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Jones: Cowboys have learned from hex

December struggles offer several excuses, but solutions must start against Giants

Updated: December 2, 2009, 4:52 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- December is the monster under the Dallas Cowboys' bed.

It's the bogeyman in the closet.

Like a kid using a night light because he's afraid of the dark, Dallas has all sorts of excuses as to why it hasn't posted a winning record in December since 1996.

The Cowboys' first game in the biggest month of coach Wade Phillips' tenure is Sunday at the New York Giants. He's in the last year of a three-year contract, and if he wants a team option picked up for 2010, ...

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