Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas Everyone!
Although this time of the year is suppose to be joyful and festive there are many things that can dampen our moods, especially when our favorite football team loses.
With a steady winning streak, it seemed as if the Dallas Cowboys were on their way to becoming true contenders for the playoffs. But once again we’re left with no other opportunities but to absolutely win the next game which will determine the outcome for this season as well as the next.
For the second year in a row the final game of the season will determine the Dallas Cowboys post season fait. They will play the Washington Redskins for the NFC East division on prime time television after a schedule change. This schedule change is similar to what occurred last year when the Cowboys and Giants faced off on prime time after having their schedule changed due to the importance of the game.
The Dallas Cowboys up to this point have a much improved offense that is firing on all cylinders. Both the passing game and running game have been solid despite Sundays loss to the New Orleans Saints. DeMarco Murray only ended the night with 11 carries for 40 yards and a fumble. The low carry rate was not due to his fumble but was the result of a poor Dallas defense, that was unable to stop the Saints high powered offense. This is caused the Dallas Cowboys to get into a deep enough hole where they had to abandon the running game.
The main feature the Cowboys must focus on in order to beat the Redskins next week in prime time is the defense. The way the defense performs will undoubtedly determine the outcome of this match up. Like mentioned previously its not a mystery that this Cowboys defense has struggled to stop opposing offenses, but thankfully the offense has been able to bail them out in the last few games. The offense can’t keep bailing the defense out forever they need to get on the offensive level.
This Sundays game against the Saints showed that the Cowboys offense alone is not enough to keep this team afloat. If the Cowboys are to win the season final against the Washington Redskins, they must be the best on both sides of the ball.
This game can either be another heart break, or a long awaited playoff run. For once Tony Romo looks poised to win the close games, something that he has been criticized for in the past. Romo and this offense now looks better than ever with his mental toughness no longer a question.In addition, the emerging Dez Bryant as an explosive play maker makes this offense not only look great but play great. With the offense set to go all we have to wish for is a season miracle that will help the Cowboys move past the Redskins and make it into the playoffs.