GAME RECAP: COWBOYS 37 – PACKERS 27

Favre Remains Winless in Dallas as the Cowboys Lead the NFC and Clinch a Playoff Spot 

After months of speculation, the Dallas Cowboys came out with a win and the NFC lead in last night’s showdown over the Green Bay Packers. The final score of 37-27 doesn’t begin to tell the story of the rollercoaster ride both teams experienced.

It was a record breaking night for the Cowboys as they are now 11-1 with 4 games left to play in the season. Tony Romo continued to break franchise records left and right and ended the night going 19-of-30 for 309 yards with 4 touchdowns.

Romo now stands at 33 touchdown passes for the season, surpassing Danny White’s record of 29 and tying Troy Aikman’s record of consecutive games with a touchdown pass, 16. Romo also passes Don Meredith with most games with 4 or more touchdowns.

Terrell Owens had a record-breaking night as well with his 14th touchdown catch of the season, tying Frank Clarke’s high set in 1962. Owens finished the night with seven catches for 156 yards and one touchdown tying another mark with a TD catch in seven straight games.

Patrick Crayton contributed with two touchdowns and tight end Anthony Fasano caught his first career touchdown.

The defense certainly kept the Packers in check, recording three sacks and nine quarterback pressures against Favre and Rodgers. Favre was held to 5 of 14 passes for 56 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.

But the biggest story last night was probably when Brett Favre was taken out of the game in the second quarter. He took a hit by cornerback Nathan Jones which left Favre holding his right arm and his fingers numb. It was later reported that he had separated his shoulder. Favre holds the record of consecutive starts by an NFL quarterback with 249.

With Favre sidelined, out comes the backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers was 18-of-25 for 201 yards and a touchdown. Not bad for a backup, but clearly not enough to catch the Cowboys. At one point in the Packers came within a field goal, but soon after Romo tacked on another touchdown and Nick Folk completed his third field goal.

The Dallas Cowboys now stand alone in first in the NFC at 11-1. They also clinched a playoff spot after the win. If the Giants lose against Chicago this weekend it would mean the Cowboys clinch the NFC East division.

HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!

 

 

Way to go, Cowboy Fans!

You guys were LOUD AND PROUD!! My ears are STILL ringing & my voice… GONE! I had trouble keeping up with all of you! WooooWeee!! What a game & what an atmosphere!

Ya’ll have a great day!

HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWBOYS??

GAME PREVIEW: PACKERS @ COWBOYS

Packers (10-1) vs. Cowboys (10-1) Thursday, November 29, 7:15 PM CT on NFL Network or on My 27 Locally in the Dallas Area

Week 13 Preview:

The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers will clash heads at Texas Stadium in a game that will likely determine home-field advantage throughout the playoffs in the NFC this year.  With a win, the Cowboys will clinch a playoff berth for the 2nd straight season, and with a New York Giants loss this week, would clinch the NFC East .  The Cowboys can also clinch a playoff berth with a New Orleans and Arizona loss.

Tony Romo has been compared to Brett Favre a lot this season.  They are the same in a lot of ways after all.  They both sling the ball around, sometimes a bit carelessly, they both have great pocket presence to escape the rush, and they both have a heap of fun with what they do.  They also have some similar stats.  Favre has 3,356 yards to Romo’s 3,043, but Romo has thrown 29 touchdown passes to Favre’s 22.  This is sure to be a great matchup.

How successful the Cowboys are in this game may depend on whether or not Cowboys left tackle Marc Colombo can stop Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman.  Stopping Kampman, who currently leads the league in sacks with 11, will give Romo the time he needs to spot his open receivers and keep Brett Favre off the field. 

Also helping to keep Favre off of the field will be the Dallas running game.  The two-heded monster of Julius Jones and Marion Barber III could prove to be big and very underestimated in a game that will most likely be a shootout.  Ryan Grant has helped Green Bay find a running game recently, but Dallas hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher all season long, and you wonder how fresh he will be in the 4th quarter.

