Dallas Cowboys: One game at a time for Cowboys

Leighton Vander Esch #55 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Leighton Vander Esch #55 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys upset the high flying New Orleans Saints and are riding high on a four game winning streak, but the Cowboys are still the underdogs.

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, and depending on how you view them, the Cowboys are either the favorites to win the NFC East or lose it to the pathetic Philadelphia Eagles (HATERS GALORE).

The media and the haters want their cake and want to eat yours, too! What I mean is that only a month ago all of the critics were predicting the Cowboys to finish the season with three to five wins miss the playoffs entirely.

In addition, there were rumors of firing offensive coordinator Scott Linehan during the Cowboys bye week. Of course, head coach Jason Garrett‘s seat was hotter than the sand in the Mojave desert. With the Cowboys sitting in third place with a 3-5 record, the critics had every reason to think this team was finished.

But ever since Dallas has turned it around and won four straight games, the critics still believe this hot team is a FLUKE! Because Dallas isn’t getting its well deserved credit, it must take the same approach during this winning streak and play it one game at a time.

I know its cliche, but in Dallas’ case, it works in their favor and they play better when they’re the underdogs. Let me explain.

Four game winning streak

This is why I say the media and haters want their cake and yours too when it comes to Dallas. Before Dallas faced the Eagles (the first time), Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, and New Orleans Saints, they were the underdogs in all of those games except one, the game against the Skins.

The critics gave every reason imaginable to why Dallas would lose each of those games. Against the Eagles, the critics believed the Eagles were the better team on offense and their defense would stifle Dallas’ running game and make Dak Prescott beat them.

Well Dak and Ezekiel Elliott did beat them, and beat them good.

Dallas goes to 4-5 with the Falcons up next.

In another game where Dallas was expected to lose in dramatic fashion, Dallas shocked the Falcons and held to them 19 points. Dallas avenged an awful loss from the previous season and was making the critics eat crow.

Dallas is now 5-5 with a showdown with the hateful Skins on Thanksgiving Day. the critics aren’t quite sold on Dallas, even though Colt McCoy is quarterbacking the Skins.

Dallas offense is superb as wideout Amari Cooper has his breakout game with 180 receiving yards and two touchdowns, Zeke has a field day and the defense plays really good.

Now Dallas is 6-5 and leading the NFC East, but the high flying Saints are coming to town. Facing the highest scoring team in the NFL, the critics believe the Saints will beat Dallas to the tune of 100-0!

Basically, Dallas will fall back down to earth after this hypothetical beat down from the Saints.

Not so fast.

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Dallas beat down the Saints and completely halted their high scoring offense. The Saints were so arrogant that they went for it on fourth and one at Dallas’ goal line and met their fate, and gave Dallas’ defense all the confidence it needed to pull out one of the best upsets in franchise history.

Dallas hit Saints quarterback so hard throughout the game he was shook. And stellar defensive end Demarcus Lawrence said the defense was going to hit the Saints in the mouth and backed it up.

But the critics still believe Dallas isn’t a legitimate playoff team. Known Cowboys’ hater Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s “First Take” says Dallas is “an accident waiting to happen”. Shannon Sharpe of Fox Sports “Undisputed says similar things as Smith.

But the critics can’t have it both ways. On the one hand, they had all of these reasons why Dallas would lose to the aforementioned teams. But when Dallas beat those teams in convincing fashion, the critics made a thousand excuses of why Dallas isn’t a top team in the NFL.

Next. The old Dak is back. dark

You can’t have it both ways, but that works in Dallas’ favor because they have played each game as if their life depended on it.

And against the Eagles on Sunday, Dallas can do the same thing again, one game at a time. Period!

  • Published on 12/06/2018 at 14:29 PM
  • Last updated at 12/06/2018 at 14:29 PM