Light work week for Cowboys

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys are back to work today and will review the film of Sunday’s epic loss to Detroit before hitting the practice field for a light workout.

Wednesday will be another short workout and the players will be off Thursday-Sunday. As part of the new collective bargaining agreement players must have four consecutive days off during the bye week. For the Cowboys this is a chance to heal up more than anything with only about three hours of practice over the next two days.

The Cowboys hope that wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), cornerback Orlando Scandrick (ankle), defensive end Jason Hatcher (calf) will be able to return to practice next week in order to play Oct. 16 at New England.

The bye will also help players like Tony Romo (ribs), Dez Bryant (quadriceps), Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion), Mike Jenkins (shoulder), Anthony Spencer (shoulder), Tony Fiammetta (hamstring) and Jason Witten (ribs) time to heal as well.

“We’ll give some other guys a chance to get some reps,” coach Jason Garrett said, “but at the same time we’ll look at some things we want to look at both offensively and defensively as we go forward to see if it fits, and also sharpen up the things we have been working on. We’re not going to get into a heavy New England preparation right now or the next couple of days. We’ll do that as coaches. We’ll wait on that until early next week [to do it in practice].”