Recapping the Dallas Cowboys' week

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys stand atop the NFC East, which isn’t saying much right now with the way the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and New York Giants have started the season, but they can create more separation with a win Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

The Cowboys need to get off the win-one, lose-one roller coaster they have been on the last two 8-8 seasons.

On to the recap:

For the fourth time in the past five seasons the Cowboys have a chance to improve to 3-1 on the season if they beat the Chargers, but they failed in their last three attempts to get there.

Jean-Jacques Taylor notices a little different Tony Romo this season.

Nobody knew who Nick Hayden was when he signed with the Cowboys, but Calvin Watkins takes a look at what the starting defensive tackle has done.

Tim MacMahon takes a peek into the magic of Rod Marinelli with how well the defensive line has played early on this season.

How will the Cowboys replace Miles Austin? With a little bit of everybody.

Here’s this week’s Double Coverage where Eric D. Williams and I debate the game.