Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is tackled by the Dallas Cowboys defense during the third quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

All Is Not Lost For the Cowboys


Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It’s amazing how fast the mood changes during a tight NFC East race. One minute the Dallas Cowboys are on the top of the world and no one can beat them. Next thing you know, they’ve dropped to second place with only three games remaining. Sticky situation they find themselves in for sure.

Have you ever noticed that the NFC East always seems to come down to the last game of the season? It’s not over till it’s over folks. Let’s breakdown the final three weeks and you’ll see there is still hope for these Dallas Cowboys.

For Dallas, their three remaining games are home against Green Bay, at Washington and the home finale against Philadelphia. The possible slip-ups with these three games come from complacency. There’s no reason Dallas can’t win out and finish the year at 10-6. Sure, it won’t be a walk in the park by any means, but being down one game in the division is no picnic with only three remaining, so the only thing Dallas can do is win games and let the cards fall as they may.

Philadelphia, being the only stumbling block keeping Dallas out of the playoffs, is faced with three winnable games as well. They match-up at Minnesota this week, at home against Chicago and then of course at Dallas. They are playing much better than they were when Dallas held them down in Week 7. They are still vulnerable, surrendering 285 yards a game.

It all boils down to the fact that the NFC East is extremely unpredictable, and Dallas is far from out of it. Hold on to your seats folk because this one is going right down to the wire.

The first step for Dallas is this weekend’s home game against the Packers. It’s still unknown if Aaron Rodgers will play for Green Bay, but the Cowboys need a win either way. Cowboys tickets are still available so make sure to grab some now.  The average ticket price is currently $345, but you’ll find tickets for below $100 if you’re looking to save.

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  • SmartThinking

    No. Statistically, all is, certainly, not lost for this team as of yet.

    This Sunday’s game with Green Bay will explain a lot about what kind of team Dallas is this season.

    I can easily draft a scenario where they come out of the tunnel breathing fire, screaming for revenge and stoked to prove to the world that they’re better than what they showed in New Orleans and Chicago.

    I can just as easily create a scenario where they come out and look like, well, the team they’ve shown us they are so far this season.

    There’s much on the line for this team. If they lose Sunday, they’re exactly what we’ve come to expect of them. If they win, then, the Washington game has relevance.

    This team has shown it doesn’t play well from behind or when all is on the line. Winning it all from one game back is doable.

    Based on what they’ve showed us so far, coming from two games back and winning the division seems like an impossibility for this team considering how badly they’ve been burned on defense in nearly every game this season.