ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys have been up and down all season, and after the bad loss in Philadelphia last Sunday night, this team responded with a gritty 23-13 victory over Seattle on Sunday afternoon.
The Cowboys are 4-4 and don't seem to be getting any better or any worse at this stage of the year.
"I think our team is learning," Jason Garrett said of being .500. "We're a work in progress throughout our team, really like every team in the league. I really like the demeanor of our team, how we played. I thought we played very willful today. We really played through some things that happened in the game and you just keep going."
There hasn't been a signature win for the Cowboys this season. They lost the season opener, a game they should have won against the New York Jets.
Then came the comeback victory the next week at San Francisco, where quarterback Tony Romo suffered a fractured rib and punctured lung. Of course, blowing that double-digit fourth-quarter lead vs. Detroit was painful.
At New England, the Cowboys let Tom Brady drive the length of the field to win the game in the closing moments. And you can't forget that beatdown to Philadelphia last week.
This whole thing is up and down, no real flow to it.
But over the next few weeks, the schedule has a favorable look to it with three of the next four opponents dealing with losing records.
"I don't want to and not going to look at a schedule as much as I'm going to look at how we're playing," owner Jerry Jones said. "Hopefully, this gave us a hard game. I know we had a hard game, but it gave us something that we can go out here and build off of and maybe get a couple of guys back."