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Believe In The 'Boys?



    It wasn't a surprise that the Cowboys beat Seattle Sunday 38-17. They were supposed to. What came as a surprise to most of us who endured last year's circus was Dallas' ability to not play down to their level of competition. And beat a weak team the way good teams do.

    One thing is certain during this current three-game win streak: the Cowboys believe.

    Whether it's in head coach Wade Phillips , the "mystique" of the new stadium, each other, whatever, they believe. And while most media dopes railed them after the Kansas City escape, a lot of the players point to that overtime win as the catalyst to their early season success.

    Right now, Tony Romo isn't making mistakes. Right now, after a team opens the game with a long drive, Wade and the defense corrects it. Right now, Patrick Crayton of all people is a threat to take a punt back every week. And right now Monmouth Miles Austin is the hottest receiver in the NFL.

    That paragraph alone should make you wonder 'what in the heck is going on in the football universe?'.

    If we could explain it we would. The only thing to point to is TEAM. This version of the Jerry Jones' trusts each other. There isn't a locker room divided, or pointing fingers. Players aren't coming out and blaming the media.  There is a group of guys that enjoys winning together, and hates losing together.

    I've been on the fence for a while about whether or not I could get behind this team as a legit NFC East threat. Then today I saw the 40-million dollar man Roy Williams struggle again to find a connection Romo. Instead of pouting, sulking, and acting like a baby, the two talked on the sideline and tried to work it out. It ended with a mutual laugh. That's all I needed to see.