Cowboys Don't Send Off Texas Stadium With a Bang

Aaron LiebmanAnalyst IDecember 20, 2008

As we all know, or at least those of us who actually get NFL Network know, Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens was the last game in its history.  They honored the past by having old veterans and hall of famers on the field, probably to inspire and rub off some of their talent on the current team. 

If that was the case, then the old veterans either must not have been willing to share, or just were not able to transfer it.  It was a close game, but the Cowboys were unable to stop the Ravens running game.  Check that.  The Ravens actually broke off so many long runs for touchdowns that the Cowboys really didn’t get a chance to match up against them.

The only thing sadder than the Cowboys performance on the field was the hat Tony Romo was wearing during the post-game interview.  During which, he distracted the blame, saying that not only the Ravens, but the Steelers, who he lost to two weeks ago, had the best defenses in the league. 

So can the Cowboys still make the playoffs?  Well, a black man recently became President so this would seem like an underachievement.  The problem is they do not control their own destiny and need a few teams to lose.  Not to mention they have to go into Philadelphia next week and beat the suddenly resurgent Eagles.  But the Eagles do have an aggressive defense, so if they do lose, Tony Romo will be able to blame it on that.