Monday, November 1, 2010

With pride off the table, what is left for Dallas to play for?

While watching the game on Sunday night between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints, NBC took the time to preview next week's contest between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. In their promo they said that Dallas would be playing for pride, an obvious oversight on their part as any pride Dallas may have had was washed away by the career performance by David Garrard earlier in the day. One of the worst things that can happen to a team is for them to read and believe what is being written about them, and Dallas has been guilty of this all season. They foolishly believed the hype that they were the NFC favorites and has a great chance to play in the Super Bowl on their home field, and perhaps worse for Cowboys fans, they listened this week to all the experts tell them that their season was over with the injury to Tony Romo (which was probably true, but you can't believe that if you are a player). The question is, where do they go from here? Does Jerry finally usher Wade Phillips out the door?

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