Cowboys Headed in The Right Direction

Even though the Cowboys went into their bye week at 3-2 and coming off of a win against the Chiefs, there were many people questioning the Cowboys’ ability to play at a high level from game to game. However, last week when the Cowboys disposed of the Atlanta Falcons, the ‘Boys looked as though they had turned a corner. This week’s destruction of Seattle confirmed that turn, at least for now.

Seattle Seahawks v Dallas Cowboys

Against Seattle, although the passing game was far from perfect, it was very effective. Romo spread the ball around to 10 different targets, including much maligned Roy Williams for a touchdown. With everybody getting the ball, except for the Seattle defense of course, Seattle had no chance of stopping this high-powered offense.

(Tony Romo has played his best football in a while, as he has gone 3 games without throwing an interception, and he has established Miles Austin as a true number one target and replacement for Terrell Owens. Overall, Romo looks more comfortable, and he is using his legs better to help him gain an advantage over opposing defenses).

The running game was once again not as great as it was early on in the season, but it hasn’t proven costly as Romo has improved considerably, and Patrick Crayton has shown that he belongs as a punt returner. Crayton, against Seattle, had his second punt return touchdown in as many weeks, joining ”Bullet” Bob Hayes as the only Cowboy to accomplish that feat.

The defense was strong yet again for the Cowboys as they had 3 sacks of Matt Hasselbeck. One of those sacks was by DeMarcus Ware, who has come to life in the last few games, recording 5 sacks in the last 3 games. This after being shut out with 0 sacks in the first 4 games. Also, Terence Newman and Bradie James each forced fumbles that were recovered by the Cowboys. With the Cowboys playing harder on defense, teams are going to have a harder time moving the ball against Dallas. It is the key that makes this team the best that it could be.

With the Cowboys clicking offensively and defensively, this team is headed in the right direction if they want to beat a team like Philly this upcoming week. The last time the ‘Boys played at the Linc, their season ended in a 44-6 massacre. I am sure this team will have that in the back of their minds, and it should fuel them positively as they prepare for the challenge ahead of them this week.


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