1. The Cowboys expect to get three key players other than Tony Romo back after the bye (CB Terence Newman, RB Felix Jones, LG Kyle Kosier). Of those three, which one have they missed the most?
This is a tough one. I'm going to rank them Newman, Kosier, Jones in order of importance. Jones is like the dry rub on a good steak -- useful, sure, but if it's a good steak, you don't need him.
Kosier is going to be a huge help to this team in pass blocking, and I say that as someone who thought of him as the weak point of the line. Last week against the Giants, Steve Spagnuolo's scheme virtually revolved around getting Tuck (who had one of the best games you'll see a defensive lineman have) matched up one-on-one against Cory Procter, mostly on stunts and twists where Procter would have to handle Tuck by himself with a head of steam. The result was not pretty. Procter was directly responsible for Tuck's first sack and a half, and if I remember correctly, he was the last guy to try and block Tuck before the nonsense Roughing the Passer penalty that Tuck took later on in the game. He's better in the running game, but he's an absolute liability in pass protection and the Giants took advantage of it. He doesn't have the footwork to be a guard.
I don't think it's a coinsciedence.