Yes it was a horrible 19-17 overtime loss in the desert to the seemingly beatable Arizona Cardinals, but everyone is focusing on the wrong thing. Most want to talk about the timeout Jason Garrett called, in effect “icing his own kicker,” but those people are missing the real issue. Garrett’s failure, after the big completion to Dez Bryant at the Cardinals 31-yard line, in calling one of his two remaining time-outs with 25 seconds left on the clock is what cost the team the game. The Cowboys are not ready to make a deep playoff run because Garrett is coaching scared and Tony Romo is playing scared. Both seem so afraid of making a mistake on offense that they have stopped being aggressive enough on offense.

The news from Valley Ranch is largely positive. Miles Austin was back at practice today as was FB Tony Fiammetta. However the team is now without DeMarcus Ware and Laurent Robinson. Both appear to be okay and simply nursing minor injuries which should have them available this weekend.

The guys look ahead at the critical Week 14 matchup on Sunday Night Football: NY Giants at Dallas Cowboys! A huge game with plenty of playoff implications. The guys see this game going differently with Jeff being pessimistic about the outcome and Steven still believing. About the only thing worse than the Cowboys playing scared is Giants safety Antrel Rolle running his mouth and saying his team is going to the playoffs. “You ask will we make the playoffs? Without a doubt,” Rolle told WFAN-FM on Tuesday. “Without a doubt. We will be in that postseason.” Same guy who guaranteed the same thing last season. Let’s hope the outcome is the same — failure!