PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles were never a Dream Team beause the salary cap in the NFL prevents such a thing to exist, but they are conisderably better than the Dallas Cowboys. A 34-7 score is pretty convincing.
"We need to get better," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said as he tried so very hard to talk around the fact that that there is a tremendous gap that exists between the Cowboys and the best team in the NFC East, the Eagles. "We've played very good football in our first six games, unfortunately we lost three of those. Tonight we didn't play nearly as well as we have up to this point. We have to get better."
Your Cowboys are now just another 3-4 team, and pretty much have to win their next five games to put themselves in any position of reaching the postseason. Games against the Seahawks, Bills, Redskins, Dolphins and Cardinals is an ideal stretch for a five-game winning streak, but anyone who has watched this team has earned the right to feel that the Cowboys just don't have a 5-0 run in them.
"We gotta play lights out from here on out," Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins said.
I was convinced before this season began the Cowboys could be at the top of the NFL's middle class and squirm into the playoffs. The more the Cowboys play the more I am convinced they are just another middle class team.
They are like most decent teams in this league - capable of good, bad, wretched and brilliant. They are full of solid, good, holes, and wonderfully inconsistent.
They are just good enough to flirt with 10-6, but will likely finish 8-8.
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