The Dallas Cowboys started out the second half of the season just like they did the first half of the season, with a bang! They pulled out a much needed win against a division rival. Cowboy fans everywhere rejoiced with the win over the Philadelphia Eagles, however that win doesn’t mean the Cowboys have salvaged their season.
The Dallas Cowboys had a some help last week in solidifying second place in the NFC East with the New York Giants losing and the Washington Redskins on a bye week. The team pulled out a very convincing win against the Eagles to start out the second half and even though the remaining schedule of the Cowboys is being referred to as a “soft” schedule, it doesn’t guarantee that the Cowboys will succeed well with that schedule.
If one thing Dallas fans everywhere know this current Dallas Cowboys team is consistently inconsistent. They came out to blow away the Eagles last Sunday and could very well turn around a lay an egg against a decent Cleveland Browns team. Yes that’s right a decent Cleveland Browns team. Their record may not show it but they are a decent team they just haven’t found the way to put it all together on the win/loss column. Cleveland gave the Baltimore Ravens a run for their money and really Cleveland will upset one NFC East team and Dallas is coming off a big win.
Dallas hasn’t found the way to string together wins this year and this is a short week as the traditional Thanksgiving Day game is coming up in a mere 4 days. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Cowboys play down to the Browns later today as that has been their “M.O.” this season especially with a divisional game on Thursday.
In order for Dallas to string some wins together in this second half of the season they are going to have to roll out later today against Cleveland play as a team high on all cylinders of the game and once again have a convincing win and then four days later have a win against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day. Then they have a much needed ten days rest before another Sunday night Prime time game against the Eagles and Dallas hasn’t done well on Prime time games recently.
The season is far from over but the remaining schedule for the Cowboys isn’t as soft as people may think it is and therefore they have to become consistent at winning as opposed to being consistently inconsistent. Today’s game will be a tell tale sign of what is to come for the remainder of the season.