I’m not sure how to describe a loss to the lowly Detroit Lions. Again, the defense seems to be unable to stop folks. Jon Kitna, who is an okay quarterback, was clearly Pro Bowl material yesterday. He torched the Cowboys for over 300 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. The Cowboys were unable to stop the Lions when it counted, in the 3rd and 4th quarters.
The Dallas Cowboys did everything they could to lose. They turned the ball over on offense, frequently. They turned the ball over on special teams. They allowed huge run backs on special teams. They got down early and couldn’t or didn’t run the ball. Julius Jones was benched for Marion Barber who found that the offensive line, the line the Cowboys paid a ton of money for, can’t run block. There were no holes. Simple defensive stunts confused the o-line and caused Romo to rush throws or get sacked.
So we are in the playoffs losing 3 of our last 4.
The Cowboys have not won a playoff game in over 10 years. It is hard to see that playoff victory coming on Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks.
From the Army Times:
By Robert Hodierne
Senior managing editor
The American military — once a staunch supporter of President Bush and the Iraq war — has grown increasingly pessimistic about chances for victory, according to the 2006 Military Times Poll.
For the first time, more troops disapprove of the president’s handling of the war than approve of it. Barely one-third of service members approve of the way the president is handling the war.
When the military was feeling most optimistic about the war — in 2004 — 83 percent of poll respondents thought success in Iraq was likely. This year, that number has shrunk to 50 percent.
Only 35 percent of the military members polled this year said they approve of the way President Bush is handling the war, while 42 percent said they disapproved. The president’s approval rating among the military is only slightly higher than for the population as a whole. In 2004, when his popularity peaked, 63 percent of the military approved of Bush’s handling of the war. While approval of the president’s war leadership has slumped, his overall approval remains high among the military. Continue reading