Len Pasquarelli has written a great article over at ESPN.com stating how the Cowboys have great momentum heading towards the playoffs. The confidence the Cowboys have in themselves right now is so strong, it was overflowing from the visitor's locker room at the Meadowlands Sunday night.
Just as important, you could see the manifestation of unbridled confidence, perhaps momentum's most critical byproduct at this juncture of any NFL season. And you could sense that the momentum that's being amassed by the Cowboys, as they roll through the second half of the campaign and head toward the playoffs, is a commodity that could propel coach Bill Parcells' team deep into the Super Bowl derby.
The game against the Giants would typically be the kind that the Cowboys used to always lose in the past several years and break our hearts, but there is something different about this team. Since Romo took over 6 games ago, everyone on the team has confidence in each other and no matter what adversity they encounter during the course of the game, they know they will somehow win the game.
"What's great about what we have going on here right now is that there is so much faith we're going to do whatever it takes," James said on Sunday evening. "Some team is going to have to bring its A-game to beat us because we feel good about ourselves. I mean, we've got a lot of faith in each other, as we keep moving forward."
And a lot of momentum, too, born of that faith.
In his first law of motion, which essentially deals with momentum, Newton states that bodies in a state of motion tend to remain in that motion unless an outside force is applied. If the last few weeks are any kind of indication, it's going to take a mighty outside force to knock the Cowboys from their current path. This is a team that believes in itself, and is building positive reinforcement on a weekly basis, and that's the kind of political capital that sells well in the NFL.
I believe Tony Romo changed the chemistry of this team to believing they can go all the way and I really don't see any team in the NFC that will stand in their way.