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Cowboys Still Have Something to Play For

After the Green Bay Packers lost to the Bears Sunday to give the Cowboys home field throughout the playoffs, I thought for sure that would mean the Cowboys would rest all their starters in the final week of the regular season. After hearing Wade Phillips’ Monday press conference, however, I am not so sure.

The Cowboys won the NFC East, they got a first round bye, they even have home field advantage, what is left in this game could you possibly want to play for? How about a 14 and 2 record? A 14-2 record may not seem like much at first glimpse, not with the Patriots threatening to go undefeated with just one game left in the season, but it would set a franchise record for most wins in the regular season.

This season has been a record setting season for the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo has set a new franchise record for most touch down passes in a season and also most passing yards in a single season for the Cowboys, Terrell Owens has set a franchise record for most TD passes caught, and the Cowboys going 12-1 marks the best start for a season for the Cowboys.

As fellow Cowboys Gab writer and also Cowboys Gab senior editor, David Quinn, correctly pointed out to me earlier, the 1992 Cowboys were the first to a 13-3 record. A loss against the Redskins would only tie that.

Wade Phillips, however, in his Monday press conference made it clear that is another record he would really like for his team to have. He also stated and reiterated throughout the press conference that he believes his team has as much to play for this week as it did last week. That said, he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of sitting any of his starters, but says they will be playing the Redskins to win.

Wade Phillips may just be towing the company line right now. I don’t think I have ever heard a coach say the next game meant nothing and they will play it that way, but for some reason I tend to believe he may want to add on another franchise record to his success as a Dallas Cowboys head coach.

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One Response to “Cowboys Still Have Something to Play For”

  1. luis says:

    why don’t you turn the stadium into a Dallas Cowboys museum instead of tearing it down.

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