November 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones (28) runs past Philadelphia Eagles free safety Kurt Coleman (42) during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Do The Dallas Cowboys Finally Have Things Figured Out?


This is more like it. It definitely feels a lot easier to write one of these articles coming off of a win. Unfortunately though, I can’t say that everything is all candy canes and sunshine now.

To be honest, the only thing I think we really learned from Sunday’s victory is that the Eagles are a franchise that is struggling more than that of the Dallas Cowboys. To not sugarcoat anything I think we can just say that the Cowboys really didn’t play all that well, they just played good enough to win.

Most of you will say well yeah that’s what it takes to win, but the Cowboys record thus far should be proof enough that good enough is nowhere near good enough to compete in this league.

A win is a win clearly and we’ll take it I know that but we can’t let one win cover up the mess that still exists.

Let’s face it as well as the defense played don’t overlook the fact that it was a rookie quarterback with almost no NFL experience who still did some work on the Cowboys. Throw in the fact that he was being protected by an offensive line that is even more porous than ours and yeah things don’t look so good.

Let’s not forget about the offensive that really wasn’t all that productive as usual and at moments looked just as bad as ever. Tony Romo was running for his life as usual and Jason Garrett just might be the most stubborn coach out there.

That’s right I’m going after the coach again. I feel like this guy takes the old adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” way too seriously. It seems he comes out with the same game plan every week “Doesn’t anybody notice this? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” Thanks for the help Mugatu.

I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news or come off as a pessimist but despite the win I think last week’s game is only covering up huge problems. Lack of discipline on both sides of the ball as far as penalties seem to be a familiar foe for this team.

Well I never like to end on a sour note so let’s look at some of the bright spots from the Eagles game. First off I’ve been more than impressed with Anthony Spencer this year. I think that guy may be well on his way to earning that extension if he keeps it up.

Secondly let’s hear it for Dez Bryant and his superman catch. While it can be debated forever whether or not he had control of the ball before hitting the turf doesn’t take away from the fact that this guy will go after any ball within his vicinity.

Lastly, in the words of Flavor Flav can we get a “yeah boy” for Felix Jones? Jones has been criticized a lot in his time in Dallas but one sure thing is that much of the offensive success, although it wasn’t much, can be credited to Felix Jones and his efforts on Sunday.

Once again we can say that a win is a win. Let’s just not get too excited and think that everybody finally has things figured out. Hopefully the guys in the organization saw that as well. The schedule ahead is almost easier than playing patty cake with a five-year old but I’m sure other teams have the same mentality when they see Dallas on their schedule. Nevertheless we have been spared as far as difficulty of schedule, hopefully The Cowboys don’t squander this opportunity.

 

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