Sunday night the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins to become champs of the NFC East. Who would of thunk it, right? Washington starting a rookie QB. And the Cowboys? Well, let's delve into that a little bit.
A month ago, Dallas was given no chance. None. Nada. And here we are with a win-or-go-home game. Playoff berth on the line. How?
This middle of the defense (NT, ILB and S) has been pulling guys out of the stands just in order to fill out the roster, what with all the injuries. The offensive line has been atrocious, injured and held together with baling wire and duct tape. The stud RB and WR have been injured and/or in fantasy land.
Smoke and mirrors? Coaching? Resiliency? A combination of all that? Maybe. Whatever it is, this team has somehow held it all together and put themselves in position to make the post season.
For all the Tony Romo detractors out there, which there are many and we admittedly are not among, you have to admit that some of those wins turn into to losses without that guy behind center. Especially when the O-line is sieve-like at times.
Rob Ryan has somehow kept the defense viable despite all the injuries, giving the offense a chance to win those games when it mattered most.
Could Dallas have put themselves in a better position by playing better early in the season, before they turned into a MASH unit? Sure. But all that matters now is Sunday night. Cowboys and Redskins. Something is just right about that. Be sure an tune in.