Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/6/12
IRVING, Texas The Dallas Cowboys have been able to stay afloat over the past month based on an incredibly easy schedule that featured home games against the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. Now, they prepare to face one of the hottest teams in the AFC on the road. The Bengals came out of October with a 3-5 record and it appeared that second-year quarterback Andy Dalton had taken a major step backwards. But head coach Marvin Lewis decided to challenge his quarterback in public and he asked him to stop hanging his head after poor plays. Giants observers probably recall the same thing happening to Eli Manning in 2006. After that season, new general manger Jerry Reese actually talked to Manning about being conscious of how his body language affected his teammates. The Bengals have responded with four consecutive wins and now have a great shot at making the playoffs. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who once had that role for the Cowboys, has transformed the Bengals into ...
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