Jones: Cowboys' best stretches have come in losses

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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- In his first outing since fueling the biggest collapse in Dallas Cowboys history, Tony Romo was guaranteed not to lose.

OK, so it was just a bye-week practice pitting the offense and defense known as "Cowboys vs. Cowboys."

Still, it was the club's first step toward getting past their latest frustrating loss and getting ready for a weekend away from football.

The point of this session was the offense and defense working on things without regards to a game plan. They'll be back on the field Wednesday, then have four straight days off to clear their minds and heal their bodies for the next 12 weeks.

The break also gives coach Jason Garrett more time to solve the mystery of this season -- why the Cowboys have enjoyed their best stretches in the games they've lost.