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The DMN blog reports that we signed LB Carlos Polk today. He takes the spot of Sam Hurd who goes on IR due to his ankle surgery. Polk is an old-hand at working in a Wade Phillips' defense.

The 6-2, 262-pound Polk, who is an eight-year veteran, was a special teams standout for the Chargers. He led San Diego in special teams tackles before suffering a season-ending shoulder surgery.

Polk, who arrived at Valley Ranch this morning, said he can play any of the LB spots in Phillips' scheme. But his biggest impact with come on the Cowboys' special teams, which obviously need all the help they can get, especially if LB Kevin Burnett (calf) can't play Sunday.

Jerry is pushing the line that Romo could play Sunday. 

Jerry Jones, making an appearance with 1310 The Ticket's Dunham and Miller show, confirmed that there is a strong possibility that Tony Romo could play Sunday despite a broken pinkie.

"He very well could play," said Jerry, who actually caught a few of Romo's passes in the Cowboys' indoor facility yesterday morning. Romo wanted Jerry to get a feel for the kind of zip he could put on the ball. Jerry left the route-running to Jason Witten.

Jerry said the decision would probably be left up to Wade Phillips and Romo.

Ha! Love that last line; only in Dallas would we need clarification that the actual gameday personnel decisions would be left to the head coach.

Good article about RW2. He's done nothing but lose in Detroit and it was wearing on him. He's thrilled to come to a situation where he might actually win and make the playoffs. Plus, he likes that he'll get to play on Monday nights and Sunday nights. Another player who had similar experiences before coming to Dallas was Leonard Davis. He comments:

"You want to win, that's obvious," Davis said last week before playing his former team. "You don't just play sports just to be playing them. You want to win."