LAST year the Eagles were running away with the division before we stumbled and ultimately fumbled the division away to a Cowboys team that was more lucky than good. The Cowchips finished 12-4 to our 10-6, but it would seem that no one has much respect for what they did last year, because everyone knows that it had more to do with us losing than it did with them winning. The Cowboys just aren’t good enough be this divisions stars.
The NFL has released the schedule, and on each team’s schedule page is a preview story with a headline. What’s funny is that taken together the Eagles headline make us look like the team that won last year, while the Cowboys headline suggests an almost remedial aspect to it. It seems that like me, the NFL knows the Cowboys are on the way down. (I made a point of leaving the address bars in the picture so you can go where I was and see what I saw.)
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that the Cowboys season last year was a fluke. In fact I think they went 12-4 partly because they played a smarter brand of football. It just wouldn’t have been good enough if we didn’t screw up near the end. They did enough to be in a position to get that lucky bounce when we gifted the division to them. However, the Cowboys have ripped out the engine that powered them, and now simply don’t have the parts to do what they need to, in order to win the East again.
I hope Cowboys fans enjoyed last year, because for them, it’s picnic time again.