Two unrelated subjects packed into one post. First, the Cowboys injury situation. This has been a constant battle for the Cowboys since the first game of the season, and it continues this week.
Over at ESPN's Cowboys blog, they report that several injured Cowboys are practicing today. But they also note that Cowboys are basically doing a walk-thru today, no pads. In fact, the Cowboys haven't practiced in full pads since Sept 14th.
Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Felix Jones all participated. The bad news is that Jason Hatcher is not practicing and is likely out versus the Lions. He joins Miles Austin and Derrick Dockery as guys who will miss the upcoming game, but hopefully will benefit from the bye week and be ready in week six.
Orlando Scandrick is starting re-hab with the trainers, we'll see how he progresses.
Jump below for some reaction to the Washington game...
Usually I tend to ignore what other teams say after they play the Cowboys, unless it's significant information about the game itself. This week, though, it seems the Redskins media, and the players, are plenty upset about the loss to Dallas. I guess I would be, too - losing to a team that doesn't even score a touchdown is enough to drive anyone crazy.
So I expected some comment, but man, they are going after Tony Romo and his injuries, and in general venting frustration in any way they can.
"To me they blown it way out of proportion," the linebacker said on ESPN 980’s John Thompson Show on Tuesday. "I mean, they tried to make it seem like the guy was hospitalized the night before the game, just so we could build it up if they was to win the game — oh he’s a courageous player to go out there and play. The guy was playing just like Tony Romo, running around, making throws. He got hit throughout the whole game and still getting up. I mean, it was blown way out of proportion, but it is what it is."
Classy! I love Orakpo's game, but not sure if this is the way he wants to go. His comments about a lot of the game are actually a fun read, so if you enjoy the whining of a vanquished foe, it's for you.
Next up, some Washington media with revisionist thinking at it's finest.
Myth: The Cowboys were injury riddled, while the Redskins had a healthy team.
Truth: The Cowboys did have their fare share of injuries. And NFL Network made sure that everyone was aware of how courageous Romo had to be in order to play through his injury. But the truth is both teams battled injuries, not just Dallas.
There's much more in the article trying to create an equivalency between the injuries the Cowboys had and the injuries that the Redskins had. A heroic effort indeed, but it fails the common sense test. They also take on Romo in the piece. Hindsight might be 20-20, but I prefer 18-16. Not even revisionist hindsight can change that score.
And finally, one media site is just bitter. With the Cowboys complaining about the Redskins barking out snap signals, and not getting called for it if it did happen, they find that Romo is no more than a schoolyard snitch.
Romo stated that Dallas would "tell the league" and see what can be done. Tattletale.
Now, now, didn't your mom tell you to play nice with the other kids? Losing the game is no disgrace, but how you handle it afterward? There's the test.