We are all thrilled to be sitting at 6-2. Most critics and even most Cowboy fans didn’t anticipate to be sitting here even if Prescott had remained healthy. 2022 was expected by most to be more of a retooling season with hopes of possibly contending for division and playoffs.
We had hopes our defense would emerge but had much concern over the loss of starters on OL and receiving corps reduced all due to Cap moves. Then throw in losing Tyron and starting a Rookie at LT, Daks injury all set this season up for a total flop. But here we are feeling pretty darn good at 6-2.
Looking ahead we have two tough road games following at Green Bay and Minnesota which should tell us more about where this team is. Packers are unexpectedly struggling at 3-5 while Rodgers is healthy. Last time they had a losing season without their future HOF QB missing games it cost McCarthy his job.
So I don’t look for GB and Rodgers to fold up the tent just yet. And we are a prime opponent for them to get well on. And then there’s the Vikings who with the 2nd best record in NFC are playing well under their new HC. Always a tough out up there . I’d say a split in these two games would be a victory but falling to 6-4 heading home for NY could bring about some mighty concerns .
If we could win these next 2 and gobble up NY on Thanksgiving then I’m not sure anyone else is there to slow us until we travel to Tennessee and Egirls come flying in for Christmas Eve.
And why these next two difficult road games could set the tone for second half of the season and where it takes this Cowboys team now with much higher sites than it had to begin the season.