It's been a pretty bad week around Valley Ranch. The Cowboys are the punchline of the NFL season right now thanks to their mix of undisciplined play, excuse making and general cluelessness when it comes to fixing the problems that have caused four losses in their first five games.
All the doom and gloom is justified, but it's not a particularly enjoyable way to go through life. Who wants to feel bad about a team all the time, especially when there's still so much of the season left in front of us. There's plenty of time to feel bad, so let's take a little time to find some things to feel good about the Cowboys this weekend.
They Won't Ruin It By Losing - One nice benefit of the Monday night game is that the whole weekend won't be ruined by the Cowboys. It's hard to sit around all of Saturday and Sunday morning waiting for the Cowboys to kick off and then have to sit and watch them stomp on your heart one more time. Now you can enjoy time with the family, run some errands and even make dinner plans on Sunday night without having the time off from work or school ruined by illegal celebrations or third down interceptions. Mondays suck so the Cowboys game can only make for a pleasurable end. If the Rangers manage to win a game and head to the World Series, then all the better.
Dez Bryant Is Panning Out - Drafting in the Jerry Jones era has been a spotty affair to say the least, but it looks like the surgically enhanced one has hit on a winner with Dezzie. He's a big play threat on punt returns and his combination of size and speed are perfect for attacking defenses in the modern NFL. The Cowboys will have a dangerous offense as long as Bryant, Miles Austin, Jason Witten and the next guy on our list are sharing the field.
Roy Williams' Resurrection - We've been over this already this week, but the most hated Cowboy hasn't done anything but produce since the start of the 2010 season. While we are still trying to figure out just why the cosmic scales don't allow a productive Williams and a winning Cowboys team to exist at the same time, we're also enjoying the chance to see the guy that the Cowboys thought they were getting back in 2008.
DeMarcus Ware Is Still Really, Really Good - Rome may be smoldering all around him, but no one is going to accuse of Ware of sitting by and fiddling while it does. He hasn't had a bad game yet this season and the way he change the tenor of games in a heartbeat is a big reason why you can't totally count out the Cowboys despite their miserable start to the season.
It ain't much, but it's better than spending a whole weekend crying your eyes out about everything that's wrong with the Cowboys. And if things don't get any better on Monday night, then you can go back to being angry and we'll spend this time next week discussing Cowboys-related Halloween outfits.
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