By Alex Al-Kazzaz
Dallas' winning streak at home has improved to 12. The Cowboys have improved to 6-3. Another day, another win for Dallas, but against a horrible team. Soon, the schedule's strength will intensify, and the fun and games will be over if they're not. A day of reckoning may be coming to America's Team.
The New York Giants came into Arlington as an unmotivated team with no desire nor interest in playing. At least that is what it seemed like, and while New York did make an early impression by making a crucial stop on fourth down in the Dallas red zone, only for things to spiral out of control quickly, and Tommy DeVito & Giants didn't stand a chance.
A final score of 49-17, New York being outmatched by nearly 500 yards of total offense, and DeVito failing to amass at least 100 yards through the air. Quite frankly, DeVito & Company never had any chance.
Why is this win unimpressive?
First and foremost, easily defeating one of the league's worst teams is nothing to gloat about. Now a win's a win, and Dallas can be proud of that, but at the same time, they have to understand that they took on an unmotivated and visionless Giants that is down to their third-string quarterback. In other words, the Cowboys have once again solidified themselves as a team that can easily defeat a weaker team. And as always, the question is whether or not they can put up such results against better competition. Or better yet, WHY CAN'T THEY DO THAT AGAINST THE GOOD TEAMS?!
A few weeks ago, Dallas suffered a similar fate as New York when they lost 42-10 to the San Francisco 49ers, another reason why Dallas shouldn't be too proud of how they beat New York. Honestly, Dallas has yet to prove anything this season because who have they beat? Honestly, NOBODY, considering every team Dallas has a win against, has a LOSING record.
What's next for Dallas?
Dallas goes back on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are 1-8, so what excuse would Dallas have for not winning? Carolina's only win was against Houston. Since then, Houston has won two straight, including an impressive road win against Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Carolina came up short against the Chicago Bears recently but still put forth the effort to convince the world that Carolina played, respectively.
Dallas can't underestimate this Panthers team. Carolina is perfectly capable of giving Dallas a lot more than a run for their money.