The Cowboys keep going and going like the Energizer Bunny these days. As they roll into the Meadowlands for their big confrontation with the New York Giants on Sunday, they can be proud of the fact that they have the number one ranked offense in the NFC.
One of the main reasons the offense is doing so well is because of the leagues best tight end, Jason Witten. When Terry Glenn went down with an injury, many wondered how big of a negative impact it would have on the receiving corps. When Patrick Crayton was named as the number two starter, we all wondered if he would be up for the challenge. Last season, Terry Glenn had 70 receptions for over 1,000 yards with six touchdowns. So far based on current trends, Crayton is on pace for 52 catches and 800 yards. Not bad, but certainly not great either.
Witten, on the other hand has put up numbers worthy of a second receiver and is on pace for 90 receptions for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. Because of the Glenn injury, we discovered a superior offensive weapon in Jason Witten. Sure, he was always regarded as fine tightend, but his previous career high was only 757 yards on 66 catches. It wasn’t until this season that he became a critical part of the passing game.
Within the next 1-2 weeks, Terry Glenn is expected to begin practicing again, and getting himself into game day condition. The way I see it, I expect Terry Glenn to start on Thursday, November 29th, against the Green Bay Packers. With both teams currently sporting identical records of 7-1, it will be billed as "The Clash of the Titans."
It will be the perfect time to inject some fresh legs and some new life into our powerhouse offense. The NFC won’t know what hit them.
Once Glenn returns to the fold, our offense will be unparalleled in the NFC and on the same level and maybe even superior to the Patriots and Colts.
Tony Romo will now have not two reliable targets to throw his bombs to, but THREE Pro Bowl receivers in Terrell Owens, Jason Witten and Terry Glenn.
I am excited about seeing all three of them playing together once again, as we march all the way to the post season and beyond.