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Cowboys Have Been Resilient Under Jason Garrett



    Cowboys Have Been Resilient Under Jason Garrett
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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 23: head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys reacts in the in the second quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    Two words describe the Cowboys under head coach Jason Garrett: Mediocre. Resilient.

    In a season in which just a month ago some were calling the Cowboys the best team in the NFC, they now need a heaping dose of the latter to avoid again becoming the previous. As in, produce a resilient win against the Bears Thursday or else continue another slide toward .500.

    The good news: Garrett’s Cowboys have been at their best in the game after displaying their worst.

    Since he took over in midseason 2010, Garrett’s Cowboys are an impressive 19-9 after a loss. Even more encouraging, they are 7-3 after a blowout loss of 10+ points. That number includes 2-0 this season, as they rebounded from 11-point losses to the 49ers and Cardinals with victories over the Titans and Jaguars.

    Having lost three of five after the 6-1 start, there’s nothing to suggest the Cowboys are any longer an elite, playoff team. But there’s also strong evidence – even in the wake of the 23-point loss on Thanksgiving – to support them winning Thursday in Chicago.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.