The Dallas Cowboys are sitting atop the NFC East with an impressive 8-1 record. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliot is having not only a rookie of the year type season, but some might say he should be the frontrunner for league MVP honors right now as he is on pace to break the rookie rushing record.
Elliott is putting together one of the best seasons we've ever seen, and the numbers and the eyeball test indicate he's picking up steam as the 2016 campaign wears on.
Then there’s rookie quarterback Dak Prescott who has performed unbelievably well in the absence of Tony Romo. Prescott posted a triple-digit passer rating (121.7) for the seventh time in nine games in Dallas’ win over the Steelers Sunday in Pittsburgh. Perhaps more importantly, Prescott has come through in clutch moments.
And we can’t forget about the Cowboys’ offensive line, which in my opinion should be MVP runner-up (if ever there was such a thing.) As of late, Dez Bryant is playing at a high level. I mean the list goes on and on.
So now what? Is this 2014 all over again for the Cowboys, when they went 12-4 and won the NFC East? Their offensive line is dominating. Elliott is doing what DeMarco Murray did. Prescott is playing as efficiently as Romo was during that stretch, yet still they lost.
It’s those memories from seasons past that are keeping me from truly enjoying this run Dallas is having, because in the back of my mind I know it’s all going to come crashing down. The Cowboys have been the team that builds you only to let you down in the end. It’s like being in a new relationship. Everything is going well, almost too good to be true, so much that you find yourself waiting for things to go bad. That’s me. Just sitting back, waiting, because I know the moment I give in and declare the Cowboys legit, they will indeed blow it.
Megan Huston is the sports editor for the Madisonville Meteor. She can be reached at (936) 348-3505 or firstname.lastname@example.org