Dallas Cowboys fans are getting a Christmas present this year with the expected return of Terry Glenn to the wide receiver corps. This is exciting news for an already potent offense. Glenn is the deep threat the Cowboys lack, and when I say deep threat, I mean a 60-yard bomb sprinter with decent hands and great speed. If Glenn can come back even at 90 percent, this catapults the Dallas defense ahead of the New England Patriots. Glenn is better than Wes Welker and Donte’ Stallworth.
What this does is it allows coaches to concentrate on the defense. Despite having two sack leaders, the Cowboys have had trouble consistently pressuring quarterbacks. DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis need to come out swinging on every down. The secondary, led by corner Terence Newman, needs to alter the routes of the wide receivers by jacking them at the line of scrimmage.
Dallas is one game away from clinching the division and a playoff spot. With some help, they will get a first-round bye if they defeat the Lions this Sunday. But, as Rob Phillips reports, the ‘Boys haven’t performed well in December. Under Bill Parcells, the Cowboys were 8-12 in December. This is clutch-time football, when teams are vying for playoff positioning, home-field advantage and more respect. Winning out December will also give the Cowboys the best season in team history. Quite remarkable considering this is Tony Romo’s first full season, that we’ve played all year without Glenn, there’s a depleted secondary, and the nagging injuries for some of the best players.
This is only good news for the Cowboys, as if there could be any more.