With the 44-6 smackdown from last season’s finale on their minds, the Cowboys came out with their six guns smokin’ on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium and put a fork in a Philadelphia Eagles team that had previously won six straight games. The Boys almost effortlessly exercised their previous December demons, finishing off the regular season with three straight wins.
Dallas’ 24-0 blowout marked the second straight week they have held their opponent scoreless, a feat that had never before happened in Dallas Cowboys history.
Fans, coaches, players, and front office personnel could not ask for a better way to ride into the playoffs than what has taken place the last three weeks.
- December 19: The Cowboys march into the Superdome and convincingly end the Saints’ undefeated season in a game the “experts” said was an impossible win for the Cowboys (AHEM Tony Dungy, who by the way has jumped on the Cowboys bandwagon).
- December 27: Dallas travels up to D.C. and embarrasses the Redskins 17-0.
- January 3: Dallas thumps the Eagles 24-0 to win the NFC East and clinch the #3 seed in the NFC.
Aside from winning their last three games, the Cowboys defense silenced a lethal Saints offense, and held the Redskins and Eagles to zero points inconsecutive weeks.
Tony Romo is playing the best football of his career, throwing only one interception in the month of December compared to seven touchdowns.
The offense is becoming more balanced, and is relying more on its talented run game to open up the passing game.
After watching the last three weeks transpire, it’s hard for critics to deny the legitimacy of a team that rolled over the undefeated Saints, shut out division foes in back to back weeks, and convincingly took the NFC East.
But the critics still remain.
Since the naysayers cannot scrutinize Tony Romo for inconsistent December play, the defense for giving up big plays, or the receivers for not making big plays, they have decided to pull a more petty argument out of their arsenal of nonsense.
“It’s too difficult to beat a team three times in a year.”
This statement is so ridiculous and irrelevant that it’s hard to believe “experts” and “analysts” even bring it up anymore.
It’s about as stupid as Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg on Sunday saying something to the tune of “Jacksonville is 20:1 against the odds in temperatures below thirty degrees.”
Last time I checked players weren’t basing their game plans on Vegas odds.
Apparently the “analysts” didn’t watch the Cowboys run the Eagles out of Cowboys Stadium, onto Tom Landry Freeway, and back to DFW International before the fourth quarter even started.
The Cowboys are a more talented team than the Eagles and they will prove that on Saturday night. Period.
So let Desean Jackson do his talking.
Let the trashy Eagles employees do their spitting as they stand in awe of our palace.
Let Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia show how classless they are.
Like my old man said this week, “Let ‘em spit, because they sure can’t play football.”