It took nearly three full weeks, but the Dallas Cowboys finally got Tony Romo back. Romo was a disaster in Week 1, just good enough in Week 2 and overcame a horrible start in Week 3 to finish strong and get the Cowboys to 2-1 heading into Week 4. While many probably left Romo and the Cowboys for dead after how they looked in Week 1, Romo has only gotten more comfortable with each passing week, while a comeback from a 21-0 hole on the road may have shown last week that this team has the resiliency to be special in 2014.
Just how special they become could partially be decided by how they perform in week four, when Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints come to town. It’s an understandably hyped battle, but what is shocking is the value, as Cowboys vs Saints tickets are down 12% this week and have an average price of $238.89 on the secondary market with a get-in price of $87 for the Sunday Night Football match-up. That is almost exactly the season average for Dallas Cowboys tickets on the secondary market at AT&T Stadium this season. There’s a mixed feeling in the air, as the Saints represent a fairly formidable task, but Dallas has looked good enough these past two weeks to give them a chance to hold their ground on their own field.
Hoping and doing are two very different things, though, and the Cowboys will understandably have to be more than just on top of their game to send what looks to be a good Saints team to a 1-3 record. Dallas has the talent to make it happen, though, as Romo is finally getting into a groove and has a litany of weapons at his disposal in Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray, Terrance Williams and Jason Witten. He’ll undoubtedly need to put them to good use and hit the mark in this one, but after how he finished week three, we at least now know that it is absolutely possible.
It’s going to be a stiff test and at worst a fantastic measuring stick, but if Dallas can upend the Saints (who would fall to 1-3), they’d suddenly be 3-1 and looking like one of the more dangerous teams in the NFC. Getting into a pure shootout probably isn’t beneficial for the ‘Boys, as their defense simply isn’t built to shut down such a potent offense. However, if the Cowboys lean on a so far extremely effective Murray and Romo can pick his spots without turning the ball over, Dallas has a shot at getting a big win in Week 4.