Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9: How Costly Was This Win For Dallas?
After each sack, the player who got it did a turkey dance. Yeah, it was that kind of a joke out there.
The win puts Dallas at 8-4 and, if the Redskins lose to the Giants on Sunday, vaults them into a possible playoff spot. Dallas needs the momentum and the 10 day break as they face the Steelers, Giants and Ravens in their next three games.
However, they could be without running back Marion Barber and linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Barber bruised but didn't break a toe while Ware left with a sprained knee. Barber's injury is huge because he's really the Cowboys only running back. Felix Jones is done for the season and fellow rookie Tashard Choice had had just eight carries coming into today (he carried it 11 times today in Barber's absence).
Losing Ware could be devestating. Ware could very well be the Defensive Player Of the Year and has been wrecking all sorts of havoc of late. He sacked Hasselbeck three times today in just over a half. When he didn't get the sack, he forced Hasselbeck up into the pocket so someone else could get him.
The ten day layoff before the Pittsburgh game should help get both of these guys back on the field.
Dallas is looking like the juggernaut they were in the season's opening month. Good thing because they are fighting for their playoff lives and have three huge tests right in front of them.