Expect Dallas to open contract talks with QB Tony Romo
soon. A source familiar with the situation says the team wanted to wait until
after the first month to begin discussions, presumably to see if Romo, an
unrestricted free agent after this season, would suffer a drop-off. Hasn't
happened.... With 514 yards from scrimmage, Eagles back Brian Westbrook (right)
is on pace for 2,741, which would shatter Marshall Faulk's league record. The
question is whether the oft-injured Westbrook can hold up. He's already
bothered by an abdominal strain.... After QB Philip Rivers failed to go to
running back LaDainian Tomlinson on a third-down pass, the two had words.
Tomlinson told Rivers, "Just do what you're supposed to do." The same
could be said for other Chargers. Tomlinson has just 130 rushing yards through
three games because defenses don't respect San Diego's passing attack.