Vikings (2-3) vs. Cowboys (5-1), Sunday, October 21, 3:15 PM CT on FOX

Week 7 Preview:

The Dallas Cowboys look to bounce bounce from their first defeat of the season and head into their bye week 6-1 as they take on the Minnesota Vikings at Texas Stadium on Sunday. 

As strange as this sounds, a loss Sunday against the Vikings could mean that we share the lead in the NFC East.  The Giants are sitting at 4-2 with a 4-game win streak while the Redskins are in at 3-2. 

Adrian Peterson will be the main focus of the Cowboys defense.  He ran all over Chicago for 224 yards last week at Chicago, and is the ignition to the offense.  Minnesota has the 28th ranked pass offense in the NFL, so stopping Peterson will go a long way to a Dallas victory Sunday.  The Cowboys have not allowed a 100-yard rusher all season long, so something will have to give. 

The Dallas offense should have a field day passing the ball, as the Vikings have the worst overall pass defense in the NFL .  However, Minnesota also has the most takeaways, with 14.  Rushing the ball could prove to be a huge challenge though, as the Vikings have the 2nd best rush defense in the NFL.

It is possiblew that Greg Ellis could takeover the starting position as linebacker for the first time this season.  Wade Phillips says that it is up in the air as to whether that will happen or if Anthony Spencer will start in his place again.

Starting wide receiver Terry Glenn (knee), and starting cornerback Anythony Henry (knee), are out with their respective injuries.  It is likely that Henry will be back after the bye week though, so that is good news.  Fullback Oliver Hoyte (neck) is doubtful, safety Courtney Brown (biceps), is questionable, and safety Keith Davis is probable.


Injury Report: Week 7

Game Status:

WR Terry Glenn (Knee)
CB Anthony Henry (Ankle)

FB Oliver Hoyte (Neck)

S Courtney Brown (Biceps)

S Keith Davis (Shoulder)

Anthony Henry is still out with that high ankle sprain. This will be his third week out, hopefully after the bye week coming up he can return in the following game against Philly. 

Keith Davis returned last week and made it through the game with some soreness. He should be active and ready to go on Sunday. 

Rookie safety Courtney Brown hasn’t played in a game yet, but we may get to see him in action this week.

There were worries about Tony Romo after hearing that he had a shoulder strain this past week. It was his non-throwing arm, no concern there and he was not on the injury report.


A Tank Will Soon Join The Big Guns in Dallas

Recently signed Terry "Tank" Johnson has been given permission to practice with the Cowboys and will join the team for Game 10 against the New York Giants. Tank was given an 8 game suspension by the NFL following some off-the-field legal issues.

The Cowboys signed the defensive tackle to a 2-year deal back in September after the loss of Jason Ferguson due to injury. Tank should fit in nice at the nose tackle position despite never playing in a 3-4 scheme. Tank has been practicing on his own in Valley Ranch and attending required counseling.

Tank Johnson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2004. In his three years with the Bears, Johnson had 63 tackles and nine sacks. He was part of a great defensive which included Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, and Nathan Vasher. During Super Bowl XLI, Tank recorded 4 tackles, 1 assist and half a sack.

Johnson has had more than his share of legal problems. He was arrested for concealed possession of a handgun in November of 2005. He pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge and received 18 months probation. Three months following this incident he was arrested again and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, but those charges were later dropped.

In December of 2006, he was arrested once again for gun charges and violation of probation. Police found six unlicensed weapons in his home, including two assault rifles. The judge sentenced Tank to home confinement, but he was given permission to attend the Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears. After the Super Bowl Johnson pled guilty to the violation of probation charge and served 120 days in jail. He was released May 13, 2007.

The following month Tank was pulled over for speeding and driving under the influence. However, he was released and the charges were dropped. The blood test conducted at the time of the arrest later confirmed his blood alcohol content was under the legal limit. The Chicago Bears seen this as the last straw and released him on June 25, 2007.

It seems that Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are looking to give Tank Johnson a second chance.