Brett Favre will be sure to attack the Dallas secondary.  They have been questionable at times this season defending the pass, so we may see Favre throw well down the field a lot.  The Cowboys secondary will have to be on their toes at all times and be ready for anything that the Packers and Favre throw their way, especially watching the 5 wide receiver sets.

For the most part, with the exception of Terry Glenn, who is still rehabbing his knee, the Cowboys are at full strength.  Patrick Crayton and Anthony Henry, both with ankle injuries, participated in practice all week and should be ready to go.

What a game this promises to be!  GO COWBOYS!!!

 

 

 

A Good Old-Fashioned Gunfight

Tonight’s premier matchup will be like a good old-fashioned gunfight, featuring two of the best gunslingers in the country in Brett Favre and Tony Romo. It’s a classic matchup that features the slick veteran who has won countless battles, versus the new kid in town with the faster draw and the quicker trigger finger.

You can expect to see plenty of downfield action as both Favre and Romo try to gain the advantage by throwing deep, and throwing often. Each team’s secondary will face a big challenge keeping up with the air show, and it could come down to some fancy footwork and quick hands, from Terence Newman and Anthony Henry to save the day.

Expect the Dallas pass rush to be fast and furious tonight. I expect huge efforts from DeMarcus Ware, Chris Canty and Greg Ellis.  

The Dallas rushing attack featuring Marion the Barbarian, and Julius Jones easily trumps the Green Bay Packers, and will add balance to the overall Cowboys attack.

I have been waiting for this game for over a month, and now that it is finally here I am anxiously awaiting the start of what’s bound to be one of the best games of the year!

My prediction: Cowboys 31 – Packers 28

 

A Game As Big As Texas!

I am so excited to be blogging with you all today! Honestly, I don’t know where to begin! The game tomorrow night is as big as Texas!  The winner of the game gets the inside track to homefield advantage in the NFC playoffs. This is the first time since 1990 that two 10-1 teams have met. Jerry Jones calls it the biggest game at Texas Stadium since the two teams met in the 1996 NFC Championship Game.

Rightfully so, Jerry! On top of that, I think the Cowboys are ready to send the Packers packin’!

As a fan, I am beside myself about the Cowboys this year. Like most TRUE FANS, I rode through the storm with my team. I felt their defeat and cheered even when the loss was clear. I cried and celebrated with them… and now, THIS SEASON, we are looking at WINNERS! This is a Super Bowl worthy team.

This is the game we have been waiting to see. This is THE BIG ONE and I’m so glad it’s at OUR HOUSE! The Cowboys have to go into this focused and in control. Fans need to help! Here’s our game plan. Got your pen handy? You might want to take notes! *wink*

First of all, any time Green Bay has the ball YOU MUST BE ON YOUR FEET MAKING MAJOR NOISE!! If it’s 4th down or they are in the red, STAND TALLER AND BE LOUDER!! Our goal is to make them get penalities for delay of game every time they go to snap! If they can’t hear Favre, they can’t play!

 LOUD AND PROUD, Cowboy Fans, LOUD AND PROUD!!

Any time the Cowboys have the ball, have a seat, get some rest, enjoy the game! When Romo has the ball, be vewy vewy quiet… Like we’re huntin’ wabbits! Now, I know you get excited when Romo takes the field and I just LOVE it when you all chant for one player or another but you have to remember how distracting that can be for the players. Especially the offense. We really need them to be able to FEEL the play… not the crowd noise. That is reserved to help draw a penalty on the Packers!!

Fans play a HUGE role during big games like this one. We have to stick to the plan, fans! There is a time for everything fans do during the game. Save it for the right time.

Ok fans! Any questions about our game plan? What noise makers, signs & crazy outfits are you taking/wearing to the game? Where is the coolest tailgate party going to be? I will be there Thursday night! I’ll try to find you! If I don’t find you, look for me near Section 1! I will have on my Star Hat. Trust me…. YOU CAN’T MISS IT! hehe!

