The Dallas Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East, and the Philadelphia Eagles are fluttering. The Cowboys have already beaten the Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants are 1-6. The Cowboys are in the position to win the division easily and possibly make some noise in the playoffs.
DeMarco Murray may come back from injury sooner than originally thought. Terrance Williams continues to develop. The Cowboys are in position to potentially nab the No. 1 seed in the NFC East.
Sunday’s game against the Eagles was ugly to say the least. Thankfully for Cowboys Nation, both ugly wins and blowout wins count the same. For the first time in years, the NFC East is the Cowboys’ to lose. Whether or not the Cowboys chose to seize the moment and continue to to win completely depends on their ability to overcome some key injuries.
Three key players for the Cowboys going forward have been sidelined with a vast array of injuries. DeMarcus Ware, Miles Austin, and DeMarco Murray all have missed time this season with injuries. Even though the Cowboys managed to beat a spiraling Eagles team, going forward, some of these injuries may prove too much for the Cowboys to overcome. Tony Romo will have to take care of the football in the upcoming weeks that features some tough road opponents. The Cowboys travel to Ford Field Sunday and after a home game against the Minnesota Vikings, they travel to New Orleans to play the New Orleans Saints. Needless to say, the next few weeks are crucial to the Cowboys’ playoff hopes, as well as playoff positioning.
The Cowboys’ schedule does not get any easier going forward. The Cowboys have to play both the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears in the month of December. They also face a Redskins’ team that will feature a vastly different Robert Griffin III at FedEx field.
With little room for failure going forward, if Cowboys can survive these next couple of weeks going into their Week 11 bye, they can make a final push for the top spot of the NFC and make sure the road to Super Bowl XLVIII has to go through Jerry World.