As improbable as it seemed after a disappointing loss to the Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day, thanks to a TOTAL COLLAPSE by the hated New York Giants and a three game winning streak, the Cowboys suddenly find themselves tied with the Redskins and Giants with an 8-6 record following their exciting 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in Arlington.
In recent years the ‘Boys have started out strong and faded at the end; specifically, December has been a HORRIBLE month every season for several years. This season has been just the opposite. They started out looking good with a victory over the Giants at the new Meadowlands in September, then fell apart, fighting just to stay around .500 for several weeks. We ALL counted them out. APPARENTLY, they got tired of all the criticism and decided to play the type of football they are capable of playing.
This team has “turned the tide”; having won ALL THREE GAMES they have played in December up to this point. That’s not to say they will win the final two games this month, but at least they have a shot at going 5-0 in the month. IF they can do that, they will almost certainly win the NFC East Title, and will go into the playoffs, something very few had thought possible just three weeks ago.
It won’t be easy. Dallas plays the New Orleans Saints this Sunday afternoon in the final home game of the 2012 season, and then closes the regular season with a road trip to face the Washington Redskins.
Though the Cowboys have frustrated Team Owner Jerry Jones, as well as all the fans they have throughout the US, IF they could put things together and make the playoffs, they just MIGHT surprise a few people. They most certainly have the talent to make a playoff run, and nothing would please NFL fans in the State of Texas more than to see an all-Texas Super Bowl game at the Superdome in February.
It looks as though the Houston Texans have a very good chance at being in the big game, but Dallas is going to have to continue to improve weekly if they are to have ANY hope. It seems like a mighty tall hill to climb, and as coaches always say, ‘you have to take them one game at a time’, but it is still nice to think about the possibility of the improbable happening.
Go Cowboys, and Go Texans! A Super Bowl between these two would settle bragging rights for a few years to come, and would be a once in a lifetime experience. It just COULD happen!