The Dallas Cowboys are looking to avoid falling in a 3-5 hole when they matchup against the undefeated Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night Football. While it is a tough task facing the Cowboys, the team seems up to the task and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan all but guarantees that the team will be victorious.
“We need to win now,” Ryan said, via Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram.
“That’s what we’re going to do. I know the record is not what we want it to be, but the ball is bouncing strange ways. When that thing starts evening out, we’re going to be great, and we’re going to keep playing. We’ve got to win this week, and we know it, and we’re going to.”
The Cowboys have come close to knocking off the Baltimore Ravens and were a finger away from defeating their NFC East rival New York Giants last weekend. The team has proven to be talented, despite what their record may suggest and Ryan wants to make sure you recognize the team’s talent.
“You know me, I like credit,” Ryan said. “Our guys, they deserve a ton of credit. Our players work their butts off. Our coaching staff, I’m fortunate and blessed to be around the best coaches.
“This is the best staff I’ve ever been on, and it’s not close. So good things are going to happen to those that work hard. If we just keep working, we’re going to get better. Despite losing, we’ve lost some really good players, but our guys keep going. We’ve got a whole team in there, not just a few individuals. This is really coming together, and I know we’re going to be special. I think we’re going to be special this week.
“I really do. I think we’re just starting to get that way, and I believe we’re going to have a special game this week.”
While the Cowboys may have been “close” in the previous weeks, they need to step up and bring their A game against the Falcons to avoid falling in a hole that could make their playoff hopes all but out of reach.