About Matt Cordon

Matt Cordon has written 82 articles so far, you can find them below.

A Potentially Depressing Playoff Picture for the Cowboys

If yesterday’s loss to the Giants wasn’t bad enough, consider this: The Cowboys could rather easily go from being division leaders to being a team barely holding on to a playoff spot. If: (1) The Cowboys lose to the Chargers, causing the Cowboys to fall to 8-5; and (2) The Giants beat the Eagles, making […]

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N.Y. Giants 31, Dallas 24: Gutless Performance Despite Lofty Statistics

On many of the message boards this year, two distinct types of fans (there are other types, of course) have emerged. The first gave up on the Cowboys after the team’s loss at Denver, saying that Wade Phillips should have been fired then. The second type weren’t ready to give up on the Cowboys, though […]

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Predictions Favor Cowboys in Final Game at Giants Stadium

A surprising number of commentators have predicted a Dallas win over the Giants. Seven of the eight commentators at ESPN picked Dallas, while five of the eight commentators at the Dallas Morning News took Dallas. One of those who took the Giants, though, was Todd Archer, who has the highest prediction rate among the DMN […]

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Cowboys Could Finish 50 Seasons with Best All-Time Winning Percentage

For a brief time during the 2008 season, the Cowboys had the best all-time winning percentage among NFL franchises. By the start of the 2009 season, however, the Cowboys had fallen to third. Here is a look: Prior to the 2009 season: 1. Miami Dolphins: 380-272-4 (.583) 2. Chicago Bears: 686-499-42 (.579) 3. Dallas Cowboys: […]

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Relative Value Rankings After Week 12

The Cowboys’ offense had a resurgence this week, but few players made huge leaps forward. On the other side of the ball, Anthony Spencer continues to impress and has moved up to #9. Most of the complaints about these rankings have focused on my treatment of injured players. After giving it some thought, I’ve decided […]

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No Advantage to Dallas in Week After Thanksgiving

The Cowboys’ tradition of playing on Thanksgiving Day began in 1966. Including last week’s win over the Raiders, the Cowboys now have a 27-14-1 record on Thanksgiving. For many years, though, it was not the team’s Thanksgiving performance that was the most impressive. Between 1968 and 1984, the Cowboys won 15 consecutive games during the […]

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Smith and Haley are Semifinalists for the Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday announced its class of 2010 semifinalists. The Cowboys are virtually guaranteed at least one player, as Emmitt Smith is eligible for selection. Few would doubt that he will earn a spot along with Jerry Rice, Cris Carter, and Shannon Sharpe. A few others have a more question […]

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Dallas 24, Oakland 7: Weapons Resurface

The Cowboys seriously lacked firepower during the last two weeks in games where they scored only seven points in consecutive games. This was nothing a game against the Raiders couldn’t help. Consider these performances: Tashard Choice Past two games: 4 att., 14 yards vs. Oakland: 3 att., 67 yards, including a 66-yard run out of […]

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Cowboys Should Handle the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day

The simulations of the Dallas-Oakland game heavily favor the Cowboys. This is hardly a surprise. However, thanks to consecutive seven-point scoring performances, few think that the Cowboys will cover the 14-point spread. Dallas managed to win by an average margin of 14 points in only one of the three simulations noted below. AccuScore: Dallas 27, […]

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Relative Value Rankings After Week 11

Dallas has had two consecutive poor performances on offense, so the rankings of the offensive players had to take a hit. One player taking a dive this week: WR Roy Williams. Two others were running backs Felix Jones and Tashard Choice. On the other hand, Martellus Bennett jumped up a few spots. On defense, the […]

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