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.