An 0-2 start by the Dallas Cowboys left a few pigskin prognosticators rushing to switch their predicted NFC Super Bowl representative.
Dallas was able to pick up its first victory before a well-time bye that allowed the club to get healthy, though, and the team goes for a second straight win this Sunday at Cowboys Stadium against a hard-hitting Tennessee Titans team that is looking to extend a 10-game winning streak over the NFC.
Predicted by many to win the NFC East and represent the conference in the Super Bowl, the Cowboys dropped their first two games of the season to Washington and Chicago before earning a 27-13 triumph at Houston in Week 3. [pullquote quote="Everyone counted us out all week and changed their Super Bowl predictions. We took that in and went out there and played ball." credit="Roy Williams"]
Largely considered a disappointment since being acquired from Detroit in 2008, wide receiver Roy Williams hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Tony Romo, helping Dallas avoid its first 0-3 start since 2001.
“It was a big win for this football team,” Williams said. “Everyone counted us out all week and changed their Super Bowl predictions. We took that in and went out there and played ball.”
While Dallas may have lost a little bit of its momentum due to the weekend off, it was able to get all 61 of its players on the field for practice on Wednesday. Tight end Jason Witten (knee), left guard Kyle Kosier (knee) and Dez Bryant (hip/ribs) were among those who missed parts of practice last week before returning Wednesday.