Who dat say dey gonna beat them saints? Not the Cowboys. Sorry guys, the Cowboys team you’ve watched the last two weeks is much improved that’s true. However, It’s a long shot the Cowboys beat the defending Super Bowl Champions on Thursday.
We can’t rely on Kitna doing another 30-yard scramble. We can’t rely on Bryan McCann defying odds and once again changing a game. We certainly can’t rely on Marion Barber to be efficient with his carries, and I’m fairly certain we can’t rely on Alan Ball and the Dallas Secondary to shut down this Saints passing attack.
So if we can’t rely on any of those things what hope do we have?
My hope is there every Sunday and this is why it’s been restored:
Jason Garrett has gone from interim head coach to head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the matter of two weeks. Not because he won 2 games but because of the presence he brings to the organization. For the first time in 10 years (besides Parcells) we have a disciplinarian who understands the steps that need to be taken to have a disciplined football team who can execute on and off the field.
You may or may not like Jason Garrett but you’re going to have to learn to accept him as this teams coach. I fully expect that Jerry will continue his continuity theme and keep Garrett not just for next year but I think we can expect to see a 5-7 year tenure unless he completely tanks out.
The second reason for hope? How about the rookie Dez Bryant? With Kitna in, Bryant will always be a red-zone nightmare. Those two have developed an obvious rapport that’s allowing Dez Bryant to grow into a legitimate NFL receiver.
Suddenly, comparisons of Dez to Michael Irvin don’t’ sound so crazy. Dez has really started showing up, in his last game he has 3 touchdowns and in his last six games he has 6. It might now show it on the depth chart but the Cowboys have two number 1 wide receivers and one of them is not named Roy.
Dez Bryants talents as a receiver hardly justify the comparisons to Irvin. It’s the presence he brings, the fact that no matter where Dez Bryant is he needs to be accounted for because he’s a playmaker waiting for his chance.
So hope? There is some. Hope lies solely in the presence of two the emerging Cowboys personalities. We’re 3-7 so we’ve got nothing to lose, how about the Boys give us a good Turkey Day?