Welcome to Arlington: Cowboys return

October, 10, 2010
10/10/10
2:37
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys are back after the bye week for their Week 5 game against Tennessee Titans at Cowboys Stadium.

Here's what's going on from Jerry's World.

Cowboys update:The Cowboys are looking for their first win streak of the season. Dallas opened the year at 0-2 and after a win in Houston in Week 3 took a week off and now hope their first two games of poor play has disappeared. Dallas comes into this game with some key injuries: Jason Witten (knee), Kyle Kosier (knee), Marc Colombo (knee), Dez Bryant (tailbone and ribs) and Sam Hurd (hip) all missed practice time during the bye week. But this last week, all those players worked with no issues. Bryant isn't wearing a flak jacket, which he wore in the Week 3 game against Houston.

Cowboys inactives:Michael Hamlin, Chris Gronkowski, Brandon Williams, Phil Costa, Sam Young, Robert Brewster, Sean Lissemore and the third quarterback is Stephen McGee. Gronkowski is a injury inactive because of a groin injury. The Cowboys will head into this game without a fullback. Expect Witten to play some H-Back and the Cowboys to go more with a three-wide receiver set.

Titans update:The Tiants have one of the more talented running backs in the league in Chris Johnson, but last week, in a loss to Denver, he averaged just 2.8 yards per carry on 19 touches. Johnson's best game was his 27 carry, 142-yard performance against Oakland, where he scored two touchdowns. Since that game, he hasn't averaged more than four yards a carry. Now he did rush for 125 yards against the Giants but he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. The Titans were accused of being a dirty team by the Broncos. Let's see how they respond this week, or rather how they play.

Titans inactives: Justin Gage, Jason McCourty, Rennie Curran, Leroy Harris, Mike Otto, Sen'Derrick Marks and the third quarterback is Rusty Smith.

The officials:Referee Jeff Triplette, Umpire Jeff Rice, Head Linesman Wane Mackie, Line Judge Jeff Bergman, Field Judge Scott Steenson, Side Judge Dave Wyant, Back Judge Steve Freeman, Instant Replay Bob Boylston.

Scouts scheduled to attend: Minnesota and Jacksonville

Stat of the game: The Titans are 14-4 when Chris Johnson rushes for over 100 yards in his three-year career.
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for ESPN.com. He joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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