See you at the game!! GO COWBOYS!!!

 

 some info from FoxSports.com

Will The Real Terrell Owens Please Stand Up!

Long before Terrell Owens became a Cowboy, we all heard about his mouth being bigger than his heart, and his penchant for getting into trouble being greater than his talent.

I never really knew anything about Terrell Owens except for what I heard on ESPN and read in Sports Illustrated. It got to the point where I actually hated the guy, and yet I really knew nothing about the man. Shame on me.

I have now observed Terrell Owens first hand for almost two years. He is everything that I hoped he would be, and nothing like the derelict he was portrayed as by the media. For years they have maligned his heart, his desire and his character, and yet I’ve never seen that Terrell Owens.

The Terrell Owens I’ve seen is a natural born leader. In 2006 I saw him go out there and play hurt for almost an entire season. I would see him cringe with pain everytime he caught a rocket from Tony Romo. Yes, he dropped some of those passes, but even still he was among the leaders in receiving with another 1000 yard campaign, 13 touchdowns and 85 receptions. Incredible…

Those numbers don’t even tell the story of how he took a young unproven quarterback who had no NFL experience under his belt, and helped him become the star he is today. It doesn’t tell the story of a man who played hurt everyday and showed his teammates that playing in the NFL is a privilege not a birthright. Terrell Owens found a home in Dallas, and in Owens, Dallas found an inspirational leader.

Now we are only five games away from the end of the regular season. Owens is on the verge of his greatest season ever. He already has 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is 300 yards, and 3 touchdowns away from his career highs with five games left to play. He has been Romo’s go to guy all season long. He leads the team in TD’s and in fact, he has more touchdowns then the entire receiving corps combined.

Despite all of Owens heroics and his outstanding production, you don’t hear anything about it from the media. Those same sportscasters and sports writers that were so willing to tarnish Terrell Owens even at the beginning of the season, have all suddenly gone quiet. They have nothing else to say. They are all a disgrace to their profession.

When Brett Favre and Jeremy Shockey scream and holler, or curse out their teammates when they do wrong, or celebrate after a game winning score, they are called gutsy and fiery. When Terrell Owens did those same things in his past, he was called a clubhouse cancer, and a showboat, and an arrogant player.

I am so grateful that Terrell Owens chose to play out his career with the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas is where all shining stars belong. I am glad that I got to see the real Terrell Owens have his finest season now in 2007.

Today, I went and purchased a Christmas gift for a little boy and decided on a Dallas Cowboys Jersey. They had every jersey that I could have possibly wanted, but I picked out the one that said "Owens" on the back. It made me feel good inside, and I know it will bring a warm smile to his face on Christmas morning.

I can’t ever take back all the bad things I’ve thought about Terrell Owens before he became a Cowboy. But I can make up for it by making sure I never get swayed by the media again, and by letting people know that if they want to see the real Terrell Owens, they should tune into a Dallas Cowboys football game and watch T.O. do his magic.

NFL Star Sean Taylor Loses Fight For Life

Washington Redskin safety Sean Taylor passed away early this morning after injuries suffered from a gunshot wound. The 24-year old Pro football player was shot at home during an apparent armed burglary. The gunshot was fired at his leg and damged his femoral artery causing significant blood loss. Taylor had been airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL early Monday.

At one point Monday night there was hope after Taylor squeezed a nurse’s hand. However, he never regained consciousness. Doctors aren’t sure how he squeezed the hand, some say he may have been trying to say goodbye. 

Taylor’s girlfriend and 1-year old daughter were also in the house at the time of the shooting, fortunately neither were hurt.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this troubled time. May he find peace with the Lord.

The Future Home of the Dallas Cowboys

While in Dallas for Thanksgiving, I decided to take a short visit over to Arlington to get some photos and a first hand look at the new Cowboys Stadium currently under construction. I was so amazed at this "monster" of a stadium that is taking shape. I have seen the virtual tour online and artist renderings but when you are right there, well I just can’t explain how it feels.

