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Cowboys verses Cardinals live blog

First, of all the Cowboys have had some bad luck. 2 pick 6’s on tipped balls.

  • The offensive line of the Cowboys needs some help. Marc Columbo can’t move his feet. I don’t know if he is still hurt.
  • Miles Austin ain’t the same player that he was at the beginning of the season.
  • Can somebody tell me what’s wrong with Michael Jenkins? He was supposed to be a “shutdown” corner this year.
  • Jon Kitna gutting this out. He has been extremely good for the Cowboys.
  • Jason Whitten is one of the best tight ends in the league.
  • The Cowboys’ secondary is simply awful. Skelton is 4/8 for 96 yards and a TD. Ranked 28th in the league and playing like it.

Toler's INT

Stephen McGee is going to take some snaps for the Cowboys. Kitna is in the locker room getting x-rays, a targot card reading and a massage.

  • Matt McBriar is the Cowboys most valuable player.
  • If you are making a list of who should be cut and who shouldn’t, I don’t see how we keep Alan Ball or Barry Church. These guys can’t or don’t make plays.
  • There is a reason that these teams are in bottom of the NFL. They are both really bad.
  • The Cowboys haven’t rolled over…yet.
  • The Cowboys defense is a real problem with the Cowboys.
  • The Cowboys did just about everything wrong in this game.
  • Larry Fitzgerald is a great professional.

The Cowboys played hard the whole game. Unfortunately, they made too many mistakes. This game mirrors the Cowboys season. A missed extra point. Seriously. The pass defense is awful, simply awful.

Looking forward to next year.

By |2010-12-25T21:42:18-04:00December 25th, 2010|Sports|Comments Off on Cowboys verses Cardinals live blog

Wow, the Cowboys are awful

Can't make a play on the ball, again

Nothing more needs to be said. Last week my nephew asked my sister, “Why do the Cowboys suck?” Now, he is seven years old and shouldn’t use that type of language but it was a good question. The Cowboys are worse than I have seen in a long, long time.

I have watched the Dallas Cowboys play football for over 40 years. This is possibly the worst. The Cowboys haven’t lost this badly since 1988 when Tom Landry was coaching. Three horrible losses in a row. It is time for Wade Phillips to go. It is time for Keith Brooking to go. It is time for Alan Ball to go. Find some free agents who are hungry and want to play. Did you see Dallas hit one Green Bay player hard? One player. That’s all that I’m asking for. Did you see one big hit? I didn’t see any. Promote Jason Garrett. Let’s see how he coaches thru the end of the year. Find a defensive coordinator.

I have written on how poorly the Cowboys have played this season several times – here and here. I have nothing left to say about the Cowboys.

By |2010-11-07T22:45:31-04:00November 7th, 2010|Sports|Comments Off on Wow, the Cowboys are awful

Why the Cowboys are awful and won’t make the playoffs

Morpheus - Balance

I went to Jerry Jones’ living room (Cowboy Stadium) to see the Cowboys lay one of the biggest, fattest eggs that I have ever witnessed. I have watched the Cowboys play football for over 40 years. I’m a huge Cowboy fan. There is no excuse for losing tonight. None. The Cowboys simply got their butts beaten. That’s it.

The Cowboys offense was terrible. We couldn’t run. We couldn’t pass. We couldn’t do anything. Let’s look at the numbers. 13 rushing attempts for 41 yards. O for 10 on third down. Zero. You can’t win like that. Whitten fumbled. Two passes were dropped by Miles Austin, our all-world receiver. We can’t pass protect. A blitzing linebacker came in free and blasted Romo and broke his collarbone. No one saw the linebacker. No one. This is the way the Chicago Bears play offense. We should know better.

After taking a 20  – 7 lead, the Giants scored on five straight possessions. Five! What happened to this “great” Dallas defense? They are basically the same guys who played well down the stretch last year. Keith Brooking is one of the problems. Can anyone tell me if he has made a tackle for a loss this year? He simply isn’t filling the gaps. Alan Ball at safety isn’t getting to where he needs to be on time. Michael Jenkins was supposed to be “all that and a bag of chips.” Three or four penalties last week and another one this week. He just isn’t playing well. The Giants rushed for 200 yards. They passed for 306. I’m sorry. You can’t win like that. You simply can’t. The defense finally forced some turnovers, only to give the ball to a sick and wounded offense that can’t move the ball. Now, all of the defensive problems can’t be placed only on the defense. In pro football these days, you need balance (see the Morpheus photo) between your offense and your defense. They should feed off of each other. Your offense must make enough plays to allow your defense to rest. Dallas’ offense had four or five, three and outs tonight, exposing a tired and struggling defense.

Don’t be fooled by a couple plays late in the game. That didn’t show us squat. It proved that when the NY Giants had the game on cruise control the Cowboys could move the ball. Big deal. This isn’t anything to build on. It is a disaster. The only thing that is clear is that Dez Bryant is a player.

Romo leveled like the Cowboys

The Cowboys need to go back to the drawing board. Our offensive line was terrible. It needs to be evaluated and upgraded. Kyle Kosier and Marc Columbo are injured a lot. Should we look for replacements? Leonard Davis is big but hasn’t been getting the job done. Should he be cut or traded? Doug Free got abused tonight. At running back, Marion Barber isn’t the beast that he once was. Is it him or the offensive line? I’m sorry that Tony Romo got hurt but he hasn’t played that well either. In the league today, you have to have strong performances from your quarterback every week. Manning threw some terrible passes early in the game but he managed to get it together and torch the Cowboys. So once Romo heals, is he the man?

From a coaching standpoint, Jerry Jones has to make some decisions. Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett doesn’t seem like he is the man on offense. His play calling appears to be predictable at times. If I saw one more draw to Felix Jones, I was going to vomit. Then again it is hard to be creative when your offensive line sucks. Wade Phillips seems to be a nice guy who understands football. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that players are motivated to play for him. What’s the problem with his defensive? He took over the defensive play calling about two years ago. We have never solidified the safety position. Alan Ball ain’t getting it done. We cut Ken Hamlin. We have Barry Church and Orlanado Scandrick behind Ball. Do any of those names instill confidence?

This season is over. There will be no playoffs. The Cowboys need to stop thinking about the playoffs and start figuring out how to play some real football. Football is about hitting, blocking, tackling, running and passing. Right now, the Cowboys do none of these things very well.

Finally, the Cowboy stadium is a very nice place. It is huge. It is also very, very loud. Like at all major sporting events, the noise is overwhelming. I’m not talking about the noise from the fans. I’m talking about the constant music and announcements from the PA system. Commercials fill every second when football is not being played. Commercials in HD on the Jerry-tron over head. If for some reason you look away from the distracting Jerry-tron, there are several smaller screens all around the stadium flashing some message for you to buy something. I’m sorry. I don’t like it. I wanted to go to watch the Cowboys and that’s it. I don’t need to buy a car or care that the instant replay is sponsored by some Eye Center. I don’t need to go Wild, Wild, Wild. I just want to watch a good game. I guess that’s too much to ask.

By |2010-10-26T02:23:36-04:00October 26th, 2010|Sports|8 Comments
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