Our beloved cowboys loss less than 3 hours ago, and going on this website is just depressing. I'm seriously thinking about calling sbnation and having them put the majority of the users of this website on suicide watch. Let's take a look back at the game and have some perspective.
Was this loss a bad loss? Yes I would have to say it was a bad loss, but we all know when ever Dallas comes to Arizona wild things always happen. To be honest with you this game scared me and I felt it was a game to could go either way. Is this loss the end of the world no? Dallas still controls their own destiny if they take care of business next week they will be 8-5 heading into the Tampa Game with a 2 game lead with 3 to go. While this is a bad loss this isn't the end of the world.
Alot of people are going to look back at the game and assign blame to different people. While the secondary didn't play great today I shake my head when I read the posts that our secondary is awful. Does Dallas has the best secondary no by no means at best their secondary is average. That being said the Defense only allowed 13 points in regulation and stopped the cardinals their last 2 possessions in regulation to give the offense a chance to win the game. The defense could have played better today no doubt, but ask anyone around the league normally if you give up 13 points in regulation you are going to win the vast majority of your games. The offense didn't look great today and you have to give credit to the Arizona defense they have a talented front 7 and they gave the offensive line fits today. That being said you have to find a way to score more than 13 points if you want to win consistently in the NFL.
Last but not least people are going to be complaining about Jason Garrett's timeout from now until 8:30 est next Sunday. (If the Cowboys lose next Sunday some of these irrational fans will come up with another reason to blame JG) Garrett took a timeout it wasn't his call but Boniol's and Joe D's. They apparently saw something they didn't like. I don't want to get into whether Garrett should have overruled them or not. I will say this as a coach you have to trust other coaches on your staff and listen to their input. You just can't overrule them all of the time. There has to be a certain level of trust with any team. Coaches have to trust coaches and players have to trust players. From time to time mistakes will be made, and today it happened. You know something though that's life though.
To end this today was a tough loss, but on Any Given Sunday you can win or lose? But can can you win or lose like a man. I think the Cowboys kept their dignity in defeat. I just wish some of my fellow cowboys fans would handle defeat a little better. The true test is how you bounce back. Teams that have character bounce back and handle adversity well. This cowboys team has done this all year. I believe they will bounce back because I just see something different about this team that I didn't see in years past.