No Love Lost

The Cowboys stumbled Sunday in their loss to the Bengals. The Eagles stumbled in their loss to the Steelers. So fans can expect to see two downtrodden, uninterested teams when Dallas and Philadelphia meet Monday night, right? <BR><BR> Wrong, says La'Roi Glover.

The ninth-year defensive tackle says the long-standing rivalry between the teams means the teams will perform above and beyond the level of talent on their respective rosters.

"This is one of those games where you throw out all the stats," Glover said. "We don't like them, and they don't like us. A game like this is a great way to start the second half of the season."

Much has been made about the offseason addition of WR Terrell Owens to the Philadelphia offense. But Glover said that the attention paid to Owens and QB Donovan McNabb can be viewed as something of a disservice to the rest of the Philadelphia offense.

"Their entire offense presents a lot of challenges," Glover said. "T.O. is a great receiver who makes plays. He's the kind of guy you've got to be physical with. But he makes that whole offense better."

Glover said he's not particularly concerned with Owens' post-touchdown antics, saying that if the Cowboys object to such behavior, the way to prevent seeing it is to keep the Eagles' star wideout out of the end zone. Instead, Glover said his primary concern heading into the showdown with the NFC East leaders is figuring out a way for his own team to eliminate the physical mistakes and mental gaffes that have plagued the team in the first eight games of the year.

"It's been a pretty frustrating first half of the season," he said. "To me, the most frustrating part has been the level of consistency.

"It's not something we can't fix, though."

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