Just a few weeks ago the Cowboys were coming off a disappointing loss to the Atlanta Falcons and left with a 3-5 record. But the old saying that winning fixes everything, or in this case, at least starts the process of fixing things, could not be more true.
Suddenly the Cowboys are still a disappointing 4-5, but the home stretch of their schedule looks a lot more palatable and so do their prospects in climbing back into the NFC East.
So, up next for the Cowboys is a young Cleveland Browns team looking to make a name for themselves against a high-profile opponent and looking for a much needed road win. The Browns are mired in another miserable losing season and are trying to deal with ownership changes, coaching rumors and developing some of their younger players.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, are trying to stack consecutive wins for the first time this season after a hard-fought 38-23 victory in Philadelphia last weekend. And if the playoffs are to remain a possibility, then taking care of business at home is paramount for this team. If the Cowboys somehow overlook this game or play down to the level of their competition, they can pretty much kiss the season goodbye
The Browns do present many challenges despite their record of 2-7, and it all starts with that young core of players they are trying to build their franchise with. Let's take a look at the Cowboys' Week 11 opponent and the keys to victory.
It is a victory the Cowboys must have.