The bye week could not have come at a better time. The injury-riddled Cowboys will get an extra week of rest before continuing their second part of their season. The second part of our season is going to be tough. Before the bye, we ended off on a bad note. The Cowboys were sloppy, inconsistent, and ineffective. If they want a chance in making the playoffs, they cannot continue to play this way.
The NFC East title is still up for grab, but it’s going to be a tough battle for the Cowboys. After the bye, there will be six games remaining. Each one of those games will be a tough but important battle. We first face off against the hated New York Giants. The Giants are beginning to get it together, and they won’t be a pushover. With a 3-6 record, the Giants are only two games behind in the division. This game is just as crucial for them as it is to us. The Giants are hot, winning their last three games. Can the Cowboys put an end to their season with a win? Or will the Giants continue their hot streak to the playoffs?
The Cowboys will then celebrate Thanksgiving with a match against the Raiders. The Raiders have over achieved this year, but the Cowboys should win against them. This could be a season-defining game for the Cowboys. It is their game to lose. If the Cowboys can’t beat the Raiders, they don’t deserve to be going to the playoffs.
After the Raiders, the Cowboys will head to Chicago and face off against the Chicago Bears. The Cowboys were humiliated against the Bears last year on nation television. Once again the Cowboys will face the Bears on Monday Night Football. The Bears are fighting for a wildcard spot, and the Cowboys are standing in their way of it. This is a crucial conference match up. If the Cowboys don’t get the division title, they may be competing against the Bears for the wildcard spot.