Why The Cowboys Can't Win in December?

Jacob DuttonContributor IDecember 7, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06:  Head coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys talks with Tony Romo #9 against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on December 6, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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It has been the same the last three years. The Cowboys start off to what looks to be a super bowl contending team. At some points, they even look to be unstoppable. Then December rolls around. A month that is usually filled with joy and cheer for most people, turns out to be pain and agony for America's Team.

 This raises a very huge question. "Why?" Why do the 'boys fall apart so late in the season? There is simply one answer. Leadership. The one thing that teams thrive on, the Cowboys lack. There are two people that can be at fault for this. The quarterback and the head coach.

Sure, Tony Romo is a great example of how the quarterback position should be played. He has the ability to elude the rush, while always looking up-fieldand trying to find the open receiver. There is no doubt in my mind that Romo can win games. But is he the guy to lead America's Team back to Super Bowl glory? At times, the answer is yes. But his inability to win big games plays a major role in doubting his abilities.

Wade Phillips. This man was practically worshiped as a god after the 2007 regular season. The 13-3 record made some fans think this was the team that was going to take them to the Super Bowl. With home-field advantage, the 'Boys still managed to lose to the Giants in the playoffs. Does Phillips strive for the big picture?

Even the most dedicated Cowboys fan has to ask the question. When will the Cowboys win in December? If this season ends like last season, the Cowboys could be in for some major changes for the 2010 season.