The Philadelphia Eagles Flew, And The Same Old Dallas Cowboys Missed the Playoffs

Matthew Emmons USA Today Sports

Just a few weeks ago, the Dallas Cowboys sat atop of the NFC-East and watched as the Washington RedskinsNew York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles struggle to get above .500.

Fast-Forward to Sunday, the Cowboys saw their postseason hopes and dreams get washed away by a dominant Eagles offense. With a chance to prove the world wrong and finally move beyond mediocrity. the Cowboys failed to step up to the challenge and will now watch the playoffs from the comforts of their homes. After having their playoff destiny in their hands, the Cowboys have left their fans with the familiar taste of disappointment.

The Cowboys just a few weeks ago were in first place in the NFC-East before things started to slowly unraveled. The Cowboys slowly watched their season slip through their hands after they had several opportunities to put the NFC-East in a strangle hold.

The Cowboys finish the year 8-8 and have a lot of questions going forward. With starting quarterback Tony Romo coming off of back surgery as well as an extremely porous defense the Cowboys will have a long off-season ahead of them. Owner Jerry Jones will have to make some tough decisions regarding his coaching staff along with many of the players on his team. After firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan last year, it is quite possible that Monte Kiffin will find himself in the crosshairs this year. It is painfully obvious that the Cowboys need to seriously clean house. Cowboys’ fans have been through this before but after another year of mediocre football it’s high time that Jones look to make some drastic changes to the Cowboys.

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


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