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Cowboys expect the return of 3 starters for the playoffs

With a Monday night playoff game on the slate against Tampa Bay, the will see a chance for three starters to return to the lineup for their matchup.

, , and have all received positive news regarding their chances to play weekend.

said Monday that he is “very optimistic” about their status as the same draws near.

Getting those guys back would be a massive boost for the Cowboys. People need to understand how important LVE has been to this football team. Hankins is the big body run stuffer that can jump back in and help clog the middle of the . DaRon Bland was also banged up, but he will be good to go on Monday.

As for Biadasz, if he can return to the lineup, even in a limited fashion, it would help get the to look a bit normal again. If Biadasz can return this week, the team would not need to shift right for and .

Last week, the team opened the 21-day practice window on interior offensive lineman . He was the original backup to Biadasz, and he was put on in week eight due to a hamstring . Adding his depth would align with the Cowboys' OL being able to function like usual again.

One way or another, all three of these players will help. Both sides of the ball have to be better on Monday against the Bucs. Let's not let one meaningless game overshadow the overall success the team has had this season.

The Cowboys have yet to lose two games in a row all season. They have responded after a loss this year time and time again.

The is still creating takeaways; the is averaging over 30 points a game since returned. Yet we are all in our feelings letting this bug us.

LVE is the biggest name on her that the team has missed the most.

Before he went down with an injury, he was the teams leading tackler. While in a contract year, many thought he wouldn't be a Cowboy after this season. He may have earned himself something this and may hold things together if he can produce starting Monday night. 

Look. We can spin this any way we want to, but for a team who has put themselves in a position to win a playoff game after a 12-win season, all the negative talk is weird. 

Let's get these starters back and go to work on Monday night. If they lose, we can bash them, but returning three starters to the lineup should make us feel good until that happens. 

We will see how the week plays out, but with the extra day will also give Dallas a little more time to get healthy ahead of Monday's showdown with . They will need as many hands on deck as possible.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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Kent Munn

All the negative talk after 1 bad game??? Have you been watching the Cowboys the last 25 years? I think Cowboys fans should be allowed to show some concern and frustration after years, decades of the same ol Cowboys. I’m hoping they can win this playoff game and believe they have a chance, but forgive me if last game did not bring back a host of bad memories. C’mon man!!!!

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