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Monday, September 9, 2013
A look at Cowboys week ahead

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys can begin getting into the rhythm of an NFL season this week with their Week 2 game at Kansas City.

The players have meetings and a light workout today with their normal day off on Tuesday.

What to watch for leading up to the game:

Time for a return, Part I: Anthony Spencer did not play Sunday vs. the New York Giants, but he was able to do more running over the weekend and expressed optimism that he could make his season debut against the Chiefs. Spencer has not practiced since undergoing knee surgery on July 25, so even if he can play Sunday the Cowboys might choose to break him in slowly.

Time for a return, Part II: Brian Waters spent the first 11 years of his career in Kansas City and is one of the more beloved players. He was inactive against the Giants after signing with the Cowboys on Sept. 3, but the Cowboys want to get him on the field as soon as possible. The question is either left guard, where Ronald Leary started vs. the Giants, or right guard, where Mackenzy Bernadeau started. Considering the love of all things Leary from the front office, Bernadeau’s spot would appear in the most jeopardy. It’s also a return for cornerback Brandon Carr, who spent the first four years of his career with the Chiefs.

Time for a return, Part III: The last time Miles Austin saw the inside of Arrowhead Stadium he had the best day in Cowboys’ history with 250 yards receiving and 10 catches. His second touchdown of the day went for 60 yards and won the game in overtime for the Cowboys.