After winning the last two games by a margin of 68 to 24 points, the Dallas Cowboys are heating up. Here are five reasons why the Cowboys are a NFC threat.
How does that saying go again? It’s not how you start the season, it’s how you finish.
The Cowboys are learning to play without their elite squad. They are learning to operate with what they got, who they have, and the playoffs dream is still in sight.
Now, let’s not go full-blown 1995 here. Obviously, the Cowboys dispatched a wounded Washington Redskins team last week. Our Boys did the same against the New York Giants, who are dealing with a media circus.
Regardless, the Cowboys won the last two games by a margin of 68 to 24 points. Growing up, I often played the video game, NBA Jam. And when my virtual basketball skills got hot, I always loved to hear the commenter say, “he’s heating up.”
Well folks, we have three games left in the regular season. Depending on how the rest of the NFC shakes up, there’s no denying the Cowboys are a threat should they find a way to shoe themselves in the tournament.
Raiders. Seahawks. Eagles. And some help. The formula is pretty simple: Win and some.
Here are five reasons why the Cowboys are a wildcard threat in the NFC. (Yes, those Philadelphia Eagles stole the NFC East crown.)
1. The star boy in Dez Bryant
Man, just when you want to give up on the 29-year-old and call it a career. Oh no, sir. Hold that yellow flag in your holster!
Look, the 24th overall pick in 2010 can still light it up. Dez showed he still has the power, speed, and talk to fight. Yes, he has a butter fingers problem that needs attention. But that old 88 is still in there.
The Cowboys pair best with Bryant when it isn’t forced. It is still unclear if number 88’s best days are behind him. But something tells me he still deserves the “X factor” title. Until someone comes along and unstraps his title belt, well then, let’s move on.
Simply put, Dez Bryant is the tilt for the Cowboys that will crush teams in the playoffs. Bryant has 61 catches for the year, and six scores.