After years of being mediocre the Dallas Cowboys have finally gotten over the hump. The years of being 6-10, 8-8, 8-8 and 8-8 are finally behind us.
There is no such thing as “December woes” when speaking of the 2014 Dallas Cowboys.
There aren’t any questions in regards to Jason Garrett being the head coach or if Tony Romo is good enough to be the starting quarterback.
There also isn’t any talk on whether or not Jerry Jones should step down as the GM for the Dallas Cowboys.
The only question or questions that are being asked this time around are about the Cowboys being legitimate Superbowl contenders. Nothing more and nothing less.
This season the Cowboys have changed their style of play drastically.
They are no longer the team that looks to put up points on the board and outscore the opposition. They no longer play conservative and timid. Rarely do these Cowboys come out playing soft.
The Boys are now more about imposing their will. They look to control the time of possession. They dictate how the game is played. And when things get tough they still show heart and play hard.
Because of the change in philosophy as well as mentality the Cowboys have done a 180.
They’ve changed things that hampered them in the past that led to the 8-8 finishes which in return, has led them to winning the NFC East as well as having a chance to be at the top of the NFC.
Sitting at 11-4 (tied for #1 in the NFC) the Cowboys have become a force to be reckoned with.
They can win on the road in tough environments. (7-0 on the road.) They can run the ball just as good as anyone as well as air it out. They dominate the time of possession. They force turnovers. They contain high-powered offenses (Saints-Bears-Colts-Eagles).
The only thing the Cowboys have a problem doing is rushing the passer; which in recent weeks hasn’t been much of a problem.
This Dallas Cowboys team is a threat. And arguably the most complete team in the whole NFC.
Teams no longer push them over and dictate what’s going to happen. Those days have ended. The Dallas Cowboys have graduated from being boys, to being men.