Jason Garrett took accountability for ‘some things’ during Thursday meeting with Cowboys players
The Dallas Cowboys have Super Bowl aspirations. However, their play in the first 10 weeks of regular-season action did not resemble a team that is headed to the Super Bowl. Their Week 11 play did, however, perhaps due to head coach Jason Garrett’s Thursday meeting with his team.
According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, Garrett held a meeting with his team on Thursday. While her sources wouldn’t divulge on what was said, the players took it well. He took accountability for “some things,” and the team very well received it. That well-received notion was reflected upon their Week 11 performance.
The Cowboys beat the Matthew Stafford-less Detroit Lions 35-27 on Sunday. In the process, quarterback Dak Prescott had another MVP performance. He went 29 for 46 passing for 444 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. While stars running back Ezekiel Elliot and wide receiver Amari Cooper did not have big games, the Cowboys did enough to get a road victory in Detroit.
At 6-4, the Cowboys are in the thick of the playoff race. No matter if the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots or not, they will, heading into Week 12, possess the crown of the NFC East. However, keeping that crown won’t be easy. The Eagles remain competitive and will challenge Dallas for that precious divisional spot.
If the Cowboys can string together a few wins, they should be able to stave off Philly. However, that won’t be easy. Next Sunday, they will host the New England Patriots, then the 7-3 Buffalo Bills in a Thanksgiving game.