Dallas Cowboys: A December To Remember!

Rory KingContributor IDecember 28, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19:  (R-L) Safety Ken Hamlin #26 and cornerbacks Alan Ball #20 and Mike Jenkins #21 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrate a defensive play against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Despite all of the previous December woes for the Dallas Cowboys they have found a way to make an impact on the NFL through excellent play.


The month of December began as usual for the Cowboys. Games they should of won, but found a way to lose. All of the NFL pundits were spelling true doom for the Cowboys. They were also calling for the end of the Wade Phillips era in Big D. But only the true Dallas fans believed that this may be the year.

Two games into December, Dallas was looking to be set up for another big December disappointment. Then with the cool headed play of star Tony Romo, the Dallas cowboys were looking like legit playoff contenders.

Dallas should have beaten the New York Giants but could not pull it off. Then they held the high scoring Chargers to a low 20 points, but could not find the gusto to eke out the W. The Cowboys December trends were looking to hold true, and out of the cloud of dust and debris came the Dallas Cowboys storming back for more. Only this time they were not on the short end of the stick.

The New Orleans Saints were touting how they circled this game on the calendar. Drew Brees said they were ready. The pundits had their eulogies ready. But as it turned out it was going to be New Orlean's funeral. In the loudest Super-dome ever the game was on. Everyone up to this point was talking about how Tony Romo, and the Dallas Cowboys could not win the big games. Well they were proved wrong, dead wrong.

Dallas came into this game knowing what was on the line. They knew that everyone had counted them out. Wade Phillips told his team and the media that the only way they were going to end the Saints unbeaten streak was by perfect play. Perfect is what they were. Not the previously perfect Saints. Dallas punched the Saints right in the mouth, and pulled some teeth while they were at it.

They had something to prove, and they still do. The game against the Redskins was another sign that they are ready to break the trends. The Redskins may not be a good team, but they are a hated rival and rivalry games tend to be closer than any others. But the Cowboys were not about to allow the 4-10 redskins play spoiler. Dallas went into to Washington and literally  pummeled the Skins into the ground.

Dallas will make the Playoffs this year, and if the Boy's keep playing this stellar type of ball, there will be no way the Eagles will win in Big D, not with the Division on the line. The Cowboys will continue to ride the momentum from the victory in New Orleans all the way to Miami