Say this much about the Dallas Cowboys under Jason Garrett: They sure don't get blown out.
Then again, they don't blow anyone out, either.
Over their last nine games, the Cowboys have won or lost by a field goal every time. It's the longest such streak in NFL history - by three, of course.
Dallas is 5-4 in this white-knuckle stretch, having won the last two.
The way wounded quarterback Tony Romo and rookie kicker Dan
Bailey combined to pull out both wins shows that this club is becoming comfortable dealing with adversity and late-game pressure.
The Cowboys are 2-1 and guaranteed not to repeat their toxic 1-7
start from last season.
Dallas also can savor its first winning record since the end of the 2009 season, and being part of a three-way tie atop the NFC East.