1. Dallas Cowboys (7-5): It’s not just that the Cowboys laid down against the Cardinals in an important game that could have generated some breathing room atop the division, it’s that they laid down, had the game won, yet somehow still managed to lose.
Jason Garrett summoned his inner Marty Mornhinweg in his team’s dreadful loss to the Cardinals last week. With the game on the line, Garrett chose to ice his kicker on what would’ve been a game-winning field goal, a move unprecedented in its stupidity, save for Mornhinweg’s outrageous decision to take the wind in overtime in a 2002 overtime loss to the Bears.
What’s more, Garrett decided to throw cold water on an explosive Dallas ground game, calling for quarterback Tony Romo to attempt 42 passes, while Godsend rookie running back DeMarco Murray carried only 12 times for 38 yards.
It’s been that type of season in the NFC East. Dallas isn’t a good football team. Stupid coaching decisions, inconsistent play, and a leaky defense have ...