The Dallas Cowboys will play the Washington Redskins for the final week of the regular season. If they want to continue playing in January, they’ll need the New York Giants to help out, but on Cowboys Wishlist, we’ll remain focused in the Cowboys.
For perhaps the last time in the season, I present to you my gameday wishes for the Cowboys.
Wish #1: Dak Prescott Survives Without Two OL Starters
Prescott will be playing with a shoulder injury after not throwing in practice during the week. This time, though, he’ll be playing without two key starters in the offensive line. Xavier Su’a-Filo – who was filling up for Connor Williams – will miss the game due to injury. Joe Looney will take his place at left guard.
Looney did a nice job as the backup center last year and his name has been called up one more time.
Tyron Smith is also expected to miss the game despite being a game-time decision. With the season likely over, my number one wish is Dak Prescott ending the day healthy and ready to be this team’s QB in 2020.
Wish #2: Jason Witten Scores a TD
I’m not going to lie and say Jason Witten was great this season. But his career was. He’s one score away from tying Dez Bryant’s receiving TD record in Cowboys history. This wish was also featured last week, but this is likely the last team Witten steps on the field.
With 73, Witten would sit besides Bryant on the team’s all time record. Also worth watching out for, Witten needs 47 yards to become only the 19th player in NFL history to reach 13,000. It wasn’t his year, but let him add up to his Hall of Fame career.
Wish #3: Young Players End Season on a Positive Note
Unless the New York Giants upset the Philadelphia Eagles, this game will likely be irrelevant. Jason Garrett will likely be gone and a new era will begin in Dallas. The players might not have the best roster in the league, but they’re pretty talented and have key foundation players to build on.
DeMarcus Lawrence, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper among others are the future of the Cowboys and all of them are young guys. The Cowboys’ future lies in them. I wish to see them end a disappointing 2019 season on a promising note.
Wish #4: No Slow Start in Final Game
For the Cowboys, the 2019 season was characterized by slow starts. There were many frustrating things about this team, but starting just about every game trailing was perhaps the worst of them.
The Redskins are not good and the Cowboys should be better than them. But will they? Against an NFC East opponent, they must start fast and leave no doubt. For the fans, that would be ideal since Cowboys Nation’s focus will be split between this and the other NFC East game…