Things have been very different for the Cowboys this season as opposed to last, but one thing remains the same 13 weeks in.
The Dallas Cowboys dominated Week 13 in the NFC East.
This past week was good to the Cowboys, especially within their division:
- Cowboys- win over the Redskins.
- Redskins- loss to the Cowboys.
- Giants- loss to the Raiders.
- Eagles- loss to the Seahawks.
These are the best weeks, aren’t they? When the Cowboys turn out to be only winners from the East?
Okay, we must acknowledge that if the Eagles won, it would have been better for the Cowboys’ playoff chances. But it’s the Eagles, so even when they lose when we want them to win, it’s sort of a win.
It’s been a long time sincesuch a week has existed, does anyone have a guess? (I’ll continue to stall while you think, remember the title, or scroll back up, I’m done).
The last time that the Cowboys were the lone victor in the NFC East? Week 13, of 2016.
The Dallas Cowboys were the lone team from the NFC East to win a game this week, Week 13 of 2017.— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) December 4, 2017
The last time this was true was exactly one year ago, Week 13 of 2016.
This time last year the Cowboys were coming off of a Thursday Night Football win sporting their color rush uniforms, against the Minnesota Vikings. New York lost in Pittsburgh, Washington lost in Arizona, and Philadelphia lost at Cincinnati.
Football in general is obviously a game of such immense skill, but occasionally (as Sunday showed) it’s a game and experience of breaks and bounces. A lot of those just haven’t gone the Cowboys way this season.
Late in the season things are looking up-ish for the Cowboys. Anthony Hitchens, Tyron Smith, and Dan Bailey are all back and playing like themselves. Sean Lee and Ezekiel Elliott’s returns are on the horizon. Playoff hope is bigger today than last week.
Hopefully some of those Week 13 vibes will stick around for a month or two. Maybe. Just maybe.