I believe we've arrived at the nexus of the season, this five-game gauntlet lying directly in our path. And I think this season will take a dramatic uptick or downturn in the process. I just don't feel a 2-3 or 3-2 stretch coming. I think it'll be 1-4 or 4-1 coming out of the Philly game in five weeks. This team feels like it wants to implode or explode, one way or the other. That makes it ultra critical for the Cowboys to find a way to beat the one NFL team it's never beaten in Baltimore on Sunday. The Ravens aren't the Ravens anymore. Yes, they're good, but in an entirely different way. Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are showing their age, the run defense is shaky, and the best pass rusher is out for the season most likely. The mighty Baltimore defense is there to be had. On the contrary, the offensive is much more explosive, not relying on the run game nearly as much. Frankly, it can't with the defensive struggles. The Cowboys MUST figure out a way to get this game, or I see a steep slide to 3-6, which would basically end the season in early November. Another game like the last three, and the finger-pointing and mailing-in will begin. But back-to-back wins headed into the New York game could be the launching pad for the resurrection of this franchise we're waiting for (which I don't honestly think happens until 2013).