Cowboys 8-and-1 Record Means A Lot

Lets face it, prior to the season opener it was an unlikely scenario that the Cowboys would be eight and one. After all Terry Glenn would be out with injury, Terrence Newman was out with injury, Greg Ellis still wasn’t ready to play, a rookie offensive coordinator was calling the offense, and who knew what Wade Phillips would bring, the Cowboys were destined to have a mediocre season. Weren’t they?

Instead the Cowboys are tied for first in the NFC in record, and has even been bumped to second on a lot of power rankings due to the Colts loss to the Chargers this past Sunday. They are the second highest scoring offense in the NFL and only three teams this season were able to score more than 20 points on the Cowboys this season; that being the Giants in game one, the Patriots, and the Bills.

Who knew the Cowboys would do so will this season? Had they of made that bet just prior to the beginning of the season they could be very well be on their way to becoming a rich man or woman, but I regress. This 8-1 record means a lot more to the Cowboys than likely even the guy who bet his life savings on them.

The last time the Cowboys went 8-1 they won Super Bowl XXX that very same year. More significantly that means the Cowboys haven’t had such a great start to a season in over a decade. That 8 and 1 record also gives the Cowboys sole control over the NFC East, since they now have essentially a three game lead over the NFC East.

The record also means the Cowboys will not finish the season with a losing record. They at the worse, which would mean a catastrophic melt down, would finish 8-8 which would mean dropping all of the next seven games. That would mean losing to the Redskins twice, the Eagles once, the Packers, the Jets and the Lions. While there are no guarantees in the NFL, I would venture to say the Cowboys are strong enough to beat at least three of those teams handedly. As for the other two teams being the Packers and the Lions could prove troublesome for the Cowboys.


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