06 February 2012
Congratulations to the New York Giants for putting together a run at the end of the season that ended with their 4th Super Bowl. It makes the Cowboys fan nervous that the Giants are now 1 trophy away from being our equal – in terms of championships in the Super Bowl era, not on the field. When it comes to being equals on the field, we aren’t even close.
The Giants aren’t the best team, I wouldn’t even say they are great team but they do know how to win at the right time. We were 6 minutes away from putting their season on ice and they made a comeback from 12 points down and never looked back. They then took it to us in week 17 and rode that way in a crushing victory over Atlanta and then beat the 15-1 defending champs in Green Bay and the very good defensive 49ers in San Fran to reach the Super Bowl. They just know how to win when it counts, something the Cowboys haven’t been able to do in a long time.
The funny thing is, I can think of 2 plays that came down to luck that would have changed the outcome of the Giants season, just two plays. The one, happened against us in week 14. Romo missed a wide open Miles Austin which would have either resulted in a touchdown or at least a first down which probably would have allowed Dallas to run the clock, thus ending their season. The other, happened last night as Brady missed an opportunity to hit Welker, who wasn’t quite wide open but close enough, which would have given the Pats the ball on the Giants 20, a first down and probably enough time to run the clock down on the Giants.
Sometimes, Lady Luck is just on your side. But now, it’s time for us to start concentrating on February 3, 2013 and hopefully the Cowboys will be making an appearance in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII.