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Since the win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys have gotten back to their old "win one, lose one" mentality. They have also suffered an obscene amount of injuries on defense this year.
Anthony Spencer was lost to season-ending surgery before the season. Starters Jason Hatcher, J.J. Wilcox and former first-rounder Morris Claiborne were all inactive in Week 10. Sean Lee and Dwayne Harris were both injured against the Saints, though the latter returned to action.
Dallas has a full bye week to recover from the New Orleans loss and get to study the Giants that much more before Week 12. The Cowboys need to get healthy on defense, while the offense needs to get back into rhythm.
With so many players currently injured, the Cowboys are admittedly not as formidable as they were in Week 1. Still, Dallas has a very good chance of winning the NFC East title and needs rest to do so.
The Cowboys need as many starters back and suiting up for a pivotal divisional foe in the Giants in Week 12. With the need to find consistency and get healthy, this upcoming bye week is much-needed down on Valley Ranch.
Alex Hall is a Dallas Cowboys Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @AlexKHall.