It couldn’t happen. It shouldn’t happen. How could it happen? The Saints were 13-0, their offense was tremendously dominant, the defense had significantly improved. The last two opponents of their schedule would be the Yucs, excuse me, Bucs and the Panthers.
All they had to do was knock off Big D at home. And they lost. THEY LOST!
If I sound like I’m yelling, I am. My voice is gone from the shouts of joy coming from the depths of my belly to the rooftops of my neighborhood.
Sometimes I wonder if I am writer or a member of the team because I feel an enormous weight off of my back.
The Cowboys were not supposed to win. It is DECEMBER! Their worst month! How is it they won???
I’ll tell you how. Because no matter what I say or what my colleagues say in their articles about game previews, power matchups, who is the weak link; none of it matters.
Am I slurring my work? Yeah, I am. Because games are won by men in armor on a field of play.
The games are not decided by the keys that are underneath my fingers as I type this article. They are decided by sweat, by want, by men on a field in the dead of night, in a stadium filled with fans and loud noise.
The field is where the game is decided. The Cowboys knew that. Some of the Saints apparently didn’t. They underestimated the Dallas Cowboys. They thought that this team couldn’t beat him. It already lost two heartbreaking games in consecutive weeks.
That was the biggest mistake you can make. You can never think a team of NFL players is unworthy of you.
When you step onto that field. You are 0-0. There are no previosu wins or losses with teams outside your division.
The attitude is this: “I don’t care abour your record. I don’t care about your stats. I don’t care that you are guaranteed playoffs. You are going to get a fight, so suit up and put up or shut up.
The Saints and Sean Payton can now shut up.
Because the Dallas Cowboys beat the Saints. Tony Romo completed 22 of 34 passes for 312 yards and a touchdown. Dallas ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns. The defense forced three turnovers, including one to end the game, and four sacks.
The Cowboys may not be a better team than the Saints, but guess what?
You just have to be a better for 60 minutes.
And I don’t think any team could’ve matched Dallas tonight. None whatsoever.
Will Dallas win next week? That’s another 60 minutes.
Right now, I’m going to go enjoy this win.