Da’ Cowboys


It is kind of funny. The talk was that the Dallas Cowboys could run the table. Seven wins in a row. Come on. When was the last time that the Cowboys won seven games in a row? A decade ago? Look, today showed us a couple of things. The Dallas Cowboys are not a playoff team. Sure, they could have made the playoffs at 8-8 or 7-9 (because the division is awful) and be booted in the first round. 

Offense – The Cowboys just aren’t that good on offense. We fell behind early. We haven’t scored more than 25 points in a game in weeks. None of the Cowboy receivers can get off of press coverage besides Dez and he isn’t fully healthy yet. Williams was exposed during the Patroit game. He was completely shut down. We really haven’t had a running game. McFadden has been okay. Not great, but okay. Randle was a joke. It was unfortunate that Dunbar got hurt. Our offensive line hasn’t been as good as they were last year. So, when you can’t run the ball and your receivers can’t get open, you can’t score points. 

Defense – Last year’s defense was magical. They were put together with duct tape. Basically, a bunch of nobodies were thrown together and somehow they played very well together. They forced turnovers. They  tackled. They were flying around. This group is different. They aren’t protected by a Dallas ground game which eats the clock. They are average at best. There is no pass rush. Dallas is okay at stopping the run. We really can cover …sort of. That’s the defense in a nutshell. 

So, this is the team that was supposed to make the playoffs? The Super Bowl? Come on. We need some players. We need a running back that can run over a few folks. We need a back-up quarterback who can push the ball down the field. We need a pass rush. We need a cover corner or two. I love Sean Lee, but he gets hurt a lot. We need a healthy Dez Bryant who can dominate. Finally, we need Jerry Jones to make good personnnel decisions (stop laughing)!!!  

Happy Thanksgiving – News Roundup

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful day.

If you did not say, “I told you so,” then you probably should have. Who did not see this problem with Russia and NATO coming from a mile away? So, Turkey downs a Russian jet that Turkey claims was over Turkish airspace. Surviving Russian pilot states that there was no warning. Tell me this isn’t a prescription for badness!

Some folks in France are ready to fight! But here’s the question, fight whom? And where? It would be great if everyone from ISIS would gather in one place and label themselves with a red “I hate America” tattoo. But it will never be that easy. There are┬áseveral groups that are willing to fight ISIS, but are they going to better or worse than ISIS if they are put in power? More on how to move forward here.

One of my friends posted something a few months ago about race relations. He stated that it was as bad as he had ever seen it. I smiled. During the ’50s and ’60s, there was major progress in race relations. From the election of Reagan to the present we have been stagnant or moving backwards. This is a fact. This is a direct result of conservatives talking about reverse discrimination and an economy that has left Blacks and Hispanics out in the cold. The unrest in Washington and Missouri is a direct result of people not understanding where someone else is coming from. Empathy is what is sorely missing in our society.

Ben Carson continues to get facts wrong.

Donald Trump is still pushing the envelope to get more press coverage.

Ted Cruz is gaining support in Iowa.

Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day with your family and friends. Go Cowboys!!!