Dallas Cowboys: Just Get To The Playoffs

One step forward, then two steps back. That seems to be the mantra of the Dallas Cowboys this year, wouldn’t you agree?

I find it so amusing to read all of the articles after each game. After the Eagles victory articles consisted of the Cowboys being undefeated in conference play, the improved defense nearly completely shutting down the Eagles offense, And Terrance Williams’ quick rise to dominant NFL receiver.

Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett congratulates players during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Flash forward one week and the apocalyptic declarations once again made their way to the forefront of Cowboys literature. Dez Bryant is immature and not as good as Calvin Johnson, the defense is awful, the coaches don’t know clock management and yada yada yada.

Guys, just relax.

Look, at this point in the season we definitely want to see much better things, I get that. We want to see these guys playing to their potential and not seeing any mistakes, of course. That just doesn’t happen. And it’s not going to happen in a league where so much parity exists.

We stand at four wins and four losses at the halfway point. That’s definitely not ideal, but it’s better than the Eagles and the Redskins and the Giants. As far as I know, that’s the whole division and at this point the only battle we should be worried about winning. Right now, getting into the playoffs is all that matters, and from what I can see we’re at the top of the mountain in that regard when it comes to the East.

We will lose more games. Some of them might be humbling and heartbreaking. But believe you me, we will win more too, and some might show us flashes of the greatness we all know this team is capable of.

I get being upset right now, I truly do. It’s not only the loss to the Lions that hurts, but the way it happened. That’s just how it happens sometimes, but for any of you making the declaration that this is just another lousy .500 season, then to you I ask, what’s the point of playing out the rest of the season? Why don’t we just forfeit the rest of our games in place of another classification of mediocrity?

Not a single one of you would be willing to do that because deep down no matter how much hate you might have for Jerry, or the coaching, or Tony Romo, each one of you believes and understands that this season is still alive and very potent. If nothing else, you wouldn’t be for it because no matter how bad your team, there’s nothing like the great time of year that is football season, and there is nothing, no loss, or devastation that would be worth giving that up.

If you take nothing else away from this, just go back to the Denver game. That game is proof that these Dallas Cowboys can go toe to toe with any team in the league.

So don’t fret fellow fans, it’s not over yet and I don’t see any reason to hit the panic button.

Get to the playoffs, that’s all we need and the rest is yet to be known. Anything can happen any given Sunday.

Just get to the playoffs.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, NFC East

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  • Russell Reed

    Problem is if we make playoffs at say 8-8, Jerry wont fix anything. It will be buisness as usual during offseason. And even if Dallas gets to the playoffs, I am very confident it will be one and done.

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