You might want to read this blog closely because with the way the NFC is shaping up, it’s getting more confusing and complicated by the day, starting with the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants. They traveled to Cincinnati this past Sunday and took on my fantasy player, QB Any Dalton, who gave them the business with FOUR touchdowns. The Bengals beat the Giants 31-13. I am not sure IF the Cowboys knew their arch rivals had lost before they played, but if they did, beating the Eagles was even sweeter.
The Cowboys went into Philadelphia facing once again a “must needed win.” The winner of this game still has a chance to not only make the playoffs but to also win the NFC East. With the Giants losing to the Bengals, the Cowboys have now closed to within a game and a half of the Super Bowl Champions. However Dallas still needs to finish strong with the remainder of their schedule and for God’s sake cut down on the penalties, thirteen in Sunday’s game.
Here’s the remaining schedule for the Cowboys and how I think they’ll finish against their opponents.
Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cleveland has never played in the billion dollar home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys fans won’t be a factor in this game. Most of them will probably be in Victoria’s Secret watching the dancing girls or hanging out in the bars because Dallas should win this game. RIGHT? The Browns started off losing four games in a row but have managed to hang with every team so far, except the Giants who beat them 27-41. Their defense held the Chargers to just two field goals for the win. They’ve beaten the Chargers and a very good Bengals team who manhandled the Giants. The Cowboys will win but the Browns aren’t exactly a reflection of their 2-7, record. Left wagging their tails! Cowboys!
Washington Redskins @ Dallas (Thanksgiving Day) I learned in high school from my driver’s education teacher, “Don’t ever assume.” Although the Redskins are 3-6, don’t assume with this rivalry the Redskins will come in to Dallas rolling over. This will be RG3’s first game against the Dallas Cowboy and boy would he like to give his team not only a victory on the road but leave the Cowboys looking like turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. Cowboys SCALP the Skins! Cowboys!
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas, The Eagles wings may have been clipped with the loss to the Cowboys in their first meeting but don’t expect them to let the Cowboys soar to another victory. No matter the players, these two teams know each other well with the series dating back to September 30th, 1960, two months before I was born. There have been 103 meetings with the Cowboys leading the series, 57-46. Get your brooms out Cowboy fans; Dallas will do unto Philly what they did unto us last year! SWEEP!!! Cowboys!
Cowboys @ Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals have faith in Andy Dalton but are not sure if his offensive line can keep him from feeling the pressure of DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff. BUT Cincinnati did something that even the Cowboys couldn’t do the last time they met the Giants, WIN. Cincinnati manhandled the Giants 31-13 and gave them their second loss in a row by capitalizing on two interceptions by Eli. Andy Dalton had a career high four touchdown passes to four different receivers. Cowboy fans may not like this, but there is a good chance Dallas could return to their roller coaster ways this game. Tony Romo needs to have a flawless game with no picks, but that may be wishful thinking. Eye of the Tiger! Bengals!
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Dallas The “all time” series between the Cowboys and the Steelers istied at 15-15. These two teams go all the way back to the some of the greatest Super Bowls ever played. The Steelers lead that series 2-1 and have won ONE more Super Bowl than Dallas and more recently in 2008. Their fans are loyal, and they travel well. This is another team that won’t be intimidated coming into Dallas’s stadium or by our fans because they’ll have just as many as the Cowboys. Watch out for the “Terrible Towels”, Cowboy fans. The Steelers are at 6-3 and a game behind the Ravens. Big Ben did suffer a separated shoulder last night against the Chiefs, so not sure how long he’ll be out. If he makes it back in time for the Cowboy’s game, Dallas will have a big task on their hands. We’ll need to borrow their ”Terrible Towels” to wipe the tears! Steelers!
New Orleans Saints @ Dallas, “Who Dat Nation” will be rolling into Dallas with a great fan base and looking to add to their win column. After a slow start and back to back losses, the Saints are now 4-5. They also did something Dallas couldn’t do, well Dallas could have if they hadn’t shot themselves in the foot in the fourth quarter, beat the undefeated Falcons 31-27. The Saints “probably” won’t make the playoffs but they can sure spoil any team that has a chance. Drew Brees is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL who has thrown for over 2,500 yards so far this season. Therefore, you can’t count him or this team out of the mix. His desire to win and to help his team still makes the Saints a dangerous team. They’re hot right now winning their last two games. The Saints will be marching out of Dallas with an L! Cowboys!
Dallas Cowboys @ Redskins, if RG3 doesn’t get it done in Dallas you can best believe he’ll be circling the next time they play the Cowboys and looking to split the series. Despite Griffin reviving the Redskins almost dead fan base and giving them a new sense of hope, the Redskins won’t beat the Cowboys this season. The Cowboys will ride back to Dallas on their “steel horse” with another sweep of a division nemesis, Redskins. Hail to the Cowboys! Cowboys!!!
I have the Cowboys finishing 9-7, and missing the playoffs but there is also the chance with a 9-7, record and as wacky as the NFC EAST is, the Cowboys could do like the Giants did last year and run the table. For now, I will continue to “keep hope alive.” After all as a Cowboys fan, that’s all we can do. After reading this article, feel free to post your predictions Cowboy fans!