With the Cowboys’ win against the Bucs this Saturday and the Giants lose to the Redskins, the team is back at the top of the division again. How long that lasts is yet to be seen.
If the Cowboys think that they can beat teams like the Bucs and simply hope the Giants lose again as they slide into the playoffs, then they better think again. The Cowboys had their standing handed to them they had better think again.
Despite the somber mood, the Cowboys did play well against Tampa, with Tony Romo posting solid stats and hitting his 3 top receivers for touchdowns as well as running one in. Though some of his throws were ill advised, they were reminiscent of the play of Romo, who can often make a play out of nothing while looking like a magician on the field or simply make a throw he shouldn’t have made and leave his defense to clean up the mess.
With the lose of DeMarco Murray, Felix Jones reassumed the starting tailback position and ran for another 100 yard game. Felix looked fresh, as well he should after riding the bench behind Murray, and he ran strong. However, the Cowboys know that they cannot use as a workhorse in way they used Murray and what’s worse is other teams will know it.
The defense looked strong at points as is the norm, but also looked to let up and almost allow for Josh Freeman and Tampa to begin a surge to comeback, which is also a norm for the Cowboys defense. I have always been of the opinion that confidence and fire from a coach is a good thing, but Rob Ryan has had a record of coaching a strong defensive game and losing late in the game. What’s worse is his attitude of “put all the blame on me” as if he is the head coach. That attitude, along with his late faltering defense in games should leave the team to consider cutting ties with Ryan after the season playoffs or not.
The Cowboys will have to prepare hard for next week when they face a Philadelphia team that looks like it’s found itself and is playing like the team they were hyped to be, if they want to have any hope of making a playoff appearance this season.
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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.