ARLINGTON, Texas It hasn't been the case often this season, but the Cowboys found a way to play their best football in the fourth quarter Sunday night. They scored 21 points during that 15-minute stretch and outlasted the division rival Philadelphia Eagles 38-33.
Here are my five thoughts on the Cowboys improving to 6-6 on the year.
1.) The Cowboys have not traditionally played well in December under Tony Romo. The Cowboys quarterback, who improved to 9-13 during the month, took advantage of all of his weapons Sunday night against the Eagles. Romo was nearly flawless, finishing 22-of-27 for 303 yards and three touchdowns, and that's still despite a below average offensive line. The Cowboys playoff window is small, but to keep it open, Romo has to play at the same mistake-free level he did in front of a national TV audience at Cowboys Stadium. It's fitting that he set the team's franchise touchdown passing record in this game.
2.) It's hard to believe Doug Free is going to be one...