"Real gregarious kind of guy," said Coach Wade Phillips. "He’s ready to play, wants to play, seems excited about it. And he’s a pretty personable guy. All positives as far as I’m concerned, and he’s working hard. He listens."

Hopefully Tank will take this opportunity that he has been given by the Dallas Cowboys and turn his life around. Everyone may deserve a second chance, but ask anyone, Jerry Jones won’t give you a third chance.




I am currently commuting back and forth between Abilene and Dallas. Typically I’m only in Dallas on the weekends to spend time with my son. He’s 15 and a real rock star on his baseball team. Yet he’s more of a football fan. I really enjoy watching football with him. He’s of course a Cowboys fan. He’s also a really hard core Longhorns fan. He is so emotional about his teams that sometimes it’s frustrating for me. It’s really interesting to watch the transitions a teenager goes through. Just when you think you have them figured out, they change on you.

Last season, near the end, when The Cowboys had a big loss, he took down his Cowboys myspace layout and put up an LT layout. Kelly will remember this. I was pissed! I told him that he’s being fairweathered. We had a very heated discussion about this. I really didn’t think I got through to him. Then the draft came and he had a nervous breakdown over Brady Quinn being passed over by The Cowboys. I explained that it was the right thing to do in backing up Romo, on Jerry and Stephen Jones’ part. Again, I just got that look that teenagers give and figured I had gotten nowhere.

This season, I saw that I had possibly gotten through but maybe a little too much. One good thing is that LT is still on his myspace but he’s just a hero. JD makes it clear he’s a Cowboys fan. Here are some things that he is now getting angry with me about and questioning my loyalty!

I pointed out to him the difference between Marion Barber and Julius Jones and called Julius "glass legs". To him this means I hate Julius.

The Texas OU game was coming up and I told him to prepare himself for our guys to get stomped. He was livid with me because I was not being a true fan in his opinion.

I was such a nervous wreck before the Cowboys and Patriots game, saying we’re not ready. We can’t beat them yet, but still hoping for a miracle. Well that pissed him off too.

I’m calling this a 190 degree turn. We went a little too far! But I think he’s headed in the right direction. I don’t hate Julius Jones. I don’t even want him fired or traded. I’m greedy and want to keep JJ and MB. I want The Longhorns to beat the Sooners every year in the Red River Shoot Out. I wanted The Cowboys to beat The Patriots more than I have wanted anything in a long time. I am not ever what I consider to be critical. I just see the difference between a good player and a great player. I see the difference between a really good football team and a near perfect football team. Still I am so glad I am not hearing my child say "we suck" or having knee jerk reactions like changing his flag or his colors just because of one or two bad games.

Now back to Abilene. If you know me, you know I am Dallas city urban girl. Born and raised in the heart of Big D. I love my home and I don’t love small towns, suburbia, remote places of any kind. They’re great for a weekend, but that is it for me. I hate being in Abilene but I love the time I am spending with my father here. I don’t go out much without my Dad in Abilene because I stick out like a sore thumb in this God forsaken place, wherever I go. Well, I made an exception and it was a mistake. Monday night, I had watched all my primetime shows and my Dad was away in South Texas. I was at a fairly decent drive up motel here in Abilene and my much younger brother had mentioned that the bar there was ok. I was in the mood for an Amaretto or two and I figured Monday Night football was on at the bar so I thought "what the heck". I walked in and noticed every head turn to see who was coming in the door. I went on to the bar and sat down facing the big screen with the game on. I asked the bartendress for an Amaretto and then it began. She asks me "You want the real kind? Cuz we ain’t got that here." Then she walks over and grabs the "fake kind" and shows it to me. I told her that would be fine. Then she proceeds to pour it over ice and I stopped her. I asked her to please give it to me straight up. She slaps a shot glass down in front of me and fills it up. I grinned and decided it was no big deal; especially after she said "that’s a buck-fifty". So I drank Amaretto out of a shot glass for the first time ever. 

