Black Friday seems more appropriate than usual today. Hopefully you are all in a post-tryptophan induced coma and sitting at home relaxing in the post-Thanksgiving lazy bliss of gluttony. Hopefully you are no longer dwelling on the Cowboys loss to the Redskins yesterday.
In the spirit of this most divine of slothful holidays, I am not going to write an in-depth analysis of the Thanksgiving Redskins game. Frankly, I’m too disgusted to write much of anything about the whole affair. After watching RGIII shred the Cowboys, I’m left to wonder if these two teams are on two opposite courses.
Yet again, the Cowboys found a creative way to lose – this time by way of a complete defensive meltdown. Through the first half of the season, this defensive unit had consistently provided the majority of the positive elements of this team. Not so against the Redskins.
The Cowboys had to give up on the run – let’s be honest, that’s really no great shock – and ended up having to throw the ball 62 times. In the second half, the Cowboys offense finally clicked against the terrible Redskins pass defense – scoring 28 of its 31 points in the second half. But, it wasn’t enough.
The Cowboys are basically at a point in their season where they would have to win out to have a 10-6 record and reasonable chance at the playoffs. I do not have much confidence that they will be able to accomplish this feat – though somewhere deep inside, I suppose there is still some shred of hope… a tiny, insignificant shred of microscopic hope.
Next week, I will return to my excessive 2,000 word diatribes on meaningless statistics. Enjoy your day off and the ensuing descent into Holiday madness