Cowboys still haven’t beaten a team with a winning record

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The Cowboys have played four teams that currently have a winning record. They won none of those games.

Next up on their schedule are the Bills (8-3) on Thanksgiving Day. If the Cowboys lose that one, they will be a .500 team.

“Yeah, we’ve got to get over the hump, simple as that,” quarterback Dak Prescott said. “Fortunately, in some way, we still control our destiny. So that’s the good part about it, and we’ve just got to figure it out and beat some of these good teams to put ourselves in position to make it to that tournament and to be able to beat those teams then.”

The Cowboys remain in first place with a one-game lead over the Eagles. But their six victories have come against teams that are a combined 16-46-1. The 5-6 Eagles are the best team the Cowboys have beaten.

The Cowboys’ other victories are over Washington (2-9), the Giants (2-9) twice, the Lions (3-7-1) and the Dolphins (2-9).

Their losses are to the Patriots (10-1), Jets (4-7), Packers (8-2 before Sunday night), Vikings (8-3) and Saints (9-2).

After the 13-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was asked about not beating a team with a winning record.

“It really doesn’t matter to us,” Garrett said. “Obviously, this is a really good football team. I think they have won [21] games in a row in this building, and their history of success is well documented. So we knew it was going to be a great challenge today, and unfortunately we came up short.”

The Bills and Rams (6-4) are the only teams left on the Cowboys’ schedule who currently have a winning record. Dallas also plays the Eagles (5-6), the Bears (5-6) and Washington (2-9).

“I’m not going to sit here and dwell on our record,” Prescott said. “We’re a talented team; we’ve got confidence in ourselves. We’re going to get back to it tomorrow and worry about the Bills on Thanksgiving.”

The Cowboys are a talented team that has yet to live up to expectations. That could cost Garrett — who was in Jerry Jones’ crosshairs on Sunday — his job.

33 responses to “Cowboys still haven’t beaten a team with a winning record

  1. What do you expect when you have an average coach ? Jason Garrett’s records have been 8-8. You win the ones your suppose to, but can rise to beat a good team; that’s the epitome of average.

  2. Finally it seems the media types are giving up the charade that Dallas and Philly are “good” teams. It only took til week 12.

    Now, if we can just stop pretending the Bills are a good team

  3. The Patriots are a good yardstick if you’re Jones and you want to assess the franchise under your stewardship going back a couple decades. So let’s look at the 7 games Jones’s Cowboys have faced the Parcells-Belichick Patriots.

    The first game went well enough, a 12-6 win in Dallas over a team with Parcells as head coach and Bledsoe as QB.

    Then 6 consecutive losses to the Belichick-Brady Patriots.

    What makes this 7 game stretch so remarkable is that over this period, neither team was stellar offensively but while the Patriots scored 13 TDs over the 7 games, the Boys scored only 4. Three came in one of the losses (48-27), meaning that there were 6 games in which the Cowboys scored only 1 TD.

    With a sample of sufficient size in place — and a good yardstick in the Patriots — we can say that the Cowboys have failed to find an identity on offense over the past 20 years.

  4. Video of the Pats coaching staff warning the refs that Dallas o-line lies to use their legs to slow down the rush…and coincidentally the refs call2 tripping penalties. I like Belichick,he’s awesome…but this shouldn’t be allowed.

  5. Gronk with the facts:

    “When there’s weather conditions like this, good defenses need to become great and let me tell you it’s advantage Patriots anytime there’s weather,” Gronkowski said. “You want to know why? The Patriots practice in any condition. If it’s rain, if it’s snow, if it’s 100 degrees, if it’s 4 degrees, it does not matter. Coach Belichick is making you go out on the practice field and he’s making you show up on time even if there’s a blizzard at 7 a.m.”

    “And let me tell you this — if there’s a little rain in Dallas, a little snow in Dallas, Jerry Jones comes down and says, ‘Oh, do you guys want to practice in the bubble today?’”

  6. Probably worth noting that the 4 losses against winning teams have come with an average margin of defeat of 5 points, and the teams have a combined 35-9 record. Those aren’t “winning” teams; they’re the cream of the crop, and the team has fallen just short against 3 of the 4 of them.

  7. Go ahead Dallas fans and underestimate the Bills and you will be staring at another loss.
    They are by no means the Patriots but don’t sleep on them.
    Buffalo has a little swag going on and they will be a tough opponent.

  8. mybigthirdleg says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Video of the Pats coaching staff warning the refs that Dallas o-line lies to use their legs to slow down the rush…and coincidentally the refs call2 tripping penalties. I like Belichick,he’s awesome…but this shouldn’t be allowed.
    ————————————————————————————
    LOL. Guy wants to outlaw brilliant coaching.

  9. Come to think of it… the Bills can join the Cowboys in teams that haven’t beat a winning team. Weird season: so many horrible teams and only 4 good ones.

  10. Refs decided the tightly contested game with 2 not 1 tripping calls that would not have been called had the accused parties been wearing Pats uniform but we are supposed to be OK with that. HELL NO! We all just want fairness for EVERY TEAM not just some of the teams and then to complain about the clock, at home, C’mon man.

  11. They’re going to trounce the Bills so that stat will end this Thursday, but the Bills will end up being 8-8 or 9-7.

  12. I never minded losing to the best, but that loss to the winless Jets, now that a totally different story!

    And in other news that puts the NFL into perspective this season there are 16 teams below .500, 16 teams = that’s 1/2 the teams in the league that SUCK, UNBELIEVABLE!

  13. Out coached again. I can’t wait for the Red J clapper to be gone. Look at the stats: Cowboys more yards in rushing game. Cowboys more yards in passing game. Cowboys win the time of possession. Lose the turnover battle with the pick. But alas, special teams as usual was awful. And when Cowboys need a TD on the 11, they opt to kick it again. Just horrible. Add that to the two phantom tripping calls and it comes out a big L.

  14. “And in other news that puts the NFL into perspective this season there are 16 teams below .500, 16 teams”

    Since there are 32 teams in the league it’s hardly surprising that 16 are under .500.
    At the end of 2018 there were 17 teams under .500.

  15. So basically Prescott is a less talented Kirk Cousins, with a much stronger supporting cast than Cousins had in Washington, who wants to be paid just like him. Can’t wait to see how “good” he looks once he’s taking up 20% of the team’s cap space.

  16. “Obviously, this is a really good football team. I think they have won [21] games in a row in this building, and their history of success is well documented.”

    Sounds a lot like a guy who’s ok with the loss. No wonder Jerry’s so hot.

  17. I read the Giants may be interested in hiring Garrett as head coach. That makes sense with the talk of “tanking” next year by the team. He would be the perfect coach to make it happen.

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