How Can the Dallas Cowboys Neutralize Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings?

We are not used to this.

We aren’t used to witnessing the Dallas Cowboys have success in December, much less January.

Tony Romo is usually home romancing beautiful women and throwing burning matches and accelerant on Terrell Owens’ head-shot by now.

2009 is different. From the release of T.O. to the amazing overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cowboys have taken on a different persona.

Okay, beating the Chiefs isn’t amazing, but Dallas learned a lot about themselves after that game.

They learned they could persevere. Come together. Play with the wind against them and still come out triumphant.

The Cowboys figured out that they’re, well, the Cowboys, and that’s pretty darn good.

Beating the then unblemished New Orleans Saints didn’t hurt.

So what do Romo and the ‘Boys have in store for the NFC North champion Minnesota Vikings?

Romo has looked unstoppable in recent weeks, and a season sweep and playoff blowout over the rival Philadelphia Eagles have them riding high.

I haven’t seen the Cowboys play with such reckless abandon on defense, while keeping their assignments and working together since Darren Woodson and Neon Deion donned Cowboy blue.