Nobody likes being 4-4. But recall that the first time Tom Brady took the Pats to the Superbowl, they were 4-4 eight games through. Despite all the mistakes and miscues, we outplayed Washington on the road and were in position to win with a fairly easy field goal. And the kick was straight. We're an easy Colombo block from 5-3. So let's not discard all of the positives. First and foremost, Tony Romo was great. Hit throw after throw, wasn't flustered by the blitz. If this guy can remain the cool customer he has been in his first two starts, he becomes a serious weapon. And our receivers seem to have no problem getting open, when they decide to catch the ball. Add that to Julius Jones and an increasingly impressive MBIII, and offensively I think we are a tough team to stop. While many have been hard on the defense, I think they did a great job shutting down Clinton Portis, which was my biggest worry coming into the game. They gave up a few passes here and there, but not much through the air. Brunell threw for less than 200 yards, and his biggest pass of the day was a garbage time throw to Cooley at the end of the half. Penalties were bad. No excuse. But at least its correctable. I thought that, other than silly mistakes, our level of play was high. Against a fired up rival, at home, coming off a bye. I think that with the way Romo is playing, and with our defense as stingy as it has been, we are a tough matchup for whoever we play. All we need is to get hot, and pick up a few wins in a row. We all hoped we could hit that streak now. But if, after the Giant game, you told me we could come out of the 3 game road trip 2-1, I'd have taken it. Now its up to us to take care of business in AZ, and try to build some momentum for Indy at home. I understand if nobody wants to celebrate a loss -- my only point is that its not all bad. There's alot to build on here. And, guess what? If the season ended today, the last NFC team in the playoffs would be -- you guessed it -- 4-4. If we play the back half of this season like I think we're capable of, there's no goal that we had coming into this season that we can't reach. So, today wasn't so bad after all.