This is silly. This is silly. This is really discomforting. When we lose, the world says "I told you so". When we win, we didnt win by enough. Now all the sudden we are soft, and Wade's not a good enough coach, and Brian Stewart needs to be fired, and Tony Romo's overrated, and Terence Newman is a waste of money because he's hurt again. I'm from the hood, but this makes me wanna go Chris Crocker and make a "Leave the Cowboys Alone" youtube video.
I have never seen a team more scrutinized over every little detaill. The Cowboys are 4-1 people. 4-1!! Do we have to put up 500 yards of offense, and allow 150 every week for all the fans to be satisfied and for the team to be validated in the eyes of the media. I think Pacman put it best when he said "They get paid too." WE ARE NOT GONNA CRUSH EVERYBODY, EVERY WEEK! WE ARE NOT GONNA BE SHARP EVERY WEEK!
What do we gain by blowing out teams in week 5, or week 7? NOTHING. Do you want them to peak now? We've read that book before. Let's steamroll everything in our way until December and then fall apart. If we are still playing this way week 13, 14, I will be concerned. But for now, I think that the Cowboys being involved in meaningful, perhaps even back against the wall games in the final quarter of the season is a good thing. I even think it would be a good thing if we didnt have a first round bye, or even a home playoff game at all. The last two seasons this team has looked to be quite a bit more sharp on the road. They take on that underdog mentality and they just play tougher.
To be honest, I dont care if we beat the Bengals or Rams by 5 or 50. A win is hay in the barn. And we need to get as much hay in the barn as we can before this backloaded schedule gets into the ugly part. If we survive that gauntlet, we will be ready for the postseason.
Romo needs to cut down on the picks. The secondary needs to tighten the screws. The entire defense needs to tackle better. The special teams need to get right. And Jason Garrett needs to find a way to get the ball to T.O. in space. Sounds like a lot of problems, but we are still winning games, and we have about two months to really get our act together.