Cowboys 21, Colts 14

 

SMILEY N. POOL / DMN

 

The Cowboys played like they should have.  This is the Cowboy team that I expected to see all year.  The defense played strong.  They only gave up one long play.  A perfect pass from Peyton Manning to all-world receiver Marvin Harrison.  The coverage was perfect.  Harrison just made the catch. 

The Cowboys have been the best in the league at creating a penalty at just the wrong time.  The Cowboys had 5 penalties in the first half but only had 2 penalties in the second half. 

Tony Romo who was played like an all-pro for 3 games had a fumble and an interception in the first half.  But he was able to settle down and play another very solid game. 19 – 23 for 226 yards and 1 pick. 

In the second half the Cowboys were able to run the ball.  They had one awesome drive that was 15 plays and took up over 8 minutes.  The best part was that the drive ended with a touchdown. 

The game wasn’t perfect.  Both teams made mistakes.  The Colts turned the ball over twice inside their 10 (once on downs).  The Cowboys drove into Colts terroritory 4 or 5 times in the first half and came away with no points.  Vanderjagt missed 2 fields (43 and 46 yds) in the first half.  The first one clanned off right upright.  Look for the Cowboys to bring in a couple of kickers this week and see if anyone is better than Vander(head-case).

Now, the Cowboys need to get down to business and put this win behind them, so that they can take care of the Bucs on Thursday. 

Hopefully, we are finally seeing the real Cowboys. 

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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