Over­re­ac­tions: Cow­boys bound for Su­per Bowl

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Rob Maaddi

Dak and Zeke are tak­ing the Dal­las Cow­boys to the Su­per Bowl.

No­body can stop the dy­namic rookie duo. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel El­liott proved they are the real deal by ral­ly­ing the Cow­boys for a 35-30 come­back win at Pitts­burgh.

The quar­ter­back picked in the fourth round and the run­ning back se­lected No. 4 over­all should not only be co-win­ners of the NFL’s Rookie of the Year Award, but the MVP Award, too.

Thanks to Prescott and El­liott , the Cow­boys are 8-1 and fron­trun­ners to win the NFC ti­tle. OK, slow your roll. Don’t for­get the Sea­hawks (6-21). The Cow­boys’ win against the Steel­ers was im­pres­sive. But Se-

at­tle’s win over Tom Brady and the Pa­tri­ots in New Eng­land on Sun­day night was an even big­ger state­ment win.

Rus­sell Wilson led the of­fense to a pair of scores in the fourth quar­ter in a 31-24 come­back win and the de­fense made a goalline stand at the end.

Ev­ery­one knows the Sea­hawks are dom­i­nant at home where they’re 4-0. Beat­ing the Pa­tri­ots in Foxbor­ough proves they can win tough games on the road.

Here are other over­re­ac­tions fol­low­ing Week 10:

OVERREACTION

The Browns (0-10) may lose ev­ery game by half­time.

They’ve lost the past two games by an av­er­age of 23 points and are play­ing worse in­stead of get­ting bet­ter.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

They have three straight homes games com­ing up. Per­haps, they play a close game.

OVERREACTION

The Vik­ings won’t win an­other game. They’ve gone from 5-0 to 5-4.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

They’re still tied for first place.

OVERREACTION

Aaron Rodgers will get Mike McCarthy fired if he keeps crit­i­ciz­ing his team­mates.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

It’s time for Green Bay’s play­ers to show some ur­gency.

The Pack­ers (4-5) are only one game out of first place.

OVERREACTION

The Steel­ers (4-5) won’t make the play­offs. They couldn’t even pro­tect a lead after scor­ing a touch­down with 42 sec­onds left against Dal­las.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

They’re only one game be­hind first-place Bal­ti­more and play them at home on Christ­mas Day.

OVERREACTION

Ryan Mathews proved he can be a work­horse back for the Ea­gles.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

He’s had two 100-yard games in two sea­sons.

OVERREACTION

There’s no deficit the Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)

can’t over­come.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

They can’t keep play­ing catch-up.

OVERREACTION

Mar­cus Mar­i­ota will break all of Pey­ton Man­ning’s pass­ing records. He al­ready has thrown four TD passes six times in 22 games.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

Mar­i­ota has su­per­star po­ten­tial but Man­ning’s records will be tough to reach.

OVERREACTION

The Charg­ers are the best 4-6 team in NFL his­tory. All of their losses were by a onepos­ses­sion mar­gin.

RE­AL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION

As Bill Par­cells once said, “You are what your record says you are.”

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