Cowboys Take Their Mediocrity to the Top in NFC Least
Tony Romo is truly thankful at Thanksgiving. He likes it so much that he wishes every game was on played on Thanksgiving.
The Dallas quarterback is now an impressive 6-1 in games he's started on those occasions.
The latest notch in his saddle came yesterday, as the Cowboys rallied to down the Oakland Raiders, 31-24.
The Raiders started off with a quick score 12 seconds into the game, courtesy of a fumbled opening kickoff for the Cowboys. Oakland recovered the ball and returned it for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. The Cowboys, though, kept their composure and it paid off, with DeMarco Murray scoring a 2-yard touchdown later in the quarter.
That's when the Raiders took control, scoring 14 straight points on two 1-yard touchdown runs from Rashad Jennings.
Things looked bleak for the Cowboys. Their offense was stagnate to but it mildly. The Raiders were dominating plays while the Cowboys couldn't get anything going.
But Romo's unexpected version of Thanksgiving dinner -- delivered by IV at halftime -- seemed to re-energize the Boys. The tide quickly turned, and suddenly it was the Raiders whose offense went cold. They were shut out until the waning moments of the game.
The win was exactly what the Cowboys' needed, rather than Jerry Jones's ego. They are now sitting atop the NFC Least with a 7-5 record. And it flatters to deceive.