With the regular season now in the books, the focus does start to shift towards the offseason.
But before we get there, let’s go back to the 2012 regular season, where the Cowboys finished 8-8. It was a rollercoaster of a season with lots of ups and downs, twists and turns.
The staff writers of DallasCowboys.com – Rowan Kavner, Nick Eatman, Bryan Broaddus and Jonathan Auping - were on hand for every moment. So let’s go through the season and find out what we learned from each game.
Game 9 – Philadelphia:
The Cowboys travelled to face the Eagles with both teams sitting at 3 – 5. A loss by either team would surly end any real hope that they might have had for the playoffs. It was a stretch of games where the Cowboys had not done a very good job of finishing games, matter of fact, the last four had come down to either the offense having to put points on the board late or the defense failing to making a stop to give them a chance to score , with only the Carolina game being one where they were able to get both. Against the Eagles this was going to come down to who had more mental toughness because both teams were really evenly matched. What we learned as this game wore on, that this Cowboys squad was mentally tough because they were able to find through the ups and downs of the game for the season saving victory. – Bryan Broaddus
Game 10 – Cleveland:
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Game 11 – Washington:
On Thanksgiving anyone who hadn’t quite bought into the hype about Robert Griffin III learned that he was in fact the real deal. More specifically relating to the Cowboys, we learned that the Dallas’ defense, which was already missing a number of players due to injuries, was just not good enough to contain an offense with a top-notch quarterback and a good game plan. Griffin was able to post a 131.8 passer rating while throwing four touchdowns and one interception. Alfred Morris also posted 131 yards rushing and a touchdown, which we would later learn was a sign of things to come at the end of the season. On a more positive note,
Game 12 – Philadelphia:
At this point, we had been seeing the growth of