The Dallas Cowboys Look to Keep Their playoff Hopes Alive in Washington Sunday
By Bryan Houston and Matthew Postins
Despite their inexplicable loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys (7-7) still control their own playoff destiny if they defeat Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins (3-11) Sunday in our nation’s capital. Sunday will mark the third week in a row the Cowboys will face a backup quarterback, and after being thwarted by the Chicago Bears Josh McCown and Packers backup Matt Flynn the last two games, can the Cowboys reverse the trend of losing to teams second string signal callers? Can the much maligned Cowboys defense stop Cousins and running back Alfred Morris, who has rushed for 1125 yards this season?
On the offensive side of the ball, can Bill Callahan, Jason Garrett and Tony Romo put together a game and carry it out without refusing to run the football if the situation demands it? Will the Cowboys be able to once again pick themselves up off the mat to compete for a chance to face the Eagles the final week of the season in winner take all for the NFC East crown and a first round home game in the playoffs?
If so, is this season considered a success or is change imminent s=despite what happens the rest of the way this season? All eyes in the NFL will be on the Dallas Cowboys and how they respond to the hostile criticism the team has received for their head scratching play calling that cost them the game against green Bay. Will Dallas finally rise to the occasion in a crucial game or will we see the same thing we have seen from Romo, Garrett and the Cowboys in these games that can define a team as a winner or just another also ran in today’s mediocre NFL.