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Mark Maske
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Mark Maske

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How 'Bout Them Cowboys?


Don't forget about the Cowboys.

They were everyone's Super Bowl pick three games into the season.

Then they lost a couple games with Tony Romo still in the lineup. Romo broke his pinkie. The Cowboys lost a couple more games. Terrell Owens starting saying the things that Terrell Owens says, and everyone wrote the Cowboys off.

Including me.

I didn't think that Romo's return would be the cure-all that the Cowboys were hoping it would be.
But they've won two straight games with him back in the lineup, and I always like to say that if you fix your quarterback position in this league you fix a lot of things on your team. There are so many offensive options on this team with Marion Barber to run the ball and Owens, Roy Williams and Jason Witten to catch it. The defense can be good.
The Giants are the best team in football and the clear-cut Super Bowl favorite in the NFC. But if they stumble, the Cowboys just might be the team most ready to take advantage.

By Mark Maske  |  November 25, 2008; 5:07 PM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The Cowboy's record is already inflated. I will never understand why people are so eager to jump on the Cowboy's bandwagon. They lost four in a row, barely managed to sneak past the Redskins, and then earned a big win over the 49ers, a team that is mediocre at best. Now you imagine they are superbowl material??? Nothing could be more predictable, more disappointing, or more misguided. The Giants will not fail, so to a certain degree the discussion is moot. But IF the Giants DO slip, the Redskins will take the East. The Cowboys will be lucky to get a wildcard spot. And even if they do, count on them to extend their post-season losing streak.

Posted by: kuato | November 26, 2008 8:32 AM

Almost everything KUATO says about Dallas applies at least as much to Washington. Their records are identical. They split head to head. Washington has outscored opponents 201-199 through 11 games. The largest margin of victory was only 8 points, over Detroit, the worst team in the entire league. They lost to the Rams. They have failed to score more than 29 points on any team. They are at least as dependent on Portis as Dallas is on Romo, maybe even more so. They have lost two of the last three and are likely to lose the next two as well. No game is easy for this team, they never blow anybody out, and they are constantly one or two injuries (Portis, Moss) away from being done.

Posted by: kguy1 | November 26, 2008 10:06 AM

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