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Dallas evades the Dawg Pound!!

Posted on: September 8, 2008 8:47 pm
 

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!!

 

 

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:10 am
 

Dallas evades the Dawg Pound!!

Hi Rob,

Yes, many Cowboy "non-likers" keep wondering what happened to the TO blowup.  Going into his 3rd season here, I truly believe he loves being a Dallas Cowboy.  Yes, I'm trying to forget the lean, Dave Campo, Chan Gailey, etc years.  This year we better take advantage of the great team that we have and not blow it like last year!

Thanks for your comments!

 




Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2008 7:18 am
 

Dallas evades the Dawg Pound!!

As much as I would love to have seen the Browns put a whooping on the Cowboys, I have to give credit where credit is due. The Cowboys have a very solid football team. One of the most complete teams in the salary-cap laden NFL. They had a lot of lean years after their 90s Super Bowl run and I remember quite clearly the Dave Campo-Quincy Carter days.

But these Cowboys have been put together very well and have, so far, played together as a team better than most people expected. I have kept waiting for the big T.O. blowup and it still hasn't happened! I keep waiting for Jerry Jones to make a bonehead move but each move seems to be paying off. The Cowboys easily took out a team, on the road, that was 10-6 a year ago and a trendy playoff pick this season.

Cowboys are scary good. Eagles had a great opener too and should be a fun game in week 2.




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2008 7:17 pm
 

Dallas evades the Dawg Pound!!

Thanks Sadurtimes...I can't help but believe our defense will get nothing but better....Nine 1st round picks on our defense....I expect them to be great!



Since: Mar 24, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2008 6:32 pm
 

Dallas evades the Dawg Pound!!

Excellent point on the penalties, way to many. I think that Tony Romo and offense had a great game. The stats back that up. The defense has a few wholes but the injuries put some players in positions for the first time and that will fix it self. Great blog. I enjoyed the read.



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