The Dallas Cowboys have been through a rollercoaster. Here’s a little background from the last few seasons to understand what I mean by a rollercoaster.
In 2014, the Dallas Cowboys were first in the NFC East with a 12-4 record and at the cusp of making it to the Super Bowl. With their season going as well as it did, it was a surprise in 2015 when their record dipped to 4-12. A big component of this disappointing season was quarterback Tony Romo suffering an injury in Week 2.
Romo continued to suffer injuries and was replaced by rookie-quarterback Dak Prescott for the following season. In addition, rookie-running back Ezekiel Elliot was drafted by the team which helped the team go 13-3 in the 2016 season, but they were still unable to advance to the conference championship once again.
Before the start of last season, Romo retired from the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott had the full-time job as quarterback and Elliot was battling a domestic abuse case which ultimately concluded in his suspension from the NFL for six games. The Cowboys ended 2017 with a 9-7 record.
The Florida Panthers (39-30-8) ended their on the road week with a loss to the Boston Bruins (49-17-11), 5-1. On their road trip, the Panthers were only able to win one game out of the four.
The Panthers had an early one-point lead in the game but were unable to answer the Bruins five points. This won’t be the last time that Florida sees Boston. They play again on Thursday and Sunday. The Sunday matchup would be the last game of the regular season.
The Florida Panthers had a rough mid-February schedule on the road, but March seems promising with their fifth win in a row at the BB&T Center.
The Panthers (31-25) beat the Buffalo Sabres (20-34), 4-1 on the ice. This win on Friday night brought them closer to the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Panthers are right behind the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Carolina Hurricanes for the wild card spot, both teams have points of 69, while the Panthers have 68.
On Saturday, the Florida Panthers and the Calgary Flames will hit the ice at 10 p.m.
This will be the second time these two teams will see each other in the regular season. Earlier this year, the Flames beat the Panthers, 4-2, at home, so the Cats are looking for redemption on the ice on the road.
With the NFL Draft coming at the end of the month everyone is wondering who is going to end up where. It is a college football player’s dream to declare their spot in the draft and get picked by a NFL team in the spring.