It's Do Or Die Time

It happens to the best of us…

All of the injuries coupled with a bout of complacency and a lack of cohesiveness have derailed what was supposed to be another exciting season. Reality is slowly beginning to creep in. Rather then examining playoff scenarios, some Cowboys fans are already looking toward the draft and wondering how high of a selection we will have.

The Cowboys still have one last glimmer of hope left.

Josh Ellis of dallascowboys.com wrote this morning, that if the playoffs started today, the Cowboys would be on the outside looking in. Their .556 winning percentage would put them a half-game out of fifth place in the AFC, where seven of 16 teams have a winning record. The Cowboys currently have the ninth-best record in the NFC.

If they could squeak by Washington, then there’s a possibility the Cowboys could be 8-4 on Thanksgiving night, since they play back-to-back home games against seemingly weak San Francisco on Nov. 23, and the traditional holiday game Nov. 27 against Seattle.

Should the Cowboys fail to win against the Redskins, then any realistic chance of making the playoffs goes down the drain.

The good news is that Tony Romo will be back, Jason Witten will be fully healed, and Felix Jones will also be in the fold. It might just be the perfect medicine to cure an ailing team and save a season on the brink.

Comments
  1. Steve Minor

    Seems everytime the Cowboys or any favorite of your choice goes into a slump or has a bad stretch of games, we are ready to circle the wagons, throw in the towel, or jump off the bus. Come on people, I have never been one to defend the Cowboys, criticise the officials, the coaches or the owners. I simply take the losses and hope they learn from the mistakes and bet better. If we get beat by a better team then we get beat.
    I do not think this is complacency, urgency, desperation issue. This team has simply lost that fire in their gut right now for winning. Also, I defintely think the injuries have played a very critical role in this temporary demise. The Cowboys are very talented with great coaches and great fans. It will be a relief to get back the Field General as I think besides running the offense, it has had an adverse effect on the whole team because they are used to having their leader at the helm. This team can easily bounce back from this finish within the top 2 or 3 in the NFC heading into the playoffs.
    Now Joe, don’t get me wrong, I think you make valid points and I would never disrespect you as a writer. I guess that is the great thing about living in America. We have the right to agree to disagree.
    Steve Minor aka Mrsports

  2. Steve Minor

    Seems everytime the Cowboys or any favorite of your choice goes into a slump or has a bad stretch of games, we are ready to circle the wagons, throw in the towel, or jump off the bus. Come on people, I have never been one to defend the Cowboys, criticise the officials, the coaches or the owners. I simply take the losses and hope they learn from the mistakes and bet better. If we get beat by a better team then we get beat.
    I do not think this is complacency, urgency, desperation issue. This team has simply lost that fire in their gut right now for winning. Also, I defintely think the injuries have played a very critical role in this temporary demise. The Cowboys are very talented with great coaches and great fans. It will be a relief to get back the Field General as I think besides running the offense, it has had an adverse effect on the whole team because they are used to having their leader at the helm. This team can easily bounce back from this finish within the top 2 or 3 in the NFC heading into the playoffs.
    Now Joe, don’t get me wrong, I think you make valid points and I would never disrespect you as a writer. I guess that is the great thing about living in America. We have the right to agree to disagree.
    Steve Minor aka Mrsports

  3. Steve Minor

    Seems everytime the Cowboys or any favorite of your choice goes into a slump or has a bad stretch of games, we are ready to circle the wagons, throw in the towel, or jump off the bus. Come on people, I have never been one to defend the Cowboys, criticise the officials, the coaches or the owners. I simply take the losses and hope they learn from the mistakes and bet better. If we get beat by a better team then we get beat.
    I do not think this is complacency, urgency, desperation issue. This team has simply lost that fire in their gut right now for winning. Also, I defintely think the injuries have played a very critical role in this temporary demise. The Cowboys are very talented with great coaches and great fans. It will be a relief to get back the Field General as I think besides running the offense, it has had an adverse effect on the whole team because they are used to having their leader at the helm. This team can easily bounce back from this finish within the top 2 or 3 in the NFC heading into the playoffs.
    Now Joe, don’t get me wrong, I think you make valid points and I would never disrespect you as a writer. I guess that is the great thing about living in America. We have the right to agree to disagree.
    Steve Minor aka Mrsports

  4. Steve Minor

    Seems everytime the Cowboys or any favorite of your choice goes into a slump or has a bad stretch of games, we are ready to circle the wagons, throw in the towel, or jump off the bus. Come on people, I have never been one to defend the Cowboys, criticise the officials the coaches or the owners. I simply take the losses and hope they learn from the mistakes and bet better. If we get beat by a better team then we get beat.
    I do not think this is complacency, urgency, desperation. This team has simply lost that fire in their gut right now for winning. Also, I defintely think the injuries have played a very critical role in this temporary demise. The Cowboys are very talented with great coaches and great fans. It will be a relief to get back the Field General as I think besides running the offense, it has had an adverse effect on the whole team because they are used to having their leader at the helm. This team can easily bounce back from this finish within the top 2 or 3 in the NFC heading into the playoffs.
    Now Joe, don’t get me wrong, I think you make valid points and I would never disrespect you as a writer. I guess that is the great thing about living in America. We have the right to agree to disagree.
    Steve Minor aka Mrsports

  5. How is that relevant?

  6. That’s a smart point…for sure