Stop me if you’ve heard this before… “If the Cowboys can get through December with a winning record they should have a shot at the playoffs.” It seems December always poses a problem for the Dallas Cowboys. Some people like to pin all blame on the QB, Tony Romo, but it’s just not that simple. The reality is the entire team is to blame for falling short every December.
Looking ahead to 2014, it’s clear the NFL is not doing the Cowboys any favors. Two of the four teams the Cowboys play in December, are teams that beat the Cowboys last season (the other two are much improved). Three of the four games the Cowboys play in December are on the road. All three of those away games are in outdoor stadiums. All three of those outdoor stadiums have been known to have poor December weather. Two of those cold weather away games are against division rivals with loud and ravenous fans. Two of those cold weather away games are in primetime meaning the crowd will be more ominous than usual. The one home game the Cowboys have is against a 2013 playoff team on the rise: The Indianapolis Colts.
December 4, 8:25PM
December 14, 8:30pm
December 21, 4:25pm
December 28, 1:00pm
With this schedule, the Cowboys could very easily go 0-4 in December. Heck, they could play good football and still go 0-4! All hope is not lost and a lot can change personnel-wise with the draft still to come, but the road looks tough.
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