Friday, October 23, 2009

Time is now for Cowboys offense at full strength


IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys haven't had all their offensive weapons together since Marion Barber got hurt late against the New York Giants a month ago.

They're all supposed to be on the field Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons to start a five-game stretch against NFC teams.

Dallas has the No. 2 offense in the NFL at 420 yards per game. Still, the Cowboys are looking for consistency after getting one offensive touchdown in a win over Carolina and being shut out over the final three quarters of a loss at Denver.

Barber (thigh, thumb), receiver Roy Williams (ribs) and backup running back Felix Jones (knee) are expected to play. Some combination of the three was out each of the past three games.