The good thing about the Dallas Cowboys being on their bye means that they can’t lose this week. The bad thing is that there is nothing to take there minds off of their 49-17 pummeling at the hands of the New Orleans Saints last week.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted that the blowout loss will linger, via 105.3 The Fan:
That was one that will hang with us for a little while, but it’s not the end of the world.
At 5-5, the Cowboys are holding onto the NFC East by the skin of their teeth. They have not looked great against the better teams they have faced this year, and the Philadelphia Eagles, playing well with quarterback Nick Foles under center, could take the lead in the East with a win today. It might not be the end of the world, but the loss to New Orleans was not a good sign, especially for Dallas’ playoff chances, and perhaps head coach Jason Garrett’s job.
“We’ve got things, with this team, that can compete with anybody,” Jones said. “It’s before us if we want to take it. It would be wrong to look at this past weekend and say, ‘That’s it — count us out.’”
The Cowboys can still win the weak NFC East, so they definitely aren’t out of the playoff picture yet. But based on their losses this season, I can’t agree that the Cowboys can compete with anyone. They obviously can’t compete with the Saints, and they’ve already lost to the Detroit Lions. If they d make the playoffs, don’t expect them t go far.