We are reaching that point in the week where last weekend’s game fades into the background as next weekend’s game takes center stage and as happy as am with the Falcons win, I’m beginning to worry that the Cowboys are heading into a classic, “trap” game.
They just beat a team that most considered to be in the top 3 to 5 in the NFC before last weekend, (how could they not feel good about that victory and want to pat themselves on the back) and waiting for them on Nov. 8 is a long awaited rematch with the Eagles, the team that so graciously ended the Cowboys’ season last year with perhaps the worst defeat I’ve seen (44-6) since the ’85 Bears beat them 44-0. The Cowboys have got to be chopping at the bit to get back on the field against those guys and exact some revenge (not to mention that the very real possibility exists that first place in the division could be on the line as both teams could realistically be 5-2 heading into that contest). In between these two big games lies a match with the Seahawks; a team the Cowboys should mop the floor with (much like they did last Thanksgiving) but a team that can be very dangerous if not taken seriously.
Coming off their bye the Seahawks have had two full weeks to prepare for this game which gives them plenty of time to put together a solid game plan for the Cowboys. Of note, teams coming off the bye are 8-4 so far this year and some of those wins have been rather decisive.