How Disappointing Are The Dallas Cowboys?
Before the start of the 2010 NFL season, everyone was clamoring about the super talented Dallas Cowboys. But now, after falling to 1-4 with a loss to the Minnesota Vikings, it might be time to call the Cowboys a bust.
When the Cowboys drafted Dez Bryant to go along with a talented offense that features Felix Jones, Miles Austin, Tony Romo, Marion Barber and Jason Witten, it was assumed Dallas would smash through the NFC and jockey for a Super Bowl birth. Nobody saw them going 1-4 with this much talent. They are looking up at the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles who are both 4-2 as they dwell in the bottom of the NFC East cellar.
What’s going on here?
Well, again the Cowboys outplayed their opponents in the stat sheet but completely blew it on the field by allowing penalties and big plays to kill them time and time again. Last week a fourth quarter Titans kickoff return for a touchdown spelled their demise. This week they allowed the Vikings Percy Harvin to waltz into the endzone to open the first half while seeing Pro Bowl wideout Miles Austin commit a boneheaded offensive pass interference play to negate a touchdown in the first half.
Yes, these Cowboys are imploding. They are killing themselves in every single game. The talent is there, the mental game is not. Every single game they’ve lost has been by seven points or less. You could call it a bad shake of the dice, but if you look closely, every game is one the Cowboys should have won yet blew with one mistake after another.
So is it time to stick a fork in the Dallas Cowboys 2010 season? Some will say that there’s still three-quarters of a season to go. However, a 1-4 start in a super competitive division just doesn’t look good regardless of talent. Sure, they could reel off nine in a row in a perfect world. But with teams such as the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and two games against both the division leading Giants and Eagles still on the schedule, it’s not looking good for Tony Romo and company.
I’ll be one of many to say that it’s a wrap on the Cowboys season and dare them to prove me wrong.