Game 13 – at Chicago:
Personally, I think the debacle in Chicago taught us exactly how low this defense could sink.
Game 14 – Green Bay:
Done. Finished. Wrapped up. Any and all of these words and phrases could have described the Packers at halftime here, but they would all be wrong. Of all the bitter, close, late losses the Cowboys suffered through, this had to be the worst. What the Cowboys and their fans learned, after squandering a 23-point halftime lead against an offense using backup quarterback Matt Flynn, is that with this defense and the pass-heavy play-calling under basically all circumstances, no lead is safe or insurmountable. Despite
Game 15 – at Washington:
We learned once again, Tony Romo is one of the toughest players this team has seen in a long time. Dealing with a back injury for most of the day, Romo re-tweaked it on a crucial third-down pass in which he spun out of would-be sack and converted the first and then went on to lead the Cowboys to two scoring drives, including the game-winner in the clutch. Romo being diagnosed with a herniated disk that needed surgery just a few days later should give further proof of his toughness and dedication to his team … We also learned Orlando Scandrick can be just as effective sometimes as
Game 16 – Philadelphia:
For the third consecutive season for Jason Garrett and his squad, it was a winner-take-all game with the NFC East on the line. Leading up to the game, there were plenty of media members who believed Monte Kiffin and his Cowboys defense would be run out of the stadium by a high-powered Eagles offense led by Nick Foles. Initially it did not look good, but the group managed to rally and hold things together, and as the game wore on, the better the defense played. There were several three and outs, five sacks and a goal line stand for a group that, coming into the game, was viewed as a liability.