For atleast four years the Dallas Cowboys have seem to have gone into hibernation after December. A 31 to 24 loss to the New York Giants will be recorded as adding more fuel to the the already woeful football fire of the 21st century Cowboys. Even in 2005 when the Cowboys had Bill Parcells as their coach the couldn't avoid their problems of winning after December. In 2005 the Cowboys were 2-2 in December and ended the year in January with a loss to St. Louis Rams and finished 9-7 overall no playoff berth. In 2006 under the Big Tuna the Cowboys signed Terrell Owens and issued in the era of Tony Romo to finish the season 9-7. Their record in December however 2-3 with losses to the New Orlean Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Detriot Lions (also our Boys went on to lose the Wild Card to Seattle 21-20 in Romo-Gate). In 2007, Wade Phillips took over for the Tuna and went 13 and 3 winning the NFC East and clinching home field throughout the playoffs. However after going 11-1 through November in 2007 suffered two bitter losses to Philly and Washington finishing December with a 2-2 record and a heartbreaking home playoff loss to New York Giants 21-17. In 2008, one of the most controversial season to date the Cowboys finished 9-7 despite a Tony Romo finger injury, Pac Man Jones and wild locker room disfunction. 2008 December not even a New York Giant victory could ease the 1-3 month a loss to the Steelers, unceremonious Raven's loss to close out Texas Stadium and old fashion beatdown by Philly.
So December 2009 ushers in another test for the Boys who must now after losing to the Giants must face the 9-3 San Diego Chargers, 12-0 New Orlean Saints, Division nemesis Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. One can only hope the Cowboys overcome their self destructive collapses after December and "be" the better team we believe they can be.