The Morning After: Cowboys 20, Dolphins 19 (7-4)
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 03:06:00 -0500
How different is this Jason Garrett-coached Dallas Cowboys team from teams that have preceded it? Perhaps, as the Cowboys have dragged themselves to win in two very "lose-able" scenarios these last 5 days, we have had some light shed on that interrogative.
There are certainly many similarities to the Wade Phillips' teams that have come before it. Mistakes are a bit too plentiful. Talent is a bit too scarce. Turnovers make things more difficult than they should be. Stops at the moment of truth are not always around. Heck, even the go-to move of the last decade of Cowboys football - 12 men on the field - is alive and well.
This is not a team that is going to threaten the 1972 Dolphins in the quest for football perfection without a substantial facelift in many areas.