No excuses from these Cowboys

Jason Garrett's paradigm shift promotes injuries as opportunities for others, not alibis

Updated: September 8, 2011, 12:00 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Terence Newman won't play against the Jets, if you believe owner Jerry Jones.

And the Cowboys might have to go without Tyron Smith and Mike Jenkins, each of whom tweaked his knee in practice Wednesday.

The Jets played in the AFC Championship Game last season, and it was going to be difficult for the Cowboys to beat them with essentially three rookie offensive linemen and a rookie kicker.

Especially when you consider the wonderful tributes ...

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