Who made that decision!? ...or an even better question, what determines when Bye-weeks are established and who gets them? Does anyone know if there is a formula that goes into the Bye-week selection process? That said, as the Cowboys go into their bye week -- someone, somewhere has to be saying ... - We haven't even worked up a sweat yet ... - is this the optimum time; and do we really need a bye-week at this point? What are the advantages/disadvantages of a Bye-week? Can we get rid of a bye-week or should there at least be a rule that would limit bye-weeks to ... - waiting until at least game #6 - having Bye-weeks for more than one team in any given division at the same time (e.g., the Cowboys and Redskins both coming back off of a bye-week together ...giving both teams an equal advantage, both teams rested/rusted) Does an early Bye-week provide an advantage/disadvantage? You've probably heard it said before ..."well at Least we can't lose during the Bye-week!" But is that really true? Is there such a thing as timing losses between QB and the OL; do Bye-week practices keep teams sharp? What's your call football fans ...?