By Alondra Olmos
Although the Cowboys started off the season with a tough loss against the Giants, they celebrated Thanksgiving by taking over first place in the NFC East. After sending the Washington Redskins home with a 31-26 vanquish, the Cowboys are currently in entire control of the division.
Even with the pressure of star quarterback Tony Romo being sidelined due to back injury, the Cowboys have managed to make it work and succeed as a team. Due to their amazing win streak, the Cowboys are this year’s Cinderella story of the NFL. Led by its surprisingly dynamic duo of rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, the team appears destined to set more records. Cowboy receiver, Dez Bryant is keeping the team grounded through stating, “When you get comfortable you’re going to fall apart. It’s still a long season. We have to make sure everyone’s mind is right, including mine. We have to be chasing something.” It seems like the Cowboys might just be “chasing” their first Super Bowl appearance since 1996.
This has the potential to be the team’s longest win streak during a single season ever. They won 11 regular-season games in a row between 1968-1969, and 12 from 1971-1972. If they continue to win, Cowboys could be going for their 13th win when they face the Buccaneers on December 18th.