Alright, 24 hours have elapsed and I can finally start getting over what happened at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium last night. I already know where this is going, the Cowboys lost, the world must deeply overreact, judge Tony Romo, and try and understand why our defense is the worst defense to ever play football. While this is happening the world is also forgetting it’s only week 4 and the Cowboys are 2-2… The last time the Dallas Cowboys went 2-2? 2006, where they made the playoffs .
Now listen to me I’m not saying the Cowboys will definitely make the playoffs, they have to work on a few things:
1) Offensive Line Play- We have one of the largest most talented offensive lines in the league. They need to start playing like it, 5 sacks isn’t acceptable.
2) Gunslinging- Tony Romo will make mistakes! Period. Why not let him do it while being the playmaker he is.
3) Offensive Play Calls- Jason Garrett needs to learn a few things still about when to run and pass, it just seems like his play calls are unmethodical.
4) Defensive Dominance- Our defense has been playing well, but they need more big plays, so many big plays that teams are afraid of them. Only then will we be a feared team in the league.
Now that we’ve established what needs to be solidified. I feel confident that I have a solid feel on how the Cowboys are playing and responding to certain situations. So where will they be come January? Lets take a further look…
Week 5 @ KC- There is no way the Cowboys lose to an unimpressive Chiefs team.
Prediction: DAL 31 KC 10
Week 7- BYE
Week 8 Home against Atlanta- This will be a tough game, but the extra preperation time pays off.
Prediction: Dallas 24 ATL 17
Week 9 @ PHI- This is a tough game, and it looks like the Cowboys are gonna battle the Eagles to the bitter end..
Prediction: DAL 17 PHI 20
WEEK 10 @ GB- This is a potential wildcard grabber. I don’t worry about Green Bay, the Cowboys Run to 6-3.
Prediction: DAL 27 GB 21
Week 11 Home against WAS- A tough one but the Cowboys sweep the Redskins.
Prediction DAL 34 WAS 17
Week 12 Home against OAK- Thanksgiving… Need I say More?
Prediction: DAL 31 Oak 10
Week 13 @ NYG- Sorry Guys but we don’t split with New York, another disappointed loss and we’re 8-4.
Prediction: DAL 24 NYG 27
Week 14 @ SD- This game is a tough one, but by now the Cowboys are rolling and the Wildcard is to close to let go. Give us the Win
Prediction: DAL 24 SD 14
Week 15 @ NO– Drew Brees…
Prediction- DAL 20 New Orleans 31
Week 16 @ WAS– Sweep Complete, and they need it. If the Cowboys don’t clinch this week, it’s up to home against PHI again.
Prediction: DAL 35 WAS 24
Week 17 Home against PHI- Cowboys avenge last season, pushing the heavily favored Eagles to 3rd in the NFC East.
Prediction: DAL 37 PHI 16
Now incase you lost count that gives the Cowboys a realistic 11-5 record. The Early bye week gives the Cowboys a chance to regroup and refocus, which pays dividends in the end.
Final Word-The Blame Game
Again for my weekly destruction of over critical fans. Last weeks loss was not Tony Romo’s… No ands, if’s or buts about it. It was a team loss. Communication, Football Knowledge, and Blown Assignments are the factor of that loss. There are 13 more weeks left, and if you want the Cowboys to do well, you better rally behind them. Many of you will bash my predictions, yet they are all generated the same way experts do. You know why you’ll bash them? Because you don’t believe. So get up, shut up, and Support your team. That means you Derek Eagleton!