After Thursday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Dallas Cowboys were forced to confront actuality.
6-6. An opportunity to drop into a tie with the Eagles atop the grotesque NFC East. A possibility of missing the playoffs fully. And yet one other loss to a bunch above .500.
What wasn’t actuality Thursday evening into Friday morning changed into a teaching trade. Jason Garrett stays because the Cowboys head coach, regardless of the group’s tedious look in the 2d half of their annual Thanksgiving contest. Owner Jerry Jones defined his reasoning to newshounds, with tears welling up in his eyes as he leaned on a faint hope of an unexpected turnaround and storybook urge to the Gargantuan Bowl.
That’s potentially the appropriate method Garrett can also put his job. However a brand contemporary arrival, extinct defensive lineman Michael Bennett, doesn’t occupy fundamental time to dream. The contemporary addition by activity of trade wants — wants — results now. That is what spurred his high-quantity tirade in the Cowboys’ locker room after the loss, a rant loud enough to be heard by media individuals thru the closed locker room doors.
“The champions are the these that derive remembered,” Bennett stated when asked about his message to his teammates, by activity of the Dallas Morning Files. “They don’t remember who received the greatest contract. A total bunch of sizable avid gamers received sizable contracts, but they don’t derive remembered as champions. Champions are these who derive the gold plates and the jackets and so they understand what it takes to take. That’s superb a particular mindset. That’s superb a particular skill to play troublesome in detrimental moments.”
The Cowboys certainly did not play troublesome Thursday. Buffalo got right here into Dallas and won the bodily fight on every stage of the world, protecting its will whereas securing its ninth take of the season.
The Bills occupy clinched a winning season and have a tendency to be headed to the postseason. The Cowboys can not advise as fundamental. They’re running out of time to trade that, though they’ll abet from a passe division.
“We’re pissed off,” running motivate Ezekiel Elliott stated. “All of us know what form of group now we occupy, and now we occupy not build that on the world at all this year. We’re pissed off. … We’re an even bigger than we were putting on movie every Sunday.”