It is still somewhat of a skeleton, but its definitely coming along quite well. After all is said and done the stadium will span 2.3 million square feet, tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty. It will be the largest domed structure in the world, and house 80,000 people with the capability of expanding for 100,000 people. Of course, we’ve all heard these statistics but to see it still blows my mind.

I’m very happy that I took the opportunity to visit the future site of "The House that Romo Built". I plan to visit again as it progresses and compare the photos. This is definitely history in the making. If you live in the Dallas area and have not checked it out, I certainly recommend taking some time to do so.

 

 

 

GAME RECAP: COWBOYS 34 – JETS 3

Cowboys Carve Up The Jets In Thanksgiving Classic! 

I don’t think there was a soul in Dallas who believed the Cowboys would lose to the lowly Jets on Thanksgiving Day at Texas Stadium. They were right. Once the snow flurries started falling, once you smelled the aroma of a great Thanksgiving dinner coming from the kitchen, once you saw the "Silver and Blue" take the field, you knew that destiny was on the side of the Cowboys.

The Dallas Cowboys absolutely demolished the New York Jets by a lopsided score of 34-3 and set a new franchise record with a 10-1 start to their magical 2007 season. The game was an amazing showcase of the superior talent-laden team led by the NFC’s top quarterback, Tony Romo.

Romo, actually led the Cowboys upfield during their first possession of the game on a quick scoring drive that was completed by a Marion Barber touchdown to put the Boys up 7-0. That was all they needed, but there was even more excitement to come in the next three quarters.

Some of the stars on offense included Jason Witten who caught 4 passes including a 25-yard touchdown strike from Romo. Terrell Owens kept his scoring streak alive with six catches of his own including a 22-yard TD in the fourth quarter of the game. Romo was his spectacular self, completing 21 of 28 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, Barber and Jones combined for over 165 yards rushing. It was the second time this season that Barber topped the century mark in rushing.

As great as the offense was on this day, it was the defense that was the stars of this show!

What a display of toughness and grit the Cowboys defense served up to the shell-shocked Jets. The defense held them back to the point where they had more punts than third down conversions. OUCH!

Terence Newman sizzled as he picked of Kellen Clemens and took it all the way home for his first ever touchdown on an interception. T-New is back on top of his game!

The line was absolutely devastating against the Jets offensive line. They were led by exceptional efforts from Greg Ellis who had a couple of sacks, and Chris Canty who added another. Pat Watkins was in on five tackles as was De Marcus Ware.

There were so many great efforts in the game, that for the first time in the history of the Galloping Gobbler Award, it was awarded to the following five Cowboys; Tony Romo, Chris Canty, De Marcus Ware, Terence Newman, and Greg Ellis. WOW! 

The next game for the Cowboys, might be the biggest game of the year as they kick-off against a red hot Green Bay Packers team that is also 10-1, and being led by a resurgent Brett Favre. It is going to be a clash of the titans. Unfortunately for so many football lovers out there, the game is only being showcased on the NFL network which means millions of viewers will be blacked out. Shame on the NFL who are going to keep millions of fans from watching what could be the best game of the year in 2007.

The game will haves big ramifications for both teams, because at stake is home-field advantage for the playoffs. Both teams will have plenty of time to rest up for the years biggest showdown!

GO COWBOYS!

GAME PREVIEW: JETS @ COWBOYS

Jets (2-8) vs. Cowboys (9-1), Thursday, November 22, 3:15 PM CT on CBS

Week 12 Preview:

The Dallas look to improve to 10-1 on the season when they take on the New York Jets at Texas Stadium on Thanksgiving Day.  This will be the 40th anniversary of the Cowboys playing at home on this holiday.  All-time Dallas is 24-14-1.  The Jets are only 2-8, but they did upset the previously 7-2 Steelers last week, and cannot be taken lightly.  The Cowboys are also being faced with trying not to look ahead to the game next Thursday against the Green Bay Packers that may determine who gets home field throughout the playoffs.  We all know what happened in the game against Buffalo, so we can’t afford to let our guard down this time.

