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"The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part"

Tom Petty, The Waiting

 Indeed, we have to wait all day long for the real action this Sunday. That's the only downside to being the primetime night game, the anticipation becomes unbearable, especially for this game. It's all the pent-up need for some Cowboys football that inevitably follows a bye week, combined with the imperative that the Cowboys win this football game or face a Mt. Everest climb to get to the playoffs. Playing under the lights agrees with Tony Romo so there's no better way for him to start his return to the playing field. It's a night game, it's within the division and it's against the Redskins. ‘Nuff said. That's a football game worth watching.

In the meantime, we can check out the rest of the NFL and see what they're up to. Nothing wrong in a little scoreboard watching among the fans. Priority one is for the Cowboys to start winning. Priority two is to get some help from the rest of the NFC just to give us some maneuvering room in the run to the playoffs.

This is an open thread for all the day games.

I'll be putting up open threads during our game. Remember, the comments auto-refresh on the blog, so all you have to do is open the thread during the game and the comments will appear. No need to refresh anything. Once we get to around 400 comments on a thread, I'll put up a new thread. For easy navigation among the comments, just press ‘z' and the browser will jump to the new comments you haven't read and mark them as read. Here are other tips:

Press C to tab through new comments, Shift-C to tab backwards, X to mark a comment as read, and Shift-A to mark all read. Z will simultaneously mark and tab forward, and R will reply to the comment that has focus.

I just use the ‘z' key, it's the easiest way to navigate a gameday thread.