Cowboys on the outside looking in
Four games back in the NFC East Division and two games adrift in the Wild Card, the Dallas Cowboys face the real possibility of not making the postseason this campaign.
Losers of three in a row to the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Chargers, the Cowboys effectively saved their season, at least for one week, with a 38-14 victory over the Washington Redskins last time out.
Quarterback Dak Prescott completed 11-of-22 for 102 yards and two touchdowns at the AT & T Stadium in Arlington, but the star of the show was running back Alfred Morris who gained 127 yards on 27 carries and one score.
Originally drafted by the Redskins, 1213.00 to win Super Bowl LII, in the sixth round in 2012, Morris has stepped into the void created by the absence of Ezekiel Elliott.
Should the former FAU star continue to perform in the remaining games of the regular campaign, starting Sunday against the New York Giants, then Dallas become an interesting late entrant into the Wild Card race.
There is, however, no room for error down the stretch with the visit to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ followed by games against the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles.
Seattle are one of two teams at 8-4, the other being the Carolina Panthers, and a win by the Cowboys would give Dallas an important potential tiebreaker. However, the fact remains that the Cowboys remain a long shot to make the playoffs and need just about everything to go their way down the stretch to even reasonably entertain such an outcome.
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