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Abracadabra – The Cowboys Win

Bryant actually catches this ball for a TD

I couldn’t put my fingers together to type NFL predictions today. The games look uninspiring. Most importantly, my Dallas Cowboys were taking the field with a new coach, Jason Garrett. My hope was that the Dallas Cowboys would not embarrass the franchise. They have lost five straight games, which hasn’t happened since 1988, when Tom Landry was the coach. It’s been a long time. Last week, on Sunday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys got spanked by the Green Bay Packers 45-7, though the score did not really reflect how badly the Dallas Cowboys got beaten. A week earlier, the Dallas Cowboys made David Garrard look like Steve Young (the most accurate passer of all time). The Jaguars handed the Dallas Cowboys a 35-17 loss. The Dallas Cowboys defense has been shredded. The offense has been ineffective.

Somehow, someway, the Dallas Cowboys traveled to the Meadowlands and came away with a victory. I watched the whole game and I still have no idea how that happened. The Dallas Cowboys defense still remains porous but they made some plays and intercepted some balls. There were some fumbles, but they never looked like they were giving up. I’m still waiting for Keith Brooking to make a tackle for loss.

The Cowboys offense was not spectacular. Dez Bryant was spectacular. He had only three catches but had 104 yards and one touchdown. He should have had a fourth catch, but it was ruled incomplete upon further review. Felix Jones looked like he was running hard for the first time this season. Jon Kitna, who threw for three touchdowns, had a quarterback rating of 124. Yes, he threw an obligatory interception but, for Jon Kitna, this was a perfect game.

The Dallas Cowboys have a lot to work on but, today, they showed effort and heart. We haven’t seen that in several weeks. We may not see it again this year but, tonight, we saw it.

In other NFL news – the Minnesota Vikings lost to the Chicago Bears. It looks like their season is over. The Denver Broncos, who looked absolutely pitiful through the month of October, just like the Cowboys, absolutely destroyed the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs. The Buffalo Bills finally won. Congratulations to the Bills, as they have actually been playing pretty good football. Are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the best team in the NFC? Maybe it’s the Atlanta Falcons. They really looked impressive beating the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. I think that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots are currently playing see who’s the best team in the AFC.

So what are your thoughts?

By |2010-11-14T22:31:36-04:00November 14th, 2010|Sports|Comments Off on Abracadabra – The Cowboys Win

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

Jerry Jones promises changes

After the ridiculous loss to Jacksonville, Dallas Cowboy owner, Jerry Jones said, “Let me be real clear… There’s no way the result and the way we played tonight, there is no way I can rest, sleep, eat well, with a diet of that right there. There is no way.

“If you look at what we’re about, our team, our stadium, the pride I have in this franchise, you know it doesn’t digest. It doesn’t go down. We’ve got to do something that changes this on the field.”

I think that it is nice that the owner of the Cowboys thinks that things need to change. The team is 1-6. The Buffalo Bills are the only team worse than the Cowboys and Jones thinks that something should change. Sweet. This is like General Custer announcing that being surrounded by Indians is probably bad.

The problem with the Cowboys is the owner, Jerry Jones. Jones is not the coach, but he tries to be. The players know that the buck doesn’t stop at Wade Phillips. It stops at Jerry. Hence, the problem. This is Jerry’s team. He drafted the majority of the players without the aid of Bill Parcells. It was Jones who brought in Zach Thomas. It was only after the Cowboys got gashed for two fourth quarter runs of more than 60 yards by the Ravens that Jerry understood that Zach had no more gas in the tank. So, Jerry went and got Keith Brooking. That seemed to be a great thing last year. Not so much this year. Let’s not forget the coaching round robin Dallas fans had to endure from Chan Gailey to Dave Campo. Remember the quarterbacks after Troy Aikman? Folks like Quincy Carter and Chad Henning? Didn’t we trade away Emmitt Smith so that Troy Hambrick could start? Give me a break. Who is the GM? …oh, yeah, that is Jerry Jones also.

My suggestion is either find a coach who Jerry will listen to (not going to happen) or fire Jerry Jones. So, my conclusion is that Jerry Jones is the main problem with the Cowboys.

By |2010-11-04T12:46:19-04:00November 4th, 2010|Sports|Comments Off on Jerry Jones promises changes
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