The Dallas Cowboys have put themselves in a win-or-go-home situation for the second straight season. However, Week 17 of 2013 is far more inconvenient then the Week 17 from 2012. As if the news that Tony Romo would be inactive versus the Philadelphia Eagles due to a back injury wasn’t enough, many Cowboys sources are also doubting that the Cowboys’ best defensive player will be able to give it a go in the season finale.
Sean Lee was a total disrupter the last time the Cowboys played the fast-paced Eagles. In fact, Lee was easily the team’s most important player with a key interception and 11 tackles. Moreover, a depleted Dallas team will likely take the field without its quarterback on both sides of the ball. Unfortunately, nearly all of the Cowboys’ defenders are either back-ups turned starters or free agents that likely wouldn’t be on an NFL roster if not for the Cowboys.
Oh yeah, if that wasn’t bad enough the Cowboys will also be pinned up against the potent Philadelphia offense that is fresh off a 54-point outing that saw not one but two running backs go for over 100 yards on the ground. Needless to say, the Eagles have a golden path to the NFC Playoffs as Chip Kelly now has all of the pressure in the world on his shoulders.