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Notes On The Cowboys 14-13 Win Over The Philadelphia Eagles

6-10. The Dallas Cowboys finished 6-10 in a season that many thought would end with a Super Bowl title in their brand new stadium.

I think this season would be the one that defines the term "disappointing." Dallas fired head coach Wade Phillips after having one of the worst losses in franchise history on Sunday Night Football to the Green Bay Packers where Clay Matthews had an interception return for a touchdown that spanned 62 yards. It was a 45-7 loss that I still shudder about sometimes.

Thankfully, Jason Garrett managed to get the men to play real football or else they might've gone 1-15.

So, what can I say about the last game of the Dallas Cowboys season? Well, one player stood out among them all. One player was actually the one who won the game for Dallas in the end. Without him, Dallas does not win the ball game.

His name is DeMarcus Ware. I'd rank this game in his top three games if not the number one game he's had as a Dallas Cowboy. That is saying a lot when you see that he's an All-Decades linebacker, and has been elected to five Pro Bowls.

He had three sacks and a 17-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Just an amazing performance by him. His sacks also came in key spots. Two near the end of the first half that made the Eagles have to try for a Hail Mary attempt that was intercepted by Gerald Sensabaugh. The three sacks gave him 15.5 on the year and the sack crown for the 2010 season.

It is hard to really analyze the game because Philadelphia didn't bother playing their starters, and even with their backups, almost beat Dallas. Granted, Stephen McGee was making his first official start, it still is sad to see the Cowboys struggle so much. Some fans have actually wanted Stephen McGee as a quarterback instead of Tony Romo.

Well, we know why Tony Romo is the starter. He's not going to limited to one touchdown when he's going up against a second-string team.

Overall, the Cowboys had a key win that can carry over into next season. Terence Newman had two interceptions, Felix Jones had 11 carries for 81 yards, Jason Witten had four catches for 46 yards and a touchdown, and Miles Austin had two catches for 62 yards.

Anthony Spencer had two sacks with a forced fumble, Jason Hatcher had another sack, Jay Ratliff had a forced fumble, and Keith Brooking had seven tackles.

The Cowboys are going to have to address a lot of things this offseason from players to coaches to the team's habits.


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