The Dallas Cowboys Must Continue the Trend of Winning at Home

By rodneygray
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After yet another let down on the road against the Chicago Bears, the Dallas Cowboys return home where wins have been easier to find.

With Sean Lee still recovering from a neck injury, a little home cooking is just what the Cowboys need. Lee is one of the NFL‘s most productive linebackers and without him the Cowboys will find it extremely difficult this week against the Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys home field has seen plenty excitement this season with the Cowboys averaging 34 points in A&T Stadium. The lowest scoring effort the Cowboys have had this year at home was their 27-23 win against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Cowboys only allow 25 points per game at home and currently have a 5-1 record at home so far this year. Two of the Cowboys’ last three games are at home and with the Cowboys battling for their playoff lives they are going to need every advantage that they can get if they hope to make the playoffs. With the Carolina Panthers at 9-4 and the San Francisco 49ers 9-4 the Cowboys would most likely need to win out in order to win both the division and a spot in the playoffs.

After watching the majority of the NFC-East struggle in the early part of the season the Cowboys now find themselves battling for their playoff lives.  Sunday’s home game against the Packers will be a game that the Cowboys just can’t afford to lose. Period. With the Philadelphia Eagles coming into Dallas on the last game of the season in two weeks the Cowboys must focus on the task at hand and beat the Packers at home. AT&T stadium has been kind to the Cowboys for most of the season and if Dallas hopes to have another game after Week 17, beating both the Packers and Eagles at home will need to happen first.

Rodney Gray Jr. is a Dallas Cowboys writer for Follow him on Twitter @AGuyNameRodknee, “Like” him on Facebook or add to him to your network on Google.

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