You may know Jason Katz from his published football work on sites like FantasyPros. You may also know him as a member of our Handicapping Group. You may also know him, or will get to know him as a die-hard Dallas Cowboys' fan.
I asked Jason to follow the Cowboys for us all year...for fandom and fantasy. I did so, because he's convinced, like most fan(atic)s that thinking something good will happen will jinx it to not make it so. I have a different theory -- when I see a jinx potential, I pour it on to reverse the jinx. I see a jinx and yell 'this is a jinx' just to spit in the face of the jinx. The Dallas Cowboys are going to win the Super Bowl this season, and I am not a biased fan...and the more I say it...the more it's likely to come true...and the more l say it...the more likely Jason loses sleep and hair follicles.
Jason is a talented young writer, so please enjoy him manically following the 'Boys...but also sharing fantasy ideas, as his blood runs FFM green and CFM crimson.
Follow more of Katz's work on Twitter: @jasonkatz13
Jason Garrett had a full week to make some adjustments to life without Ezekiel Elliott. So what do the Cowboys do? Run-Run-3rd and long-pass-punt. Nice job Garrett. But the Cowboys eventually broke through despite Garrett’s lack of creativity.
Dak Prescott looked like a real QB for the first time in almost a month on the drive that resulted in his first touchdown pass in almost a month. His strike to Jason Witten in the end zone was perfectly placed.
With 59 seconds from their own 25 and just one timeout, the Cowboys tried to score – as every team should. It boggles my mind that teams will sit on the ball in that spot.
Dez Bryant actually went up and got a ball over Bashaud Breeland on the first play of the fourth quarter. This is the closest Dez has looked to 2011-2014 Dez since 2014. By no means do I think he is back and, if anything, it’s discouraging because he proved to everyone that he still has it, which is worse because it means he’s simply not giving full effort when he’s not getting open or making plays.
The Cowboys won this game because the offensive line reverted back to the elite unit we’ve all come to expect. Dak had all day. Alfred Morris had gigantic holes. Maybe Zeke isn’t the be all end all.
While RC has dubbed this the Jason Katz Super Bowl Tour, Sunday night put a huge wrench in those plans. Minnesota beating Atlanta kept the dream alive, but Seattle’s win over Philly now has them two games up on Dallas with just four to play. While Dallas can get one game back themselves, they’ll need Seattle to lose at home to the Rams to have any shot. That’s easier said than done. In all likelihood, the Cowboys will finish 9-7, just short of the playoffs. It would easily be enough to get in in the AFC, but that’s neither here nor there. The wrong injuries to the wrong players at the wrong time derailed this season.
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