It is almost painful to listen to so many "fans" whine. Whine after losses, whine after wins, whine in the Bye week. Whine all off-season. Its to the point there should be 1 sticked thread for Jerry hate. Another for Garrett hate. No one with any defense for them allowed at all. Just allow the hate and whine to flow there unfettered. It's never friggin ending. Dallas has become the anti-bandwagon team. The team for people who love to complain. So... to balance the scales how about let's look at what is going right. As I look at the standings Dallas is 5-4 and in 1st place in the NFCE by a game and a half. That's good. They've scored the 2nd most points in the NFL. Yes, SECOND. They've allowed 209 points which is the lowest total in the NFCE and amongst the lowest in the NFL of teams who've played 9 games. They are 3-1 at home and have been handling home field. They are undefeated in divisional play. More impressively they are 5-1 in the conference. So the first two tie-breakers look awfully good. They've beaten the divisional foes by an average of 11 points. They have 4 losses but 2 of those are by 1 point. They went toe to toe with Denver who is widely expected to be the AFC top overall seed and SB representative. The special teams has been excellent and rates as the league's top unit according to Football Outsiders. The injury list is long but we've also found 5 or 6 CHEAP players we expected next to nothing of this year. George Selvie, Nick Hayden, Heath, Beasley, Wilcox and a few more. These guys bring down the cost of running the team versus the salary cap for the future. The front office has become quite adept at adding players from other practice squads or off the street. The rookie class has been a sensational value already. Tony Romo is throwing for 283 yards a game and has 20 TDs with only 6 INTs. His rating is the 2nd highest of his career and he is on pace for right at his career high in TD passes while producing amongst the lowest INT and turnover rates of his career. In short he has been massively effective. Dez Bryant is without a doubt a top 5 WR in this league and ascending. Sean Lee was just locked up to a long-term deal then immediately followed with outstanding play and a defensive player of the week honor. DeMarcus Ware returns this week and goes against a Saints team where he made his biggest mark in a game he basically took from Drew Brees. Maybe even better new is Ware is only 3rd on the team in sacks this year. As good a pressure guy as he is he returns to merely add to Hatcher and Selvie not have to carry the load by himself. And the schedule looks pretty darn rosy. Only one team would be favored over Dallas if the game were played today. New Orleans. Chicago and GB are down to back up QBs and the rest of the teams are simply abysmal. You get the 3 division games which again we own round 1 by an average 11 points then Oakland and GB at home. The hardest game left on the schedule is this week. But win or lose Dallas comes out of this in good position to make the playoffs and host a game for only the third time in a decade plus.