Hello, East. Here Come the 'Boys!
As mediocre as the Dallas Cowboys have been at times, they pull out a huge win against the Colts and, if the Jags can upset the Giants Monday night, they'll be in a virtual tie for first.
Of course, I say virtual tie for first because, with a head-to-head win and better division and conference records, the Giants own the tiebreaker. Makes the Washington fiasco look all the worse, doesn't it? I personally started to be upset with the blockers on that last second field goal again. But, then, I realized with the way the self-proclaimed Best Kicker Ever has been performing that field goal was no guarantee. That game may very well have been decided in overtime, which is a fluky enterprise at best.
Despite all that, with the play of Tony the Terrific and the suddenly inspired play of the defense, the Cowboys would be a playoff team if the season ended today.
I know. Mr. Romo was erratic early. Actually, he has a habit of that. There was the one interception. The other near interception. The other interception late people will want to say Dallas was lucky to have brought back by a penalty. Except, if Terry Glenn isn't held, the ball isn't picked off. There's also the early fumble, but QB's don't often get blindsided on step two and a half of a three step drop. But very few close a game the way he does.
And if you've watched the remaining teams on the schedule recently and know the Giants are battling injuries, you know the playoffs, and quite possibly a division title, are on the way. Now, if they can only win once they're there.
In closing, let's be real positive here. The only other teams I've seen make the Colts look like that in recent years have been the Patriots and the Steelers. That seems to be a promising trend.