Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys fans pose with a turkey during tailgate festivities before a NFL football game on Thanksgiving against the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Heading into Week 13 last season the Dallas Cowboys were 6-5. They’d swept their divisional games 4-0 but slipped to close defeats against the Kansas City Chiefs (16-17), Denver Broncos (48-51) and Detroit Lions (30-31). The mantra of the team being consistently inconsistent was apparent. Much finger pointing of blame was happening.
In 2014 things are somewhat different. The Cowboys are going into a pivotal Thanksgiving game against divisional foes Philadelphia Eagles. Both sides grappling for the NFC East with 8-3 records. This is the Cowboys best record since they made the Play offs in 2007 (finishing the season 13-3 with a loss to the New York Giants in the Playoffs).
With most predicting the Cowboys would have a record that’d fit right into the NFC Loss (South), there’s plenty to be surprised about. This team isn’t flawless by any means. Advancing to the Playoffs and further will certainly require improvement and some luck. But there’s plenty to be happy about this season. And these are the Top 5 Cowboy’s I’d like to thank.