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We've found the theme for the week. The Cowboys are so ridiculously beat up as a team right now, with so many injuries and with a critical problem at QB, that they have no conceivable way of knocking off the Super Bowl champs at their place. And that's the reason they can win, because they can play like they have nothing to lose, because they've already lost the game in most people's eyes. I know, it's kind of convoluted and hokey, but sometimes you gotta grab at something. Tim Cowlishaw, Clarence Hill  and to a lesser extent Nick Eatman run with the theme.

As has been reported, Jason Witten has a bad rib

Tests on Monday revealed tight end Jason Witten suffered a cracked rib during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. Witten left the game in the second quarter and was taken to the locker room. While the initial x-rays were negative, Witten was unable to return to the game. He said he tried to doctor up the pain at halftime, but it was too unbearable.

Hat tip to DallascowboysTO for posting the news.

But you guys know Witten, he's a tough guy so he'll try to practice this week in order to play the game. 

As was also reported, our old friend Quincy Butler is back at the Ranch.

On Tuesday the Cowboys released safety Daren Stone, who they signed just last Wednesday to address potential depth problems at the position.


Cutting Stone allows the Cowboys to sign cornerback Quincy Butler from New Orleans' practice squad, where he has spent the last three weeks

We also dumped Mike Jefferson.

The Cowboys have released WR Mike Jefferson and safety Daren Stone. Jefferson, a former practice squad player, was on the reserve/suspended list for violating the league's substance abuse policy and served a four-game suspension.

Marc Colombo gets some love. 


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