Dallas Cowboys Midseason Report, Part 1

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Stop if you have seen this somewhere before…

Our beloved Dallas Cowboys have the same amount of wins as they do losses…

I’ll wait for that to sink in…

Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Okay, it’s not shocking at all, I know.  It is exactly what this team has been in the Jason Garrett era.  Perfectly mediocre.  Doesn’t matter who is playing, who is calling the plays, Dallas is the quintessential average team.  The beat the bad teams (16-1 against teams that are under .500) and lose to the good teams (4-19 versus those above .500).  They do an excellent job of keeping games close, they just never win them as evident by their eleven losses by three points or less under Garrett.  They invent new, astronomically wild ways to lose such as being the first team in NFL  history to allow 400+ yards to four different QB’s in one season or becoming the only team to ever lose after being +4 in turnover margin and only committing two penalties.  They give up 17 points on the road and lose.  The score 48 points at home and lose.  Paging Charlie Brown, Lucy is ready with the football.

2013 is halfway done and the Cowboys are 4-4.  It is very likely that the best this team will do is another 8-8 season.  Will it be good enough this year to make the playoffs?  Maybe.  Honestly, I hope not because that will only empower Jerry Jones to think there is progress.  Oh, who am I kidding?  Go ahead and make the playoffs, Jerry isn’t smart enough to understand that 24-24 is not progress anyways.  Jones is the parent that only sees the sky as the limit for his kids even though they can’t figure out how to even get off the floor.  Since 2010, 20 different teams have made the playoffs and 22 different teams have won more than eight games.  Dallas isn’t on neither list.  So, let me be the one to do Jerry’s job for him and provide some real, honest assessment of his organization so that maybe, just maybe one day Cowboys’ fans can have what they deserve.  A team that isn’t just average.

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