Not long ago, the doubters were already writing off the season for the Dallas Cowboys, and were looking ahead toward next season. I have a memo for them…
We Ain’t Dead Yet!
The Dallas Cowboys continued their winning ways with their third straight victory after defeating the hapless Seattle Seahawks by a score of 34-9.
The victory was a coordinated attack by both the offense led by Tony Romo, and the defense led be DeMarcus Ware.
Tony Romo got the Cowboys on the board in a big way as he orchestrated four consecutive scoring drives to start the game. He ended the day with some gaudy numbers completing 22-of-33 passes for 331 yards, with three touchdowns. Romo is now 3-0 on Thanksgiving Day.
Jason Witten led all receivers and had his first big game since returning from a rib injury, catching nine passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Rookie tight end, Martellus Bennett had yet another big touchdown catch and is now emerging as a serious offensive weapon for the Cowboys.
Terrell Owens backed up last weeks huge game with another touchdown on five catches for 98 yards, and missing the century mark by only two yards.
The game was a decisive win for the defense who held Seattle to just three field goals and kept them out of the end zone. DeMarcus Ware led the way with three more sacks, and now leads the NFL with 15.
Bradie James had a nice day himself with 12 tackles and a pair of sacks on the day. It was actually a great day for the entire defensive unit as a whole.
The game marked the return of Julius Jones to Texas Stadium and he quickly fumbled the ball on Seattle’s first possession leading to a Dallas score. He finished the day with just 35 yards, and was booed everytime he touched the ball.
Both Marion Barber and DeMarcus Ware left the game with injuries and never returned to the field, but x-rays today came back negative and both are expected to play against the Steelers on Sunday, December 7th.
All in all, it was a must win for the Cowboys, who now need a loss from the Buccaneers on Sunday to claim a tie for the second wild card spot. The next few games will not be easy as they must now fend off challenges from Pittsburgh, the New York Giants and Baltimore. One thing they must overcome is the fact that they have not had a winning month of December since 2001.
It’s now time to turn it up a few notches, as the competition will be even fiercer than ever, and the consequences of any loss could be devastating as well.