Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Start your mid-morning off right with headlines from around the division. Here's what's happening in the Beast today:
Jean-Jacques Taylor of the Dallas Morning News addresses the Pacman situation in his weekly newsletter.
Clarence E. Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram thinks the 2008 Cowboys have more intestinal fortitude than the 2007 team -- based on one game.
Jason Witten says his ribs are feeling better -- and Adam "Pacman" Jones' attorney is hoping Roger Goodell looks at the "totality of the circumstances."
Wide receiver Miles Austin could be out 2 to 4 weeks with a knee injury.
Goose Gosselin thinks 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis could slow down Marion Barber.
Will Smith and Tony Romo make an appearance together -- two blocks from my house in Lake Highlands.
Calvin Watkins talks to former Cowboys defensive end Jim Jeffcoat about how his reduced role in the early 1990s extended his career. It's hard to convince Greg Ellis of that right now.
Star-Telegram beat writer Rick Herrin has some good background on the Cowboys-49ers series.
Les Bowen takes a long look at what's ailing the running game. It looks like Brian Westbrook is still affected by the high ankle sprain and knee injury.
Joe Flacco is looking forward to facing his childhood team.
Bob Brookover has a story on John Harbaugh's relationship with Andy Reid.
Ben Roethlisberger has rushed to Donovan McNabb's defense.
Big Ben won't appreciate this Bob Ford column poking fun at McNabb.
Ralph Vacchiano talks about Brandon Jacobs' status for Sunday's game against Arizona. Jacobs told ESPN's "First Take" that he would probably sit the game out.
Mike Garafolo has more on the topic in the Star-Ledger.
Tom Rock has an excellent story detailing Brandon Jacbos and Derrick Ward's contract situations.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post talks about how well some former Giants quarterbacks are playing.
Bob Glauber checks in with a column on "The Fumble."
Jason La Canfora files a report on the Redskins' anemic pass rush.
Ryan O'Halloran of the Washington Times says that DeAngelo Hall has fit right into the Redskins' locker room.
Will we see the rookie duo of Malcom Kelly and Devin Thomas at some point this season?
Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog says the Redskins have successfully made a mockery out of the Pro Bowl voting process.