Dallas Cowboys December Debacle: 3-D Glasses Can't Hide the Pain

Eddie DzurillaCorrespondent IDecember 15, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 13:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys passed out 3-D glasses to the over 90,000 fans in attendance at Jerry World this Sunday.

Apparently, when you look through them, Wade Phillips is slim and handsome, the offense uses a little imagination when faced with 1st-and-goal, and looking at Jerry Jones does not cause instant nausea.

Unfortunately for them, the game was played with the glasses off. It looks like the beginning of the end for the Cowboys' season, as the cold winds of December blow another collapse through Arlington, Tex.

Against San Diego, it seemed like Phillips and his merry crew of henchmen were trying to lose.

With 1st-and-goal on the four-yard line right before the half, Dallas called four consecutive straight dives right up the middle—and were stuffed four consecutive times.

This is the sort of play calling one utilizes when they are in command of a high school team—one that has a big advantage in terms of size versus their opponent.

But, earth to Wade—this is the NFL.

They’re all big, fast, and strong.

And the team you’re playing has just won seven in a row.

What, pray Jesus, were ya thinking?

Well, at 8-5, the Cowboys NEED to win at least one more to guarantee a playoff spot.

The vote here is that they just do not have the cojones to do it.

They start with a road game next week against an undefeated New Orleans team.

Maybe they can invoke the voodoo of Marie Laveau, but the odds here are the Saints don’t just beat, but paste them.

Next, another road game against a Redskins team that is far from the league elite this year.

But at that point, the Cowboys will be reeling.

Plus on the road.

Against a team that would just love to knock their butts out of the playoff picture.

My call is the Skins beat them in a close one.

Which brings us to the grand finale—a home game against Philadelphia.

Remember last year?

With the playoffs on the line, the 'Boys responded...with a 44-6 loss against the Eagles.

Philly looked good against the Giants this week and appear to be peaking into form for a playoff run.

Final prediction—they beat the 'Boys by two scores.

There you have it, another 8-8 season and December debacle from the guys who wear the star.

See ya later, Wade—it’s been nice knowin’ ya.