Oct 14, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya (25) during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Browns beat the Bengals 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-US PRESSWIRE

The Good, The Bad…Our Dallas Cowboys’ 2nd Half Season


The Cowboys lost once again, they are currently riding a 2 game losing streak that doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon.  The only hope they really have is against the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, but that isn’t a guarantee because we seem to be up to win games that are against tough opponents then play soft against weak teams.  As they sit at 3-5, they should start acting like every game out is against a top flight team.

In the coming weeks, Dallas plays at Philadelphia, Cleveland, Washington, Philadelphia, at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and at Washington.  Like I said, the Cowboys best hope is Cleveland, which is at a dismal 2-7.  The Bengals aren’t much better at 3-5.  Despite the fact that Washington is 3-6, they still have RG3 and those two games are going to be a couple of good ones.  As far as playing Philadelphia, they will find some way to botch it up along with Pittsburgh and New Orleans.

As negative as the comments above are, there are some positive things to look at from this latest loss.  Starting QB Tony Romo’s interception total did not increase, while he still has more interceptions than touchdowns, at least there were none thrown.  He went 25-35-1 td for 321 yards.  It is my opinion that the decreased number of passes attempted aided in the lack of interceptions.  Our running game is still not getting nearly enough attempts as the most was by Felix Jones with 9 attempts and 39 yards.

We are still shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties.  And it wasn’t so much the number of penalties, but the timing of them.  Too many 3rd down penalties that gave Atlanta an automatic first down and time to keep the ball in their possession; the pass interference calls are absolutely hurting this team.

Dec 17, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) during warmups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

The special teams’ play of Kicker Dan Bailey wasn’t stellar but for a good part of the game, he was the source of our lead and chance we had of winning that we held up until the beginning of the 4th quarter.

Building off of those positives, the Cowboys need to pound the ball.  Run the ball Jason!!  Head Coach Jason Garrett still does not understand that running the ball will win us football games.  These Dallas Cowboys are not and have never been a finesse team.  I think he is trying too hard to make this team a passing team, when in fact it is built to run the ball.   Until Garrett starts realizing that, expect more close losses as the season continues.  This writer will attempt to stay positive over the remaining part of the season, but to honest they haven’t given me or the rest of Cowboys Nation any reason to be.

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  • PACE1776

    Sheesh, Mr. Mangia, no offense, but are you an idiot? Have you not watched the games this year? With the exception of maybe two games (they clobbered the Ravens, who have a crummy rushing defense w/200+ yards rushing AND STILL COULD NOT WIN!), the Cowboys HAVE NO RUNNING GAME B/C THEY HAVE A CRAPPY OFFENSIVE LINE. Their best bet is to go to a passing offense to (MAYBE) set up a running game. Listen, this season is lost. So now it’s time to start giving some quality snaps to backups and see what is in store for 2013. Hopefully, a new coach who is “intelligent”, hold players accountable AND produces an annual SB contender.