Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has pulled off the best coaching job of the season – and it isn’t even close.
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The Dallas Cowboys were the worst defense in the NFL in 2013. They were the worst defense in the league and the worst defense in over 50 years of Cowboys history (which includes a lot of really bad teams by the way). Going into the season the team looked even WORSE having lost star defensive players Sean Lee, DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher to free agency and injuries. But head coach Jason Garrett with the help of some brilliant coaching strategies has turned the Cowboys from a possible last place finisher to a legitimate Superbowl contender as seen by the way they not only beat but manhandled the seemingly unbeatable Seattle Seahawks in their own stadium – a feat almost no team has been able to do for the last few years.
The Dallas Cowboys are 5-1 and have the best RB in football with RB DeMarco Murray playing at a level not seen by a Cowboys RB since Emmitt Smith. QB Tony Romo is playing exceptionally well and the receiving corps of Jason Witten, Terrance Williams and especially Dez Bryant have been spectacular. It seems almost impossible at this point for the Cowboys to repeat their three straight collapses and fall out of the playoffs. Nothing is impossible, but with this Cowboys team unlike the first 3 Jason Garrett coached, it seems more and more unlikely.
Here are the 5 biggest winners in the NFL from Week 6:
Dallas Cowboys – Arguably the biggest upset of the season, the Cowboys go on the road and beat the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in a stadium almost no team has been able to figure out. There’s no denying the Cowboys will savor this victory for quite a while.
Arizona Cardinals – Getting Carson Palmer was good enough, but when this Cardinals team is rolling on all cylinders there may not be a team in the league that can beat them. The game against Seattle will be fun to watch.
Cleveland Browns – Forget Johnny Football, it’s all about Hoyer-ball in Cleveland. The Browns not only beat but destroyed long-time rival (and occasional bully) the Pittsburgh Steelers in a crucial home matchup that has them right in the race for the AFC North title.
Baltimore Ravens – After throwing 5 TDs in a single half against the Buccaneers, Joe Flacco either found the easiest defense in history to score on (likely) or he has finally re-found the rhythm with his teammates that seemed to be missing in 2013.
Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles blanked the Giants their first shutout since the mid-90s, something Andy Reid was never able to do. Either the Giants are just that bad (very likely) or Chip Kelly has quietly put together a team that could be a real contender for the NFC Championship.