Cowboys Capitalize
by Norm Hitzges    Mon, Dec 12, 2005, 03:03 PM

Were the Cowboys fortunate to win yesterday. Yes, they were definitely fortunate to win yesterday. But in this league, there are fortunate winners every weekend. Look at the schedule yesterday.

How lucky was Denver? How about Cincinnati? How about the Giants? They all had fortunate wins yesterday. And they are not alone!

Yes, the Cowboys were fortunate. There were several plays that could have changed the result of yesterday’s game. But, there is nothing wrong with being fortunate in the NFL. As a matter of fact, in the NFL winners win the fortunate games.

The Chiefs are a strong AFC team. And the Cowboys reached into their bag of tricks on more than one occasion. Parcells knew that they would have to score some points to beat the Chiefs and that’s what he did.

Sure the Cowboys caught a couple big breaks.

KC running back Larry Johnson misses a key block late in the first half and instead of going into the locker room down by more than a TD the Cowboys force a fumble end up taking the lead into halftime.

Late in the second half KC cornerback Patrick Surtain drops an interception that he would have surely returned for a TD and the Cowboys end up scoring a TD of their own.

At the end of the game KC kicker Lawrence Tynes misses a 41 yarder that would have sent the game into overtime.

Yes, the Cowboys were fortunate. But, the Cowboys also created their opportunities and capitalized on the Chiefs misfortune. This happens in the NFL every week.

Fortune has gone against the Cowboys several times already this season…Look at the game against the Seahawks, look at the game against the Redskins, look at the game against the Broncos, etc…

NFL teams pour their hearts and souls into each individual game.. The scouts spend weeks analyzing upcoming opponents. Coaches spend weeks coming up with gameplans. Players spend 60 minutes battling it out on the field. And, sometimes it all comes down to fortune and misfortune.
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