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.