For the Dallas Cowboys, I thought the Tennessee Titans matchup was one of the more winnable games left on their schedule in 2018. Unfortunately, I was wrong and with the way the rest of the schedule is shaping up, the Cowboys season could already be circling the drain.
The Dallas Cowboys are about to enter the most difficult five game stretch on their schedule. All five of these games are against NFC teams and three of those are against division rivals. The outcome of these five games will not only likely decide who wins the NFC East division, but also decide whether or not the Cowboys have anything to play for the remainder of the year.
The fun kicks off next week against the Philadelphia Eagles, who they just so happen to play again in a little less than a month. The Eagles will be coming off their bye week and get home-field advantage. With the way the Dallas Cowboys are playing right now, that certainly doesn't bode well for them coming away victorious.
Things don't get any better from there unfortunately. They will once again hit the road to take on the Atlanta Falcons before returning home for three games against the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Ouch! I told you this was a tough five-game stretch for the Dallas Cowboys.
Honestly, I don't know if they can win any of those matchups. The Redskins might be the best chance at a “W” since they just lost three starters, but I still don't know if that will give them enough of an advantage. We can hope, but it still likely won't be enough as far as the season is concerned.
If you've read any of my previous stuff, you know I'm forever the optimist. Unfortunately, the Dallas Cowboys have all but killed my optimism this season. Every time I think the are ready to turn the corner, they just end up letting me down time and time again. Enough is enough.
Even though the Dallas Cowboys 2018 season looks like it's circling the drain, I don't think we will see any drastic changes made. It's already too late for that unfortunately. But, these next five games could impact who remains on the Cowboys coaching staff for next season.
Like many of you, I'm more than ready to move on from Head Coach Jason Garrett and Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan. They just haven't been getting the job done and it's past time to see what some new blood can do. I think this five-game stretch will probably seal their fate in Dallas.
I know Jerry Jones has been backing his coaches publicly, but I think even he is starting to buy into the outcry from his fan base that a coaching change may be in order. At least that's what the majority of Cowboys Nation, including myself, is hoping anyway.