Dallas Cowboy Thoughts
The success of the Giants and the Redskins could be a blessing in disguise for the Cowboys, its fans, and fantasy owner of their players. Why you say? Because they will likely be playing meaningful football games at the end of the year instead of coasting to the division lead like last year when they won the division at 13-3. When the playoffs do come the Boys will be battled tested by surving a long season in the NFL’s toughest division. Tony Romo and Co. won’t be thinking about taking vacations with girlfriends or anything like that as they wait for the season to finish up. They will have to be sharp as they face a string of Pittsburgh, the Giants, Baltimore, and Philly to close out the year.
How does this impact fantasy players? Glad you asked. The Cowboys won’t have thoughts of resting starters for the postseason. They won’t be coasting either. They will have to bring their A game each and every week. Even though their schedule is tough for the fantasy playoffs (PITT, NYG, BAL), it’s nice to know that they will be giving their all as you try to close off a succesful fantasy campaign. Besides, guys like Romo, T.O., Marion Barber, and Jason Witten produce no matter who they are matched up against. The one guy who probably loses out is Felix Jones. If the Cowboys did run away with the division, Felix would likely see an increase in carries to close out the year.
We’ll see if this translates in Championships for the Cowboys and fantasy owners.