December brings chestnuts roasting on an open fire, sugar plums dancing in your head, and a deep depression for the those who follow the Dallas Cowboys. Often kids in the south revere the time of year, but they are caught watching the dismal decline of the Dallas Cowboys just to end up 8-8 and left wondering what could have been. In the 1999 season decline for the Cowboys begin its rapid decent down the hill of destruction, leaving in its wake the lost career of Leon Lett, Michael Irvin, and a year later Troy Aikman. Trying to climb back up the destructive hill and repair the Cowboys has been a like watching the department of transportation repair the highway, long and arduous process. Because when it comes to the December funk of the Cowboys when it rains, it pours. As we touchback through the NFC East inter divisional match ups, the rise of the star in December on the road as proven perfect while the monstrous task of changing the culture in a locker room still looms over two head coaches.
Teams Score Record
Washington 13 3-11
New York 24 5-9
The Washington Redskins lost their starting quarterback to a neck injury in this game and a little more of its pride–having to take a deep breath and put in RGIII because McCoy’s injury. In what has been a most disappointing season for the Redskins owner Daniel Snyder must be salivating at the opportunity to possibly draft his next top 5 draft pick or trade it away and build depth for the future. The free agent market for 2015 is not looking so hot to try and fill the spot at QB. RGIII has another opportunity in the next two weeks to prove himself once again, an audition perhaps for another team or maybe convince his current head coach that he is the future for the Redskins.
Odell Beckham Jr. once again proves why he has been the best rookie player in the NFL this year. When Cruz went out with injury, Beckham stepped in and will not doubt have a spot on the all-star team in January. But lets face the facts, the Giants were given a gift Sunday wrapped nicely by the NFL Referee’s. RGIII scored a touched that would have given them a 17-10 lead; however, as he crossed the goal line the ball slipped out of his hands and when he dropped the ball upon hitting the ground it was ruled a fumble out of the end zone giving the Giants the ball on the 20 yard line. Penalties followed while Santana Moss was ejected from the game for sharing pleasantries with the Referees. The NFL followed the proper protocols to reverse the call on the field, but when the ball crosses the goal line, by rule it is a touchdown.