Dallas Cowboys: The real Cowboys need to stand up

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Jaylon Smith #54 and the Dallas Cowboys defense celebrate a fumble recovery against the Jacksonville Jaguars at AT&T Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Jaylon Smith #54 and the Dallas Cowboys defense celebrate a fumble recovery against the Jacksonville Jaguars at AT&T Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys shocked the Jacksonville Jaguars with a dominating 40-7 victory. But with such a lopsided and unexpected win, was this an illusion or a sign of good things to come?

Just like I predicted to fellow Dallas Cowboys fans on social media and at the local barbershop, the Cowboys upset the defensive-minded Jacksonville Jaguars to get back to .500.

I told anyone that would listen that the Cowboys more often than not upset superior teams when they’re the underdogs.

So basically, the Cowboys beating the Jags was no surprise to me, not in the very least. Heck, if you’re a big time Cowboys fan, and watched their games over the years, you’ve seen this team win games they were not supposed to win plenty of times.

Do yo remember when Dallas beat the defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks in Seattle back 2014? See, what I mean!

In the past, you’ve seen Dallas do the opposite and lose games it was supposed to win. Although I picked Dallas to beat the Jags, I didn’t expect a blowout. I was totally shocked, baffled, confused, and perplexed with the entire team (let’s hope the Jags are real contenders and not pretenders).

Because of the Dallas Cowboys convincing beatdown of the Jags, all I ask is will the real Dallas team please stand up?

As much as Dallas needed that win, everyone wants to know if that’s the real team moving forward.

Or are the Cowboys the anemic offensive team that lost to the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, and to their in-state rival, Houston Texans?

What about the Dallas team that defeated the evil New York Giants in dominerring fashion? What about the one that beat the Detroit Lions in a come from behind victory with a walk-off game winning field goal?

There are Dallas fans who couldn’t enjoy the win over the Jags because they’re afraid of this team disappointing them in the next game with a lackluster offensive performance, low-level coaching, and Dak Prescott and his receivers not being on the same page.

I want to know which Dallas team will show up against the hated Washington Redskins on Sunday’s Fox NFL Game of the week. See, if Dallas is going to be a run first, defensively dominant team moving forward and win like they did on Sunday, then so be it.

But as long the Cowboys know their true identity as a football team then they can win the division and maybe make some noise in the playoffs.

However, if Dallas is going to play like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, then this team will win five or six games and be in line for a top-10 lottery pick (best believe the front office will look to draft Oregon’s top-rated quarterback Justin Herbert).

The win over the Jags was beyond perplexing for several reasons. First of all, the Jags have the top rated defense in the league, boasts the best young defensive back in the league in Jalen Ramsey, has an outstanding secondary, and the Jags pass defense ranked as one of the best in the league.

With so many positives for the Jags on the defensive side of the ball, the Cowboys negatives offensively, lined up perfectly for the Jags to take advantage.

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In other words, Dallas’ boring and stagnant offense stood no chance against the Jags elite defense.

Instead of Dallas losing and going 2-4, this up and down offense attacked the Jags defense like it stole its lunch money. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott ran through the Jags front seven like practice dummies. Cole Beasley ran precise routes on the Jags secondary like it was a coaching session and also scored two touchdowns in the process.

Impressed? Absolutely! Wonder where was this stellar and high explosive offense against the Panthers, Seahawks, and Texans? We’re all wondering the same thing: Was this game a fluke?

Fluke or not, Dallas plays a Redskins team on Sunday that is an identical match to them in terms of upsetting teams when least expected. The Skins won a surprising game against the Panthers in which the Skins were the clear cut underdogs.

Just like Dallas’ surprising win over the Jags, no one predicted a victory for the Skins, either. And with first place rights in the division on the line, the Skins are the early favorites to win on Sunday.

Trust me, Washington is just as confident as Dallas right now, so this game between bitter rivals might come down to the final seconds. Or it could be a blow out, like the one against the Jags.

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Let’s hope Big D destroys another defense and silences the hapless Skins because it is time for the real Dallas Cowboys to show up!

  • Published on 10/18/2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Last updated at 10/18/2018 at 07:16 AM