Wade Phillips and his Dallas Cowboys woke to a week of holiday hope. With Tampa Bay and Philadelphia both losing their games over the weekend, Dallas has a clear opportunity to squeak into the playoffs. The road leads through Philly, and an absolute must-win season finale.
The Eagles have a candle of hope, but theirs is a much more unlikely scenario. Not only does Donovan McNabb have to defeat Dallas, but every team ahead of them must lose as well. It’s a much less likely scenario. I’ll be interested to see which team comes out more motivated this coming Sunday.
Will Dallas, needing only to win, come out of the gate more motivated, or will the Eagles, facing greater odds, push through the uncertainty and hammer down on the Cows?
We’ll be paying special attention to interviews and comments from Jerry on down to Wade, Tony, and TO this week. What’s going to be the Cowboy’s attitude this time around? Are they foolishly overconfident? Humbly motivated? Or some other bizarre combination?
Dallas needs to dig deep and find whatever that was they showed us in The Meadowlands a couple weeks back. Bring back THAT team. Let’s wipe our slates clean of Baltimore and the humiliating embarrassment that was the last game in Texas Stadium.
This is crunch time like no other. Deserve it or not, Romo will earn the label of playoff failure if he doesn’t pull out a December miracle. Of course, we’re just talking about getting to the playoffs. He’ll still have to win at least one game (probably two) to ultimately avoid the lable. Three seasons in a row of playoff failure is unacceptable to Dallas fans and ownership.
You can be sure that SOMETHING will change if we don’t see some wins.