Cowboys-Eagles: Second Clash Features Altered Matchups

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Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) signals on the sidelines late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) signals on the sidelines late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

I hope everyone in Cowboys’ Nation had a very Merry Christmas.  It’s a shame we didn’t receive the gift of the Cowboys’ lineup for Sunday’s NFC East title game.

Not many of us will sleep easy the remainder of the week with such widespread uncertainty regarding the starting roster.  With all the drama unfolding, just keep repeating the numbers 17-3 and you may rest a little easier.

Of course 17-3 is the score in which the Dallas Cowboys stormed into Philadelphia on October 20th and shut down the rival Eagles.  A 14-point win and holding the Nick Foles led birds to no touchdowns was quite impressive.

Aside from the questionable status of QB Tony Romo, there may be other crucial match-up alterations for the upcoming final showdown.

For the record, I have a strong gut feeling Tony Romo will start at QB with the division title on the line.  Playing 15 games only to be held out the most important to date, and with a chance to finally make the playoffs again?

A guy who plays through pain like Tony would have to be physically unable to play regardless of pain toleration.  Which I don’t think will be the case come Sunday.

On gameday he will be given the option to go if he chooses, and he will choose to lead his teammates through the pain.  How long he lasts is another discussion.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys DeMarcus Ware Morris Claiborne Sean Lee

  • SmartThinking

    If Romo does start and gets hit, he could end up in a wheelchair. Sit the man. He’s given up his body enough already.

  • 45yearcowboyfan

    The point about Lee’s capabilites in the middle and as LB are NOT understated. His absence will be a disaster.