Dallas Cowboys: The New First Rule of Fight Club Is…

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Oct 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) cannot catch a pass while defended by Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

I am Jack’s emergency room deductible. Both Murray and Romo would immediately begin to look sharp again and, needing a touchdown before the half, they’d lead the Cowboys to scoring position with seconds left in the first half. Romo would drop back, hit wide receiver Terrance Williams with a gorgeous throw and Williams would drop the easy six points.

I am Jack’s open heart surgery. We would settle for a field goal from kicker Dan Bailey and go into the half up a very disappointing 3-0. The second half would sing a much better tune although we did give up a few long plays on the defensive side of the ball. Romo would humiliate defensive end JJ Watt with a spin move bomb to Williams for a touchdown (glorious), but, we could not seem to bury the Texans.

I am Jack’s [murderous fury]. – Edward Norton

I am Jack’s unbridled concern. Because of our struggles to put the Texans to bed, they showed us why you can’t allow an NFL team to hang around. The Texans would do us a huge favor and burn their own clock with a seven-plus minute drive that only ended in a field goal thanks to the defense. And then it happened.

I am Jack’s murderous fury. A drive near the two minute warning that should have been a clinic in how the Cowboys have learned to manage the clock again burned a putrid few seconds off of the clock and managed to lose yardage in the process. Houston would get the ball back and score. We’ve seen this movie before.

I am Jack’s adrenaline injection. The Texans would win the overtime coin toss and after a couple of successfully long run plays, the Cowboys’ defense would clamp down and force the three and out. Then it was Romo and crew’s turn to show and prove that things are different in 2014. Nowadays we find ways to win in the end. And so, the offense did just that.