Cowboys 50th Season Was Far From Golden

With a win over the Eagles Sunday it closed out another season for the Dallas Cowboys. It wasn’t exactly a season the Cowboys were hoping for as they ended at 6-10 and a third place finish in the NFC East. Heading into the 50th season for the Cowboys in 2010 there were hopes of a division championship and maybe even an appearance at Super Bowl XLV in their own stadium. So as the Cowboys clean out their lockers and head on home let’s take a look back at what happened this season.

Week 1…With the Cowboys thinking they beat the Redskins on the last play of the game, Alex Barron gets called for a holding penalty and the Cowboys lose 13-7.

Week 2…Cowboys lose to the Bears 27-20 and go 0-2. But everyone sees the talent of Dez Bryant as he returns a punt 62 yards for a touchdown.

Week 3…The Cowboys get their first victory of the season with a win over the Texans 27-13 as the 911 connection of Tony Romo to Roy Williams goes for two touchdowns.

Week 4…Cowboys lose to the Titans 34-27. Marc Colombo gets an excessive celebration penalty when he falls to the ground after spiking the ball after a Jason Witten touchdown.

Week 5…Cowboys lose to the Vikings 24-21. Miles Austin performs his leap frog ability as he jumps over Roy Williams in the end zone.

Week 6…Cowboys lose to the Giants 41-35 after taking a 20-7 lead. Tony Romo is lost for the season after breaking his collarbone.

Week 7…Cowboys continue to slide with a loss to the Jaguars 35-17. David Gerard looks like a hall of fame quarterback as he throws for four touchdowns and runs for another.

Week 8…Cowboys hit rock bottom with 45-7 loss in Green Bay. Jerry Jones fires Coach Wade Phillips and promotes Jason Garrett to head coach.

Week 9…Jason Garrett wins in his debut as head coach over the Giants 33-20. A star is born among Cowboys fans as Bryan McCann returns an Eli Manning interception 101 yards for a touchdown.

Week 10…Cowboys win two in a row for the first time this season when they beat the Lions 35-19. Bryan McCann makes another big play as he returns a punt 97 yards for a touchdown.

Week 11…The Cowboys have the Saints beat on Thanksgiving, until Roy Williams fumbles at the Saints 11 yard line late in the game. The Saints then drive 91 yards on the Cowboys defense for the winning touchdown, 30-27.

Week 12…The Cowboys defense comes alive with four interceptions off Peyton Manning. They return two for touchdowns and set up the winning field goal in overtime with another one as they beat the Colts 38-35. They also lose Dez Bryant for the season with a broken ankle.

Week 13…Cowboys lose to the Eagles 30-27 as DeSean Jackson burns the defense on a 91 yard catch and run for a touchdown.

Week 14…Cowboys blow a 30-14 lead to Rex Grossman and the Redskins, but hold on for a 33-30 victory. Jason Witten breaks loose with 140 yards on 10 receptions and a touchdown.

Week 15…Cowboys lose to the Cardinals 27-26. Stephen McGee plays in his first career game after John Kitna is injured. He leads the Cowboys to their fist lead of the game with less than two minutes to play, but the defense fails to respond and allows the Cards a last second field goal.

Week 16…Cowboys finish their disappointing season with 14-13 victory over the Eagles, who played mostly backup players. Jason Witten scored with less than a minute to play. But it was DeMarcus Ware who showed that he had no quit in him. Ware finished the game with three sacks and also recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown.

Comments
  1. It wasn’t the best season, that’s for sure, but I think it ended on a high note. After the way it started, I think that’s all we could hope for! Dez was a definite high spot of the season! I think Jason Garrett will do a great job as head coach and I’m already looking forward to next season! :)

  2. Stephen

    Actually, it was the Cowboys 51st season, but, no, it certainly wasn’t what we expected…I too am looking forward to the future.

    • You beat me to it, Stephen.

      I think it’s karma — Jerry should have celebrated the Cowboys 50th season last year like fans everywhere told him. But being pig-headed like he is, he didn’t want to take the spotlight off the opening of his precious Jerry-World.

      Well, karma’s a bitch, ain’t it Jerry?

      • Stephen

        You nailed it, Fred!