Despite losing at home to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving for the first time ever under Tony Romo and for the first time ever against the Redskins, the 5-6 Cowboys remain alive for a playoff berth.
And executive V.P. Stephen Jones knows it.
“We are just a game out of the wild card, two games out of the division lead,” Jones said Monday, via Clarence T.Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We are going to fight and play hard. We have played a lot of these good teams. I feel like on any given Sunday we can play with them.”
The fact that the leading wild-card contenders lost on Sunday gives the Cowboys new hope. The Seahawks, Bucs, and Vikings fell to 6-5, and the Saints joined the Cowboys and Redskins at 5-6.
So, yes, they can still pull this one off. But they’d be in far better shape if they’d won at home on Thanksgiving.
Or if they’d won any of the other five games they’ve lost.