After the crushing loss to the Eagles Jerry Jones promised change, and change there has been with the release of veterans such as: Terrell Owens and Greg Ellis. Troubled players such as Tank Johnson and Adam 'Pacman' Jones were also let go.
With the release of the 2009 Cowboys schedule we can begin to speculate on how many wins the cowboys will have.
I am going to add to these speculations by adding my own opinion of how many wins the Cowboys will have this season.
Week 1: @ Tampa Bay
Last year we were able to beat the Bucs' with our backup QB and since then they have released key key veterans I'm going with...W
Week 2: New York Giants
After Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg last year the Giants went into a downward spiral, and due to his pending legal problems he has since been released. This means Eli does not have a legit number one receiver to throw to.
They have a strong running attack though, but I still believe with this game being played at home, that the 'Boys will pull out a...W
Week 3: Carolina
My personal opinion of Jake Delhomme is that he cracks under pressure, and the Cowboys led in sacks last year (59). This, I believe will be the key here if Delhomme is kept under constant pressure and our offense runs smoothly this should be an easy...W
Week 4: @ Denver
With the loss of their QB (Jay Cutler) and still with a shoddy defense I believe this will be a hands down...W
Week 5: @ Kansas City
Kansas City has certainly made some upgrades in quarterback and at the linebacker position, but with a terrible offensive line, I believe Matt Cassell is going to be spending most of his time on his back, which will result in a...W
Week 6: Bye
Week 7: Atlanta
I believe that with the offensive weapons Atlanta possesses that they will be able to put a lot of points up on the board. With a defense that can shine at times we will be lost at what to do, and this will result in a...L
Week 8: Seattle
Even though Seattle has upgraded their WR corp with T.J. Housmandzadeh and used their first draft pick on LB Aaron Curry. But, I still believe that their secondary is very young and has a lot to prove, which will be the key here and will result in a close game but a...W
Week 9: @ Philadelphia
The Eagles are going to be one of the toughest teams not just in the NFC but in the NFL to beat, and with home field advantage I believe that the Eagles will cause a...L
Week 10: @ Green Bay
I believe that the Packers are going to have a turn-around from their 6-10 season last year, but even with that said, I still believe the Cowboys have enough offensive firepower to result in a...W
Week 11: Washington
Even with huge free agent signing of Albert Haynesworth I don't believe the Redskins are going to be that much better of a team. They have an aging running back, a QB who dropped off terribly at the end of last season, and their starting safety ( LaRon Landry) might not be on the team by then.
With all this said I believe the Cowboys will play well and come away with a...W
Week 12: Oakland
As long as Al Davis is the owner, this team is never going to take off and play as well as they should. Because of this, I have no doubt in my mind that the 'Boys should come away with a...W
Week 13: @ New York
By now I think that the Giants will of gotten things together and will become a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, I don't believe the 'Boys will be ready for this resulting in a...L
Week 14: San Diego
With this team's high powered offense, and the return of Shawn Merriman and a possibly healthy LT, this should be one of the greatest games of the season. I have this nagging feeling it will go into overtime and the 'Boys might not be able to hold on resulting in a...L
Week 15: @ New Orleans
I believe that the Saints defense will get better this year but not by enough to stop the 'Boys from putting up some big numbers on the board. Also, the Saints will not be able to put up enough, which will result in a...W
Week 16: @ Washington
I still firmly believe that this is not going to be Washington's year and that the Cowboys will go into Fedex Field and cause an uproar with a great...W
Week 17: Philadelphia
After last years 44-6 destruction of the Cowboys, I think Dallas is going to go into this game with the mindset that they cannot and will not lose. I believe this will pay off and that Dallas will win a close and tough game.
So that is it. I do believe the Cowboys will go 12-and-4 and get another playoff birth. I'm not sure or am going to speculate about what will happen after that, but I do believe this will be a good year for them.
Thanks and go 'Boys!