Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) is unable to catch a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) in the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
I generally watch each Dallas Cowboys game of the season at least twice. I’ll take it in at the time before re-watching it the following day to take in any key plays I may later wish to write about. Some games are easier than others! So this year I thought I’d rank the games from worst watch to best- let me know if you agree!
18: Divisional Game | Dallas Cowboys 21-26 Green Bay Packers
Not the worst game for the Cowboys performance wise this year, but easily the toughest to re-watch. The opportunity to return to Seattle for an NFC Championship clash was dashed by a decision to not award Dez Bryant a catch.
The Cowboys failed to cash in on other chances earlier in the game, but it’s that moment that will live with Cowboys fans for a long time. What could’ve been?
17: Week 8 | Washington Redskins 20-17 Dallas Cowboys
This was a difficult game to rank. I’ve placed it as the penultimately worst game of the year however because of what a difference a win would’ve made. A victory could’ve ensured the Cowboys had a bye week heading into the playoffs. This is a game that the Cowboys could have and should have won.
Tony Romo took an absolute beating, being sacked five times and forced out of the game temporarily. Being the warrior he is he returned (in somewhat controversial status) but it wasn’t to be, as Kai Forbath kicked a field goal in overtime to award the victory to the Redskins.
The Cowboys lost to an inferior Redskins team with their third ranked quarterback Colt McCoy. It’s sickening looking back, even now.
16: Week 13 | Philadelphia Eagles 33-10 Dallas Cowboys
There wasn’t much the Cowboys felt thankful for following this Thanksgiving Day drubbing at the hands of their divisional rivals. The Dallas offense that was meant to be capable of winning games on it’s own quite simply choked. LeSean McCoy out played DeMarco Murray whilst ‘butt fumble’ himself Mark Sanchez trumped Tony Romo who was suffering from the short turn around.
The Eagles no huddle offense was just too much for the Cowboys defense. Combined with the offense being unable to gain a foothold in the game, the likes of George Selvie, Orlando Scandrick and Tyrone Crawford barely had time to catch their breath before returning to the field again.
Rewatching this game was exhausting, with the team slipping to 8-4 many fans felt it was a step towards yet another 8-8 season.
Next: Games 15-12