I’m selling! You buying?
Your Dallas Cowboys are 3 up and 3 down after six games in the 2012 NFL season. The Cowboys beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in a less-than-riveting game and by a hardly-impressive margin.
Final score: Cowboys, 19–14.
So, what does this mean about your team?
Well, it is hard to say.
It may mean that they are likely exactly what they appear to be: a middle-of-the-pack, .500 team. Average, at best.
If your glasses are rose-tinted, you might say, “Hey! It is a win and in the NFL, a win is a win.”
And I would agree. Any way you can get a win is a good way to win in this league.
But if you are thinking the narrow 31–29 loss to the Ravens the week before, which could and should have been an even narrower win, is a moral victory, then you are saying a lot about your team. The best NFL team in Texas right now elected not to settle for a moral victory and put an old-fashioned thrashing on those same Ravens. The Texans manhandled the same team that the Cowboys ran...