Cowboys QB Tony Romo was calm and collected as they recovered from a blown 21-point lead and beat the Philadelphia Eagles.
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After the Dallas Cowboys were ran out of their building on Thanksgiving by the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys returned the favor by dropping 21 points on the Eagles before they even knew what hit them. QB Tony Romo, WR Dez Bryant and RB DeMarco Murray put their feet on the gas and never let up en route to 5 TDs between the three of them. Now the Cowboys are 10-4, control their playoff destiny and are only a few not-too-difficult games away from their first playoff berth since 2009.
Maybe the Cowboys should keep NJ governor Chris Christie with them as a good luck charm for the rest of the season…
Here are the five biggest winners from Week 15 of the NFL season:
Dallas Cowboys – Obviously big winners here because now they finally control their playoff destiny and may even find themselves just one win away from clinching the playoffs if things fall their way in Week 16.
Detroit Lions – The Lions not only control their playoff destiny, they can win their first division title since 1993. And it’s all thanks to that incredible Top 5 defense.
Pittsburgh Steelers – All of the rumors of Mike Tomlin getting fired at the end of the year (including from here) have vanished now that the Steelers control their own destiny both for the playoffs and for the AFC North division title
Buffalo Bills – The Bills may not make the playoffs – which would be a shame after everything the team has gone through this year – but they’re the only team that’s held both Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers without a TD in consecutive games. If they can do the same to Tom Brady next week this will probably go down as the greatest defense to not make the playoffs in NFL history.
Carolina Panthers – As silly as it may be to say, the Panthers are undefeated (2-0) with Derek Anderson as the starting QB. With Carolina only two wins away from a possible playoff berth (at 7-8-1) maybe they’d better let Cam Newton rest another week… just as a precaution.