How 'bout them Cowboys?
First, Tony Romo's out for a month. Then, it "looks promising" he'll play.I guess the prospect of starting a fully-healthy 40-year-old in Brad Johnson is that scary, but don't count on seeing Romo on Sunday.
Terrell Owens already is unhappy, having gone 10 straight games with fewer than 100 yards receiving. So Dallas imports former Texas star Roy Williams to share catches and, more importantly, the spotlight.
Patrick Crayton, we hardly knew ya.
Well, whatever disarray the Cowboys' passing game may be in, you can count on Jason Witten and Marion Barber.
The tight end is a quarterback's security blanket, and the hard-nosed Witten will always get his grabs.
Barber has been relatively quiet lately, with last week's 70-yard touchdown grab accounting for his only score and nearly a quarter of his total yards over the last three games. But he'll see daylight in St. Louis.
Backup bonanza: With Joseph Addai out, jump on Colts backup running back Dominic Rhodes. He's a workhorse who's anxious to atone for last year's lost season in Oakland. Rhodes ran for 73 yards and a score on 25 carries when pressed into duty last week -- and he's facing the Packers' 27th-ranked run defense.
Same goes for the Steelers' Mewelde Moore with Willie Parker's status still uncertain. They're playing the Bengals. Enough said.
Stay away from anyone the Chiefs run out there with Larry Johnson being benched. It would've been difficult recommending LJ against the Titans, let alone Kolby Smith or Jamaal Charles. On the other side, both LenDale White and Chris Johnson will bury the Chiefs' woeful rush D.
Extra pointers: It's always fun to load up against the Lions. It's your turn, Texans. ... Just a hunch, but I think the Raiders get something going through the air against the Jets while the Browns revert to form at Washington. The Redskins are hopping mad after being stunned by the rotten Rams.
Looking for Ramrods? Put Witten, Barber in lineup
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.