I just kept staring at the big screen and trying to ignore the stares coming at me "the blonde stranger" in the half redneck/half college student flooded motel bar on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Abilene, TX (if you don’t get the humor in that then you haven’t been to Abilene). I engaged in lite football conversation with some traveling married guy looking to cheat on his wife. It was of course a conversation about football. Once I responded that I was a die-hard Cowboy fan, I blew my chances of having any fun in this bar. ‘Married guy’ had just bought me another shot of Amaretto and the bar maid says "T.O. sucks, I hate that ‘n’-word". Then some dude who appeared to come out of the wall, says "What the ‘F’ happened to The Cowboys Sunday, they need to go back to training camp". And the idiot fest was on. I heard more crap in 2 minutes from more drunk idiots calling themselves Cowboys fans in a bar adorned with Cowboys posters and neons, then you can imagine. I chugged my Amaretto, which is really gross, you don’t do that with Amaretto! And I said outloud "Well that’s my cue, if I stay one more minute, I will have to give lessons on being a REAL COWBOYS FAN and I am not interested in spending the night in jail". I had really good timing too because as the door closed behind me I heard the words "Romo" and "Homo" and I knew I would have been in trouble had I not left just when I did.

This kind of fanship is infuriating to me. One loss against the greatest team in the league and that kind of talk? PUHLEEZ! Well at least I got my kid straightened out, although he’ll never give me credit for it. Then again, he’s really smart. I didn’t meet any smart people in that bar.

GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!


Disappointing Loss?


A disappointing loss is a loss against a team we should have won hands down… The kind of team that makes you wonder if they would even bother showing up. Sunday’s loss against New England was anything but disappointing. In fact, it was everything I hoped it would be! Exciting, entertaining, moving and encouraging are words I would use to describe this game… not disappointing!

We arrived almost three hours before the game. The parking lot was already packed with tailgate parties and enthusiastic game goers. As a fan in the stands, I found myself surrounded by fellow Cowboy Fans and friendly Patriot fans. Deep in my Cowboy Lovin’ heart, I knew this game would be a battle and the odds of the Cowboys winning was not 100%.

But, fans showed up by the dozens to support their team: win, lose or tie! Not only am I proud of the Cowboys for hangin’ in and hangin’ on with a team like New England but I’m especially proud of my fellow fans! Cowboy fans showed how true winners celebrate facing a loss. I did not see disappointment in their eyes as I walked back to my car… I saw HOPE and EXCITEMENT for the future!

"Confidence is not rattled or shaken at all," Spears said. "There are a lot of teams that were wishing they were 5-1 right now. We lost a football game. It’s not the end of the world."

Spears is right, ya know? It’s not the end of the world! And we have every reason to be excited! It is still very early in the season and our favorite team is looking good! The noise and energy us fans produced Sunday needs to return this Sunday! I asked you guys to make so much noise that my ears would ring for days, right? Well, the humming stopped late last night! That’s how you know the fans were LOUD AND PROUD, right!?

THANK YOU, COWBOY FANS!!! I enjoyed every hum-filled moment!

I would also like to comment on the fan signs at the game! Some were FAN-tastic! I think I spent as much time reading them as I did screaming, "Go Cowboys!" Everyone got very creative and I LOVED IT! One, in particular, stands out in my mind. Probably because as soon as I saw it, I thought of this website and all of you! It said Star Struck and had a Cowboy Star piercing a Patriot in the head. It was very cool! If that was yours, you sat a few rows in front of me! I totally tried to get a chance to say hello but my timing was way off!


I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday! Cowboys play the Vikings and there is no other place I would rather be than at the stadium with people like those of you I met last Sunday!

STAY LOUD & PROUD, Cowboy Fans! You play a big role in home games and we need to go into our BYE week 6-1! That would be FAN-tastic!!



PS.- If you are interested in seeing my photos from the game, you can find them by clicking here! If you do check them out, please come back to this page and comment! I would love to know what you think and what you would like to see from the next game!

