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Sunday Funday: Cowboys Gain Ground Without Playing



    Sunday Funday: Cowboys Gain Ground Without Playing
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    ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys on the sidelines during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Sometimes being a couch potato can be good for you.

    Just ask the Cowboys.
    Without playing a game or lifting a finger yesterday their prospects were greatly improved. As in, while they enjoyed their bye weekend every other team in the NFC East lost. Meaning the Cowboys are now 7-3 and tied with the Eagles for the division lead.
    In fact, almost everything went right for the Cowboys over the weekend. Of the seven NFC games that had even a smidge of relativity to the Cowboys, six of them went the right way. The only negative result? A victory by the Bears that keeps their sad season alive and could make Dallas’ visit to Chicago on Dec. 4 a little more daunting.
    Otherwise?  Seahawks lost. Saints lost. Lions lost. Redskins lost. Giants lost. And, of course, Philadelphia got housed in Green Bay to drop it into a tie with the Cowboys with two matchups looming in the next month. Granted, for Wild Card purposes it would have been better for Dallas had the 6-4 49ers lost in New York, but burying the Giants into a 3-7 grave is never a bad thing.
    It was a good Sunday both in the Wild Card and NFC East.
    See, sometimes you can get something for nothing.

    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.