It sounds a bit odd to say it right now, but the Dallas Cowboys do control their own destiny and came very close to being two games ahead of any team in their division until the Philadelphia Eagles made a lucky comeback against the woeful Washington Redskins.
The Giants are up next, and like the Redskins, there are dealing with plenty of injuries and team friction to almost knock them out of contention. But don’t be to cocky, Jerry Jones has warned his team. Good advice.
The Cowboys are 8-3 and two games in front of the Giants and one game in front of the Eagles, who the Cowboys have beaten.
The Cowboys may have one of the toughest schedules left in the NFL, but the team is fully capable of sweeping the rest of these five games and having the team’s second 13-3 season in its history.
We’ve seen over 11 games the defense improve tenfold. DeMarcus Ware has heated up and on the opposite side, Anthony Spencer has been doing real well against the run and has come really close to some sacks.
We’ve seen the most problems on the offensive side, but we do know that when Tony Romo plays well, and is throwing the ball accurately, better outcomes happen. We also have seen the Cowboys have better success when either Marion Barber, Felix Jones or Tashard Choice has a solid game running the ball.