Dallas Cowboys must win out for a chance at playoffs


The Cowboys inconsistencies have proven to take a toll on this team, they had many opportunities to come within a game of taking over the NFC East and now they might be missing the playoffs yet again. The Dallas Cowboys have struggled up to this point and it doesn’t help that they’ve lost a rising star on their defense, Bruce Carter. That’s the fourth defensive starter gone for the remainder of the season, the other three being Sean Lee, Barry Church, and Kenyon Coleman.
The Cowboys are 5-6 and are playing against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. If they manage to lose against the Eagles we can finally stick a fork in the Cowboys and forget about this season. The Eagles like the Cowboy had difficulties of their own this season as many considered them NFC East favorites to win the division, but understandably they blew it.

With the Eagles fate decided, the Cowboys season is the only one that suspends on the balance in this final match up. This may pose a problem for the Cowboys because the Eagles are playing with nothing to lose, thus making them more likely to take bigger risks.

If Dallas falls short yet again, they would miss out on the playoffs for a third consecutive season. This would in turn prompt a much needed coaching change and address necessary behavioral adjustments. The lack of discipline and drive this team has shown the last three years is ridiculous and inexcusable and should be addressed without delay. Regardless of their lack of discipline on the offensive line this team should be a competitor with all the talent they possess.

The Cowboys are hanging by a thread and they must win the remainder of their schedule to have a chance at the playoffs. Despite the Cowboys still having a shot for the playoffs they do not look poised enough to find their way into them. All in all just like last year with the Giants game, it might just come down to the Redskins game to decide whether or not the Cowboys go to the playoffs.

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  • bwall

    I really thought this team turn the “corner” with the giants win, and possibly get to 11-5 for the season. But I was dead wrong. The same issues have plagued this team even with garrett as the OC. There must be a change. Garrett maybe a good coach someday, but he is not a right fit for this team. Sadly, i think jerry gives garrett one more year and if next year is 8-8 and no playoffs he is gone, but I think change is due now. The offense which garrett was in charge of has been stuck in mud, or better yet concrete in the first halves and it is killing this team with penalties, turnovers, bad execution. I watch the game on thursday and when a lineman false started the tv showed the frustration on romo’s face and that said it all. Most of his picks has come due to the lack of run and pass blocking, and romo trying to take the load himself. Another example is look what happened to the 49ers. They got rid of singletary and got harbough and was an instant contender with the same personal.Garrett got rid of a decent blocking line in favor of a smaller and mobile line, but that has been a nightmare to say the least. Even with murray, this line outright sucks, murray makes most of his yards on his own. And the pathetic part is garrett played on the same team that had the nfl all time leader rusher and still cannot figure out you need a line to block?