The Dallas Cowboys have won three of their last four games. That’s kind of lost in the din of their Thanksgiving Day win over the Oakland Raiders.
That shouldn’t be so surprising. Quarterback Tony Romo’s best record by month is in November. He’s 26-6 after the Raiders win. He’s downright lethal on Thanksgiving Day, as he’s 6-1 as a starter. The Cowboys’ record in November and early December is part of the reason they’ve been in the mix for the NFC East title each of the last two seasons.
Of course late December has been horrible for the Cowboys.
So these Cowboys know how to get themselves into position to win a divisional crown. But they don’t know how to close the deal.
Will that change in 2013? The last four games will offer the proof. Here are three ways the Cowboys can improve their chances of breaking the 8-8 cycle, winning the NFC East and reaching the postseason for the first time in the Jason Garrett era.