Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts after getting sacked in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. The Packers beat the Cowboys 37-36. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Another Nightmare December Awaits the Cowboys in 2014


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.

Week 14

December 4, 8:25PM

At Chicago

 

Week 15

December 14, 8:30pm

At Philadelphia

 

Week 16

December 21, 4:25pm

Indianapolis

 

Week 17

December 28, 1:00pm

At Washington

 

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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  • Jack Farguson

    Reid, You are trying to tell fortunes and you probably don’t have a license. First of all, who knows how much those teams you refer to improved! Sometimes the addition of a new player doesn’t work out that well. Since we haven’t even made it to the draft who knows how good the Cowboys will be, not to mention the other teams in the mix. I haven’t even mentioned the injury bug. Hopefully it will move away from Dallas. Maybe New York, Washington, or Philly will get to host that guest this year. Could even be Indy. Lets don’t count our team out before they even start playing. I don’t know about you but I’m hoping for a better and healthier team this year. The fact is the last two years Dallas started off strong, then the injury bug hit and they declined greatly. Maybe even if they are not quite as strong a lack of injuries due to younger players helps them stay the course throughout the season.

  • Earl Robertson

    Just seemed like the NFL does this on purpose, probably true how they try to screw Al Davis and now the next Al Davis