Well, I should have made a huge bet on the Cleveland game. What were' the oddsmakers thinking? 4.5 points?? I had it pegged pretty well. I predicted the score to be 35 -17 an 18 point spread. The final score: 28 -10, an 18 point spread.
The Cowboys played an almost perfect game. I said almost. There are still too many penalties. I believe 11 for about 80 yards. Of course we Cowboys fans knew the season had started when Flozell Adams had his obigatory offside penalty! Too many holding penalties, 2 in one drive alone! T.O.'s penalty for taunting was a litlle on the rediculous side if you ask me. Is there no fun at all allowed in pro football?
Tony Romo was pretty smooth. Except for the interception in the endzone, but I have to give him some slack since Felix Jones did miss his block on that play. Oh well, he's a rookie. He needs to learn blocking from Marian Barber. Did you see the block he picked up when Romo through the TD to TO? Wow. Kuddos to th O-line!! Romo stood back there all day just waiting for someone/anyone to get open.
Whitten and TO both played well as expected. Barber was on his way to 100 yards until he had to leave in the 3rd quarter. Jones and Choice did great as his replacements. Crayton and Stanbeck both made contributions.
Special teams need to tighten up the kickoff/punt return coverage. Cleveland had a few drives starting past their own 30. Extra points were all that Nick Folk got to kick, but that's a good thing right?
I think the defense was excellent. 205 total yards from a somewhat high powered Cleveland offense? Can't get any better than that in my mind. PacMan is still a little rusty, but played pretty well overall.
Pretty good start to the season. Cowboys needed to come out and make a statement and they did. Now let's see how they do against the dreaded and feared Eagles!!