Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cowboys softest stretch is early November
By Calvin Watkins
After reviewing the Cowboys' schedule, one of the softest portions occurs in November.
Quarterback Tony Romo has an outstanding record in November, 24-5, and it's expected he should gets some big wins here before heading into the biggest stretch run of the season.
After the Cowboys visit the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 12, there's a three-game homestand starting Oct. 19 against the New York Giants. The Giants won their first four games at the new Cowboys' stadium until last year. The Cowboys earned a 36-31 victory in the 2013 season opener.
Maybe the Cowboys have turned the tide at their own facility against the Giants.
Following the Giants game, the Cowboys have a chance to string together a nice win streak heading into the bye after the Jags game. The Cowboys have to take advantage of this stretch of games because the last month of the season has too many road games.
In what might be the easiest part of the 2014 schedule the Cowboys have consecutive home games against Washington (Oct. 27 on "Monday Night Football") and on Nov. 2 against Arizona. Following the Arizona game, the Cowboys will leave for London to take on the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.
If the Cowboys can go into the bye week with say, a four-game win streak, they could set themselves up for a strong finish to the season.
Winning at home is imperative to a successful season for the Cowboys. Now, AT&T Stadium isn't an imposing place, but the Cowboys are 9-2 at home in November and face two NFC East opponents in addition to Arizona that month.