Thursday, October 15, 2009

DMN Blog: Cowboys after bye weeks

By Bill Nichols/Reporter

If you like trends, the Cowboys have won four straight games following the bye week. Their last loss after the bye week was to the New York Giants in 2004. Since then, Dallas has won at Philadelphia twice, at Tennessee and at Washington.

Tony Romo credits coach Wade Phillips for working the team hard before players take the weekend off. They had very physical practice on Wednesday.

``Wade does a good job of working you throughout the bye week, more than people know,'' QB Tony Romo said. ``We work harder under Wade during the bye week than we did under Bill (Parcells). I think that may be a benefit for our team in the sense that there's no slippage when we come back, and I think that's a positive.''