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PHI 17, DAL 9: Cowboys’ Season Effectively Ends In Philadelphia

Welp.

After shocking the world a week ago and defeating the Los Angeles Rams in dominant fashion, things felt pretty good around The Star. The Cowboys had found their winning ways once again, and were heading to Philadelphia with a chance to clinch a playoff birth.

Instead of asserting their will against an assumed lesser opponent, the injured Eagles controlled the game from start to finish, defeating the Cowboys 17-9 and taking control of the NFC East with just one game to play.

This was a total failure all over the field. Now, the defense did play well enough after a slow start to keep an embarrassment of an offense alive for all four quarters, so I have to give them credit for that. But this offense was downright putrid.

Even when they did move the ball, boneheaded mistakes and turnovers did them in. Fumbles, drops, poor throws – you name it, the Cowboys did it tonight.

Dallas came into this game as road favorites, expected by just about everyone to play to their ability and clinch this division. Dak Prescott did not show up. Amari Cooper did not show up. And overall, the Dallas Cowboys did not show up.

This is the most underperforming, disappointing version of the Dallas Cowboys in about a decade, maybe longer. And they truly don’t deserve the playoff spot they were fighting for today.

The 7-8 Cowboys will face the lowly Washington Redskins next week, in what will likely be the final game of the Jason Garrett era.

Or, maybe more accurately said: should be the final game of the Jason Garrett era in Dallas.

What do you think?

Kevin Brady

Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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  1. Smiling Dopey Opie goes to 2-8 in Win or Go Home Games. Jerry continues his failed odyssey as one of the NFLs worst GMs since Jimmy Johnson’s players retired. Jerry’s players have won only 3 Wild Card games and never advanced past the Divisional Round. Anyone else would have been fired long ago. He’s not in the HOF as a GM although he thinks he is which is evidence of his delusional state. Jerry needs to step down as GM (and not replace himself with Stephen) and hire a person with a football background. Then fire Garrett and the rest of the sycophants.

  2. I couldn’t stand to watch this game. The defense played horrible and the offense was just as bad. Where was the team that dismantled the Rams last week, because they sure were not in Philadelphia. This team doesn’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Jerry wonders around saying there is a lot to consider concerning Jason Garrett’s future. No there isn’t! Give him and the rest of his staff their walking papers. This team has the talent to be in the SB, but you have to have a HC with a competent staff to get them there. Everyone likes to blame Dak Prescott for this teams woes, and that isn’t right. He is a good QB and he could be a great QB with a decent HC and OC.

    Jerry Jones is this team’s weakest link. He had a really good HC in Jimmy Johnson who produced back to back SB teams, but Jerry just couldn’t stop playing GM and eventually forced Jimmy out. If anyone is to blame for this teams lousy 24 year history it’s Jerry and Stephen Jones

  3. The only good thing to come out of this game is that it is finally the end of the suffering watching Jason Garret “coach” this team. If not for Jerry Jones, he would have been fired years ago based on his poor performance. Let’s now hope for a miracle that Jerry will hire a “real” coach and let him “coach”. We have heard enough BS from Jerry and his son about the current state of this team. The fact is that because of their bumbling, we have a team that looks good on paper but has no direction, leadership or heart.

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