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I finished charting the Film Review for the game against the Bengals but won't have time to write it up until later today/tonight. Look for it then.

In other news, the dominant theme of everybody writing about the Cowboys after Sunday's game is how good are the Cowboys really, are expectations too high and when is a win good enough? It seems that everybody has an opinion. Even the players seem kind of split on this issue. For instance, here's Bradie James:

"I come in here on a Monday, I'm trying to enjoy our win, and people come in here beating us up," James said, referring to the media. "Really, it's tough. Right now, we know, with us having so many expectations, the only people we can really make happy are the people in this locker room. That's it. And I'm happy.

Then there's DeMarcus Ware:

"A win is a win, which is good, but you can't be satisfied with the way we won," said outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who recorded another sack Sunday and now has one in the last eight games, dating back to last season. "There's a lot of stuff we need to work on."

I guess it depends on your personality. Some fans are happy anytime we win and see it as the ultimate goal for that week. Kind of the survive and advance theory. Plus, the team is 4-1 and that's pretty dang good. The other side sees the win as a good thing but focuses on the overall growth of the team and how well they're playing. Are they getting better or regressing? And how does this look for the team's chances down the road? It's an interesting debate. And by the way, I don't think the two sides are mutually exclusive. As I said before, the reality is more complex than just a "right or wrong" way of thinking.

Todd Archer looks at the statistical side of things, here.

Tim Cowlishaw examines Wade Phillips' role in the whole thing. 

Mac Engel goes with the Pros and Cons method

On the injury front, Terence Newman's injury is a mystery right now and may be a lingering problem. Kyle Kosier isn't ready yet and Roy Williams is getting closer, but don't expect him to play this week. Stephen Bowen was inactive last week as was Pat Watkins. I guess we'll know a little more when Wade talks to the media on Wednesday.