Update: According to sources, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is injured with two small fractures in his vertebrae. Earlier reports indicated the injury was a back contusion. Romo was absent from all practices this past week. He remains a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Arizona.
VALLEY RANCH - The Cowboys walked off the field Monday night, shell shocked and angry.
“We did this as a team,” Dez Bryant said. “We let one slip away.”
Yeah, who would’ve thought this team’s undoing would be the hapless Redskins and a third string quarterback?
Well, there was no time for a pity party at Valley Ranch this week, with Arizona rolling into town.
If you thought the Cowboys start was a surprise, how about them Cardinals? They’ve stormed out to a 6-1 start and first place in the NFC West.
“They`re good. They`ve got two really good corners that are shutdown corners and they present problems," tight end Jason Witten said.
“You know their offense is playing really well. Fitzgerald, he`s been active and they won a big game last week against the Eagles,” linebacker Bruce Carter added.
“We’ve just gotta be sound in everything we`re doing and just play our style of defense.”
Well, the Cowboys might go into this match-up of the top two teams in the NFC without Tony Romo, which will mean a lot more work for the league’s leading rusher.
DeMarco Murray will have his hands full though, going against one of the top run defenses in the league.
“It`s a stingy defense running the ball, across the board they`ve got a lot of good players," Murray said. "We`re excited about the challenge.”
With the way these two teams are playing, they just might see each other again in the playoffs, and this game could decide who hosts that game.
Hey, it’s never too early to start making some January plans.