It's not even November, but have the Cowboys already reached a must-win game?
Based on the team's 2-3 start and what lies ahead after Sunday's game at Carolina, the Cowboys definitely need to start making some hay.
The Panthers are just 1-4 and this is not a case of their record being deceiving. Carolina has holes everywhere. The Cowboys need to exploit them.
Of course, the Cowboys took advantage of Baltimore's weaknesses last week and still found a way to lose.
"You need to win the games when you do certain things well," quarterback Tony Romo said. "We didn't do that."
You also need to win games you're supposed to win. The Cowboys haven't done a great job of that over the last few seasons. Lately, they've seemed to play up to the level of good teams like the Giants and down to bad teams like Tampa Bay.
Rollercoaster efforts lead to rollercoaster seasons. The win-lose-win-lose trend does nothing to build momentum, chemistry or unity.
Currently, the Cowboys are on a two-game l...