Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (25) runs with the ball against Oakland Raiders nose tackle Pat Sims (90) during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

The Dallas Cowboys Find Themselves in the Hunt


After the terrible loss in New Orleans, it looked as if the team’s season could be heading down the drain.  However, the Cowboys have responded with two straight wins in close games and enter December at 7-5 and in a tie for the NFC East Title.  With four remaining games against the Bears, Packers, Redskins, and Eagles, the team’s fate is in their own hands. The Cowboys vs Eagles game may end up ultimately deciding the division, but hopefully the Cowboys can take care of business before that game and be in a more comfortable position.

With ten complete days of rest after the Thanksgiving Day game prior to going to Chicago to face the Bears, the team should be ready.  The Bears have come to ATT Stadium twice in recent years and have soundly defeated the Cowboys, and have had their fans take over the stadium both times.  It seems as if now is a perfect time to exact some revenge, take over Soldier Field, and maybe rough up traitor Jeremiah Ratliff at the same time.

The team may get lucky and face the Packers without Aaron Rodgers, as the team is in a free fall since Rodger’s absence.  At 5-6-1 and facing Atlanta this weekend, if the Packers were to lose again this weekend, team morale could suffer and the Cowboys could have an easy time at home against a depleted team. 

If the team can get out of these two games at 2-0 or at least 1-1, the team should remain in the hunt as the season concludes against two division rivals.  While the team finally inserted Lance Dunbar into the rotation, the team saw how effective he could be. His season ending injury is a big disappointment going forward.  However, on the other side of the coin Sean Lee looks to make his return Monday Night and help out this defense.


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