Cowboys dominate NFC

Peter Ha, Staff Writer

Romo takes the snap, hands off the ball. Murray gets it at the 15 yard line, goes right, breaks middle. HE’S GONE, TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS. The Cowboys would later go on to defeat the defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks to win their fifth straight game.

In recent years people have thought of the Cowboys as a joke. This year is much different. On Sunday the Seahawks hosted the Cowboys in what many people referred to as a “real test” for the Cowboys. Prior to the game, talk surrounded the Cowboys’ recent success. Fans wondered, “Are they a legit team or is this all just a fluke?”
On Sunday the Cowboys answered that question. Not only was it a victory but also the Cowboys sent a message to the league that they are a force to be reckoned with. The Dallas Cowboys are 5-1 and look to be a huge threat in the NFC division.

A big reason for the Cowboys’ recent success is running back Demarco Murray. Against the Seahawks, Murray ran for a total of 115-yards on 29 carries and one touchdown. Murray has had six straight 100-yard games, tying the NFL record set by Jim Brown in 1958. This season, Murray leads the league in total rushing with 758-yards and also leads the league with six rushing touchdowns. Murray is on pace to break the single season total rushing yards of 2,105 set by Eric Dickerson. No doubt Murray’s name will be on MVP ballots if he can continue his superb performance.

Not only has the Cowboys’ run game been sensational, but their passing game, led by Tony Romo, has been strong. Romo has already thrown for 1,510-yards, including 11 touchdowns, but that success is tempered by the five interceptions he’s thrown. Romo has a completion rate of 68.6 percent, which puts him in the top five quarterback rankings. If Romo can continue to control the tempo of the offense and continue to produce points, the Cowboys can undoubtedly be in the hunt as a Super Bowl contender.

The Cowboys offensively have the weapons to be an elite team, starting with running back Demarco Murray. On the receiving end, Dez Bryant is leading the Cowboys in total yards with 439 reception yards and four touchdowns. Terrance Williams has five touchdowns, which is the most by a Cowboys’ receiver this season. The Cowboys in week seven will host the New York Giants. The Giants will look to bounce back from a 0-27 shutout by the Eagles while the Cowboys will look to keep their hot win streak going.