Our Prayers Go Out to Ron Springs and His Family


Former Cowboys RB Ron Springs In Coma

According to published reports, former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs fell into a coma in a Dallas hospital because of complications from a Saturday surgery to have a cyst removed from one of his arms.

Springs, 50, has battled complications from diabetes for 16 years and received a kidney from former Cowboys teammate Everson Walls in February.

The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that cornerback Shawn Springs has flown to Dallas to be with his father.


Don’t Hang This Loss On Our Defense


When the Patriots rolled into town on Sunday, some likened it to the "Clash of the Titans," and on many levels it was. Two great teams, both with undefeated records, were going to do battle on an extreme level, and only one team would come out of it with their undefeated record intact. Unfortunately, it was the Patriots who prevailed as the Cowboys were left scratching their heads and wondering what went wrong.

A victory for the Cowboys was clearly in their grasp in the early going, but as the seconds and then minutes ticked away, the chasm between the Patriots and the Cowboys widened, and there was no catching the Pats on this day.

The Cowboys defense came ready to play, the offense on the other hand, did not. The Cowboys offense did what they’ve been doing all season long, and didn’t show up until the second quarter of the game. For the first five games of the season, they were able to get away with their three-quarters style of play, but when you face a team as good as the Patriots, you need to play at full throttle for all four quarters.

Instead of wearing down the Patriots defense, our offense wore down our own defense. They failed to convert on third-down way too many times early in the game, and the Patriots dominated possession of the ball for most of the first half and kept the Dallas defense on the field far longer than they should have been. Of course there were other factors that contributed to the loss, like the number of penalties (12-98 Yards), and not being able to establish the run until it was too late, but when you allow the opposition to control the ball for almost 40 minutes, it’s going to bite you in the butt.

The bottom line is that we lost and now we have to move on and focus on the Vikings. We can only hope that moving forward that the Cowboys show up ready to play… for all four quarters…

Go Cowboys!


Patriots Wear Down Cowboys’ ‘D’ in 48-27 Win

The Dallas Cowboys dropped to 5-1 on the season after a hard fought loss to the Patriots at Texas Stadium Sunday afternoon.  It was actually a much closer game than the score would indicate.

"Well, they are that good," Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said of the Patriots as he opened his post-game press conference. "I think the final score looks a little worse than it was. But they’re a great team. We had our chances . . . we could’ve stayed in the game. But they played better than we did. They’re an outstanding team."

"We wanted to be one of the elite teams in the league," Phillips said. "Obviously, we’re not. This was certainly a wake-up call for us."

The Cowboyas started off slow, going 3 and out on their 1st 3 possessions of the game, while the Patriots scored touchdowns on 2 of their 3 possessions, making it 14-0 quickly.  Tom Brady executed a 14-play drive that ended in a 6-yard TD pass to Randy Moss and a 6-play drive that was completed with a 35-pass touchdown pass to Wes Welker. 

On Dallas’ next possession, Tony Romo led the Cowboys on a long 11-play drive, but it only ended in a Nick Folk field goal to cut the lead to 14-3. 

The Cowboys would jump right back into the game after Greg Ellis sacked Tom Brady on a 2 and 10 and forced a fumble, which Jason Hatcher promptly picked up and returned 29 yrads for the touchdown the cut the lead to 14-10 just like that.

The Patriots then executed another great offense drive, running 12 plays and marching 72 yards on a drive that ended in a 12-yard Wes Welker TD, his 2nd of the game to make it 21-10 Patriots.

Before the half, Tony Romo got it back.  With less than 1:00 left in the 1st half, Tony Romo threw a 12-yard TD pass to Terrell Owens to make it a 21-17 game at halftime. 

The Cowboys would take their 1st lead of the game on their 1st possession of the 2nd half.  After stopping the New England offense, Tony Romo conducted a 7-play drive that finished with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Crayton to give the Cowboys a 24-21 lead.  It would be very short-lived though. 

