From sore thumbs and girlfriends to Pro Bowlers, horse collars and suspensions, there have been plenty of potential distractions for this Cowboys team this week.
But let's not forget there is an actual football game to be played on Saturday.
Jason Witten is trying to keep the focus.
"We've got to make sure we don't get caught up in everything," tight end Jason Witten said of the Cowboys' crazy week. "There's a lot of stuff going on. But we know this is an important game and we've got to go out there and take care of business."
T.O. being T.O., however, the story took on a life of its own. He was driving home Wednesday afternoon when friends told him about the ruckus. He wound up on the phone with Romo, who'd already heard from Simpson.
"I guess she was kind of upset about it," Owens said. "(I) just told him I would do whatever I can to rectify the situation. That's about it."
Owens said the call "wasn't necessarily an apology."
"I was just kind of explaining to him what kind of happened during the course of the (interview) session," Owens said. "I kind of told him what was said, and he kind of expressed what Jessica had told him. I was like, 'Look, dude, it wasn't meant like that. Everybody was having fun, and I was saying what I had to say. There it is, it's a big story."'
And for BTB-regular HSO who asked that I mention this:
"She's been to two other games that we've won, but nobody ever said anything about them," receiver Patrick Crayton said. "Maybe she was his good-luck charm. Nobody ever stated that."
If you want to read all of what T.O. had to say, the DMN blog has it here.
Miami signed Parcells to a four-year contract Thursday as executive vice president of football operations, a fancy title meaning he'll oversee "anything that has to do with football, directly or indirectly," said Huizenga, the Dolphins' owner.
Simply put: Parcells is in charge.
Time to move Tony Sparano and Jeff Ireland to a secure location.