The Cowboys win over Cincinnati Bengals was not only an emotional one but was an indicator that the Dallas Cowboys strive to win despite playing under tragic circumstances. Even with the tragedy and controversial drama surrounding the Cowboys, the future of the team gets brighter with every win. Although the Cowboys are mourning the death of their fellow teammate Jerry Brown, there are still obstacles left for this team to overcome and prepare for. The teams they face in the upcoming weeks can determine either total success for the Cowboys or total failure. Although the possible absence of a key receiver and the overall performance of the players will not contribute to the teams success.
The Dallas Cowboys are still one game behind the Giants and its looking like the
only way to get into the wildcard is to win the division. That’s not all the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks are the leaders for the remaining wildcard spot and both teams have beaten the Cowboys earlier in the season. Thus in an event of a tie breaker with either of these two teams the Cowboys would seemingly lose. If the Cowboys want to make the playoffs its crucial that they go all out and win. Especially when they have competitors whose chances to make the playoffs are looking better than ever (i,e. the New York Giants and Washington Redskins).
When they don’t give the ball up and keep their penalties to a minimum, the Cowboys seem to be serious contenders. In the case of Sundays game they won but their win alone won’t make them a threat to other teams. Wins without a doubt is what a team needs to make the playoffs, but high quality performance is what gets them their. Although the Cowboys came out with a win it was evident that the high quality team performance was not present in Sundays game. The Bengals receivers were constantly running open underneath, and Tony Romo threw some poor balls that could have been easily picked off. If it wasn’t for a couple of dropped passes by the Bengals offense and defense, this game could have easily got out of hand and we would be looking at a 6-7 Cowboys team that would be missing the playoffs for a third consecutive year. But thank goodness that is not the case and the Cowboys muscled through and got the job done.
In most recent news Tony is on the brink of losing his most explosive receiving target, Dez Bryant, who may be out for season due to a surgery involving his injured finger. If the Cowboys lose Dez Bryant for the remainder of the season, it may just be the end of the road for the Cowboys. It’s evident that the Cowboys offense has been productive lately because of the established connection between Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. So losing such a viable part of the offense in this final stretch may cause enough of a shake up on offense that will hold the Cowboys out of the playoffs. Of course nothing is guaranteed and the Cowboys are still awaiting word as to what Dez’s decision will be for the remainder of the season.
In conclusion, there has been many issues concerning the Cowboys this week especially with the tragic loss of Jerry Brown and the arrest of Josh Brent. The probability of having Dez Bryant absent for the remainder of the season only adds to the bad news. Overall, the Cowboys haven’t been delivering their best but they have been gaining wins none the less which is a good thing. The adversity the team is facing at the moment should fuel them and motivate them to become a fierce and competitive team. Hopefully the Cowboys become more confident in their wins and find strength during this devastating time so they can lead the Dallas Cowboy community into victory this season.