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The Cowboys Play Stupid And Win

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Brandon Carr of the Kansas City Chiefs breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys.

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I'm not trying to be a mean guy when I write this, but it's the truth.

The Dallas Cowboys play stupid football.  They won in overtime against one of the NFL's bottom feeders, Kansas City, but the 3-2 record the Cowboys have is deceiving.

The Cowboys have yet to beat a team that owned a win the day they played them.  They gave KC ten points today off turnovers and found a way to escape 26-20.

This is not bash against them.  It's the truth.

Four fumbles, two were lost.  13 penalties.  In one drive the Cowboys had four offsides calls on the defense and KC was able to kick a field goal.

I blame head coach Wade Phillips.  Stupid football keeps teams from going to the playoffs.  The Cowboys have too much talent to keep playing without discipline week in and week out.

I wish I could say the mistakes would be addressed in the bye week, but this is Wade Phillips.  He's just happy to win games and refuses to every point a finger at his players. 

He should start with the offensive line: Flozell Adams got hit with three false starts and and a holding call.  One of his false starts made a 1st and goal at the 9 yard line, a 1st and goal at the 14 yard line and the Cowboys  ended up having to kick a field goal.

Andre Gurode had a fumbled snap and a false start.  The fumble lead to a KC touchdown.

Marc Colombo had a false start. 

Kyle Kosier's holding call wiped out a Marion Barber run to the 7-yard line and instead of a first and goal the team would settle for a field goal attempt in which Nick Folk missed.

The Cowboys brought back Hudson Houck to be the offensive line coach and I must say his group has been very disappointing this year when it comes to playing smart football.

On 3rd down and 26, Alan Ball, tried to take Chiefs wide receiver Bobby Wade's head off and got hit with a personal foul.  While Ball jumped around acting like he was the next Jack Tatum, the Chiefs got a fresh set of downs and would have scored on a field goal, but Jay Ratliff blocked the attempt.   Lucky for Ball, his penalty didn't lead to points.

KC has a terrible offense, but they drove 74-yards for a game tying touchdown in 1:52.  Mike Jenkins had coverage on Dewayne Bowe, but still the Chiefs best receiver was wide open for a 16 yard score on 4th down.  I'm scratching my head on that one.

I could go on....but the stupid plays will do the Cowboys in against Atlanta in two weeks. 

Wade Phillips would be wise to correct the mistakes, but I won't hold my breath.  All he wants to say is, "The bottom line is winning".

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