This is why I love sports. The drama, last second chances and of course, great defenses that prevail.
DeMarcus Ware, who was carted off with minutes remaining in a crucial Cowboys-Chargers week 14 match-up last Sunday, came up with the game winning play, sacking Drew Brees and any chances of an undefeated season for the New Orleans Saints. Ware recorded 2 tackles, 2 sacks and forced 2 fumbles and clearly was the catalyst in the win.
The Cowboys were heavily doubted for their date in the “Bayou,” but prevailed and pulled out a much-needed victory, which could be beneficial pending the Philadelphia-San Francisco outcome and Monday’s New York-Washington affair. With a 9-5 record the Cowboys remain locked for a possible playoff spot, but will it be as the NFC East representative or wild card?
Tony Romo continued to put the December blues behind him, by adding another touchdown pass to his resume this fall, as well as threw for 312 yards. Miles Austin led the team with 139 yards and the first touchdown of the evening. Tight End Jason Witten caught 5 passes for 44 yards.
Drew Brees played a spectacular fourth quarter, leading his team to two quick scores in the final minutes. Although, with roughly 2-minutes to play, Brees and the Saints high powered offense tried to tie the game, following another Nick Folk missed field goal, but were unsuccessful.
The Saints drop their first game of the 2009 season, but don’t expect possibly any more losses to come against the Panthers and Buccaneers in the next two weeks, yet anything is possible. This offense is too powerful, has loads of offensive weapons, as well as a great defense and will clearly be a fun squad to follow during the post-season.
All in all, this was truly a terrific game, but still the question remains, will Dallas be able to use this win to help with ending their season on a good note against division rivals Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins or will the December and January swoon continue?