FRISCO, Texas — “There’s no place like home,” is a quote said by Dorothy as she returns to Kansas in the 1939 classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” The phrase also directly applies to the Dallas Cowboys’ 2023 season. They routed the New York Giants, 49-17, in Week 10 to extend the NFL’s longest active home winning streak to 12, and Dallas has won its four home games this season by a combined score of 160-50. Like Dorothy in the movie, the Cowboys need to make a quick stop on the road in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers, a path that hasn’t been so golden or even yellow to begin the season, before returning home. Dallas is 2-3 on the road in 2023, and it has allowed its opponents to score first in four of its five road contests.
Cowboys by location this season
Total YPG Allowed
Time of Possession
*Top five in NFL** Worst in NFL
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t have to travel far distances too often as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006-18, as all of the Packers’ division rivals were in states bordering Wisconsin. That is not the case with Dallas, as all three of its NFC East division rivals — the Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Commanders — are on the East Coast, just like the Panthers, its Week 11 opponent. McCarthy and his players dove into detail about a few schedule and logistical changes they made to help jumpstart their current home winning streak, like wrapping up all meetings by Saturday at lunch and allowing players to sleep in their own beds. McCarthy refused to divulge his adjustment process for road games this time around, declaring it “top secret.”
“We’re a football team that travels a lot, so our time traveling is high,”…
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Author : Garrett Podell
Publish date : 2023-11-17 15:29:40
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