Friday News & Notes

A Cowboys win on Sunday would make them 3-0 for the first time since 1999.

* A Cowboys win on Sunday against Chicago would make them 3-0 for the first time since 1999 and improve their current road winning streak to five games -- the longest since the team won seven games in 1993-94.

* Obviously one of the big stories this week was the signing of former Bears tackle Tank Johnson. While the Bears gave up on Johnson for his repeated off-field issues, hey are supportive of the Cowboys' decision to sign him to a two-year contract.

"I think you can be a good guy and make some bad mistakes. I think that's what happened with Tank," said Bears coach Love Smith, whose team coincidentally plays the Cowboys Sunday night in Chicago. "I believe in Tank. I still do. You get to a point sometimes, in certain places, where you come to your last chance. That's what happened here."

Linebacker Brian Urlacher said the fact that so many teammates visited Johnson when he spent 60 days in jail this past summer is proof that he was well liked in the locker room.

"Tank's a good friend of mine," Urlacher said. "He was very well liked around here, in the locker room, on the football field. He's a good friend of most everyone on this team. We obviously care about him quite a bit. We miss him. He's a fun guy to have around. He's a jokester most of the time. He's always having a good time. Hopefully he does well in Dallas."

* WR Terrell Owens now has a touchdown catch in six consecutive games, which ties his second-longest streak of consecutive games with a receiving touchdown. His longest streak was eight games. His current streak of six games ties for the second-longest streak in club history. It is also the longest active streak among NFL pass catchers.

Owens led all Dallas receivers with five catches for 97 yards at Miami last week. It was the 12th time since his arrival in Dallas that he has led or tied for the team lead in receptions. It was his seventh time as a Cowboy to lead the team in receiving yards.

His 97 yards last week gives him a career total of 11,899 and allowed him to pass Don Maynard (11,834) to move into 15th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list.

Owens now needs just five receiving yards to move past Michael Irvin into 14th place all-time. With 101 more yards, he can become the 14th player in league history to top 12,000 career receiving yards. With five catches, he will tie Henry Ellard and Keyshawn Johnson with 814 career receptions for 15th place on the league's all-time receptions list. With six, he will tie Shannon Sharpe for 14th.

* RB Marion Barber has now rushed for a touchdown in the last four road games. Of the 14 games in which he has rushed for a touchdown, eight of those games have been played on the road. Of his 22 career rushing touchdowns, 12 have come on the road. He has seven multiple touchdown game of his career -- fourth on the road.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "He said all the right things. There are two kinds of guys in those situations. One who wants to get back and change their life and there are the ones who don't care. He seemed to be the former. He seemed to want to get back going and wanted to play football and knew how much he missed it." -- Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, on Tank Johnson.

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