Here we go again. It seems like every year the Dallas Cowboys end up in this exact situation. On the brink of a postseason berth, but as usual the Cowboys lay an egg when it matters most and fail to see the field past Week 17. That seems to be the case again this season after the Chicago Bears not only just beat Dallas, they embarrassed them.
As a Cowboys’ fan, I’m sure I’m not the only one who got excited watching DeMarco Murray run Dallas right down the field on their first possession which concluded with a Tony Romo to Dez Bryant hookup for six. Well following a very brief 14-14 tie, the Bears ran away with the game and it quite frankly wasn’t pretty for Dallas.
The one thing that is certain, this loss is not Romo’s fault. The passing game was slacking, but Tony finished the game with no turnovers. In actuality, the entire offense wasn’t to blame because the rushing attack of Murray and company accounted for right around 200 yards. If the well-documented December doldrums continue this season, the defense will likely be where the finger needs to be pointed.
The Tampa 2 defense went out of style years ago and the fact that Monte Kiffin continues to try and use it during this day and age of the NFL has done nothing but make the Cowboys’ defensive personnel look absolutely terrible this entire season.
After seeing the result tonight, the Philadelphia Eagles are sitting pretty right now. With Philly leading Dallas by a game for the NFC East division lead, there are no signs pointing in the direction of the Cowboys catching the Eagles. Dallas still has a chance at a postseason berth, but tonight’s loss makes their chances that much slimmer.
Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant Sports.com: “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org