Julius and Thomas Jones will meet for the first time since 2004, when the Cowboys defeated the Bears 21-7 in 2004.

Terrell Owens has been on fire in the past few games, seeming almost invisible to opposing cornerbacks as many times as he’s been left wide open.  Tony Romo has been equaling efficient, and I don’t see any reason why another big day isn’t in store for them on Thanksgiving, especially since the Jets have the 29th ranked defense in the NFL.

Patrick Crayton sprained his ankle last week and it is uncertain if he will play in the game against the Jets.  If he can’t go, Wade Phillips will put Sam Hurd at the 2nd receiver spot and Miles Austin will move into the 3rd spot.

Wide receiver Terry Glenn is still out with his knee injury.  Wide receiver Patrick Crayton (ankle) has not practiced at all on this short week and is listed as questionable.  Guard Leonard Davis (ankle), cornerback Anthony Henry (ankle), and wide receiver Isaiah Stanback (shoulder) went through full practices all week and are listed as probable.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  GO COWBOYS!!!

 

 

 

 

A Thanksgiving Message to StarStruck Friends

I would like to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving. I will be traveling to Dallas to be with my family, Thursday through Saturday. I will not be around to talk about the game or update the website, however a friend will be covering for me. Everything should be back to normal by Sunday.

I am very happy to be spending the holiday with my HUGE Cowboys family. We will definitely be gathered around the TV cheering on them ‘Boys wearing our jerseys just like you! God Bless and Go Cowboys!

 

Save a Turkey! Stuff A JET!

I am so excited to be able to bring you today’s blog! I find myself squished between an exciting game Sunday and another exciting day tomorrow! How lucky can one gal be? So, first, I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I know some celebrate this holiday in various ways and on a variety of days. I hope, however you celebrate Thanksgiving, it is a safe and happy time!

Now we can get to the meat and taters! The Cowboys played an OUTSTANDING game on Sunday. How awesome was it to see Romo and T.O. go OFF like they did??

ONLY VERY AWESOME, right?

If you play fantasy football and your opponent had those two, you got whipped, huh? Sorry about that. I have talked to A LOT of people who found themselves in that position. I think the common phrase among people in that situtation was, "…they beat me with just those two players!" YIKES and Woohooo!! Yikes because I know how that feels…. WoooHooo cuz DAT’S MY BOYS!!!

For those of you that read my last post, you know that I went head-to-head in a Fantasy Game against my husband. I was calling it the "Fantasy Battle Of The Spouses!" I had all but written that game off as a loss… but I won! Wooohoo!! I promised I wouldn’t strut around but I didn’t promise I wouldn’t brag online! YA KNOW!?

The Cowboys play the Jets at home on Thanksgiving! I just LOVE attending the Thankgiving game! In my opinion, it is the game that gives the fans the FULL fan experience! I will have my camera ready to take pictures of the fans, the game, the action and the fun! If you can’t go, you will feel like you were there once I’m done with my slideshow!

While I’m on the subject of a slideshow… Here’s the slideshow from Sunday’s game. (Click Here) Please keep in mind that I was using a new camera. I keep telling myself that some of the pictures have an artistic value. You be the judge! *smiles*

I will be honest, when I looked at the schedule prior to Pre-Season, I was a little disappointed that our Thanksgiving game was against the Jets. They are just not very good! After watching them grow over the last few weeks, I have convinced myself it will be a decent game… not the yawn-fest my first impression gave me. Maybe Romo, T.O. AND The Barbarian will get to go off this time! I have already chalked this one up as a win… but that’s why they play the game every week, right? ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN! Yet, I know my favorite team is prepared and I will be there cheering them on!

If you will be there, look for me in or near Section 1! You can’t miss my BIG BLUE Star shaped hat!

Ya’ll have a great day and a wonderful long weekend!

GO COWBOYS!!!!