Dallas Cowboys: Overhyped or Sleeping Giant?


Feels like the season has been going on forever now and we still have a few days left before we get to see our Boys in action again. What a bummer right? If nothing else it gives the Cowboys some time to come down off of cloud nine and prepare for this weekend’s game against the Seahawks.

I’ve heard two sides to this story since the big victory over the Giants. Some people are saying that it was just a fluke and that the Cowboys will realize it once the Seahawks shock them back into reality. Others are saying last week’s game was only a small taste of what we can expect in the coming weeks. I prefer to agree with neither.

Dec 17, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) calls the play in the huddle during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

I feel like last week’s game was not something that we can expect, but something that should be expected. The Cowboys have never lacked the star power to be great that’s for sure, but they have always been missing something that keeps them from getting to the top.

For many of the past few seasons the Cowboys have lacked key ingredients to a Super Bowl recipe. Whether it be heart, motivation, or chemistry, there is no doubt that Dallas has lacked those characteristics at times. However, the fact of the matter is that the potential has always existed.

The evidence of that can’t be any clearer than it was against the Giants. This is not to say that Dallas has already laid claim to the Lombardi trophy, but that when they are on they are a force to be reckoned with.

The argument will be made that the Giants were off and did not play to their potential. Call it what you will but a win is a win. Any time you go into the house of the defending world champions in a season opening game where the entire country is watching will get anybody motivated. Now, when you go into that same house and take care of business the way the Boys did, now that’s preparation and hard work.

Tony Romo was on fire. Kevin Ogletree proved that he can contribute in big ways. The offensive line was subpar but still kept a very ferocious Giants pass rush under control enough to let Tony do his magic.

There is still lots of season left and one big win is not enough to change the past fifteen years, but hold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen because everybody’s eyes have been opened now.

I’ll be the first to say that the Seahawks are probably not the best gauge of how good or bad a team is. I mean this is a team that puts more emphasis on their uniforms than their play calling but don’t be fooled, parity does exist, and if Russell Wilson proves everything he’s been built up to be then maybe this is one we shouldn’t be so sure about.

Win or lose I’m just ready to get this thing underway. If Dallas goes out and performs like we all know that they can then I feel that they should walk out of this one with an easy win, but let’s not be mesmerized by mere speculation since we all know a little bit about Cowboys history. Well at least in the past fifteen seasons. Maybe a win though will be just what they need to keep their mojo going.