Here's why the Cowboys will fall to 1-4
01:10 AM CDT on Sunday, October 17, 2010
Column by JEAN-JACQUES TAYLOR / The Dallas Morning News | firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVING – Well, it doesn't really get more desperate than this for your Cowboys.
Somehow, a quarter of the way into the season, the Cowboys already have found themselves playing what's virtually a playoff elimination game against Minnesota.
The Cowboys have no one to blame but themselves.
These Cowboys play sloppy, mistake-filled games that give the football gods no alternative other than to treat them like heathens.
Now, they must travel to Minnesota, the site of last year's playoff debacle. The Vikings won, 34-3, for those of you lucky enough to have shoved the memory of that embarrassing performance deep into your subconscious.
There is no logical reason to think Dallas will return home with something other than their fourth loss in five games.
Fans and other assorted pom pom wavers are entitled to disagree. They're supposed to cling to hope. Their devotion demands they have faith.
Reality, however, says the Cowboys won't force enough turnovers – they have zero in their three losses – to slow down an offense that features Randy Moss , Percy Harvin, Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre.
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