It was a hostile environment at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and the Cowboys continued their solid play since the promotion of Jason Garrett to head coach. The Cowboys played strong and best of all they played physical. The injury to Marion Barber may be a blessing in disguise, as Tashard Choice was given an opportunity to carry the ball an show that he can handle the load in backing up Felix Jones (if not taking over completely) running for 100 yards and a touch down. The Cowboys intercepted Peyton Manning 4 times, with 2 going to rookie linebacker Sean Lee, who has been playing well in the second half of the season. The team also compiled over 200 yards on the ground as well, a place where their presence has been scarce this season. In the end the Cowboys defense was able to hold the Colts and take the ball away in form the Colts leaving the Cowboys in range to kick the game winning field goal.
It was another bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for Dallas. However, the Cowboys did suffer a lose to their stand out rookie wide out Dez Bryant. It was reported that Bryant fractured his ankle on a punt return and if this is true he will be in danger of missing the remainder of the season. If Bryant is out then we will likely see a little more of Kevin Ogletree.
After a win like this there is going to be a ton of hype around securing Garrett as the permanent head coach of the team. Though, due to NFL rules, there will likely be a process to go through, Garrett is looking to be likely candidate to take over. There isn’t much to argue against that either, with the obvious change in production and moral on the team Garrett has brought and most importantly the wins. Garrett is utilizing the talent on the team the way that fans have been hoping Wade would for the last 3 seasons and people are excited about the team again. It’s clear that even though the Cowboys are out of the playoffs, Jason Garrett has saved the team this year.
The Cowboys are showing that they can win in the big games and now even on the road. This is a big win for the Boys.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.