday against the Redskins, marking his third 60-yard-plus punt in the first two games. He finished the game with seven punts for a 49-yard average Sunday night.
I'll have my reviews of the game tape from the Washington victory up later today.