My how things change in a week. Last week, FOX NFL analyst Jimmy Johnson was picking the Dallas Cowboys to beat the New York Giants and said he thought Tony Romo would have a good game. The Cowboys lost that game thanks in part to Romo’s four interceptions (matching Terry Bradshaw’s pregame prediction). This week, Johnson said on FOX NFL Sunday that he no longer trusts the Cowboys.
“Dallas has star players. They make a lot of big plays, are ranked in the top ten on offense and top five on defense, but does anybody trust them to win a game? No. And it’s for the simple reason that they make so many mistakes,” the former Cowboys head coach said on the show.
How can anyone blame him for his change in heart? Dallas leads the NFC with 19 giveaways this season (they’re second in the NFL to the Chiefs in that category). Even though Tony Romo is a great playmaker, he leads the league with 13 interceptions. It’s awfully difficult to achieve consistency when you turn the ball over as much as they do.
The only question for Dallas is whether it is able to back defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s prediction that it will beat the Falcons. The Cowboys have shown us they’re capable of beating the best teams, but they’ll have to limit their turnovers in order to do that.