On the next Patriots drive, New England was driving once again, and a crucial play in the game unfolded.  On 2nd and 7 from  the Dallas 16, Tom Brady tried to find Randy Moss in the end zone.  However, Moss bumped into Pat Watkins, and Watkins was called for pass interference on the play.  It was a bad call that came back to bite the Cowboys on the next play, as Tom Brady found Kyle Brady for the 1-yard score to put the Patriots back on top 28-24. 

The Cowboys were only able to tack on another field goal the rest of the game and New England outscored Dallas 17-3 in the 4th quarter, rolling to a 48-27 win.

Tony Romo had a much better game than last week, completing 18/29 passes for 199 yards with 2 TD’s and an INT.

"I thought we were moving the ball pretty well there in the second quarter," said Tony Romo.  "I thought we had some things going. We grabbed a little momentum there before halftime."

The running game could never really did get going, as the offense wasn’t on the field that much.  Julius Jones carried the ball 6 times for 51 yards while Marion Barber III carried it 8 times for 47 yards.

Terrell Owens finished with 6 receptions for 66 yards and a TD, Patrick Crayton had 5 catches for 46 yards and 1 touchdown, while Jason Witten caught 3 passes for 47 yards.

Although the defense allowed 48 points, they still played solid, except on 3rd downs, where they had some trouble getting the stops they needed.  They did record 3 sacks and force 3 fumbles, the only one that they recovered being returned for a TD.

Penalties killed the Cowboys all game long.  They committed 12 totaling 98 yards.

Nick Folk made both of his field goals, his longest being 38 yards.

Not the best game we could’ve played obviously, but we kept it close until the 4th quarter, proving that we could hang with the Pastriots and that we can beat them, even if we didn’t on Sunday.  Now it’s time to focus on the Vikings before our bye week to try to go to 6-1.  We’re still in good shape.




Patriots (5-0) vs. Cowboys (5-0)  October 14, 3:15 PM CT on CBS

Week 6 Preview:

The Cowboys try to improve to 6-0 on the season and at the same time upset New England and lower their record to 5-1 on the season in what most are calling the biggest game of year so far this year as the Patriots and Cowboys collide at Texas Stadium.  The Patriots had a full week to prepare, coming off an easy win against Cleveland, while the Cowboys are coming off a short week after an emotional 25-24 thriller in Buffalo.

Tony Romo looks to bounce back after a miserable Monday night performance against the Buffalo Bills, throwing 5 INT’s and losing a fumble, committing 6 turnovers.  He will need to bring his ‘A’ game and have a short memory, as the Patriots have one of the best defenses in the NFL.  They will throw everything at Romo, and if he isn’t careful, could have another game like last week.

The Cowboys will be challenged with their solid defense as well.  The Patriots have the league’s best offense in terms of points scored per game, and are 2nd only to Dallas in yards per game.  As most Cowboys fans already know, Randy Moss is a Cowboys-killer, going 6-0 in games against Dallas with 10 touchdowns.  The corners and safeties are going to have their hands full trying to contain him.  Something that could help change this, is the fact that Greg Ellis says that he is close to 100% and could be used to his full potential against Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense.  This should help put more pressure on Brady and force him to make quicker decisions and hopefully mistakes. 

This will be the 1st true test for both teams.  Dallas has been criticized for their weak schedule, in which opponents have a combined 6-19 record, but fail to realize that the Patriots’ opponents only have a 7-17 record. 

On the injury front, linebacker Kevin Burnett (thigh) is probable.  Safety Keith Davis (shoulder) is questionable and will be a game-time decision.  Fullback Oliver Hoyte (neck) is out.  Fullback Deon Anderson should start in his place and be the only true fullback for the Cowboys.  Wide receiver Terry Glenn (knee), starting cornerback Anthony Henry (ankle), and third-string safety Courtney Brown (biceps) are out. 

Injury Report: Week 6

Game Status:

S Courtney Brown (Biceps)
WR Terry Glenn (Knee)
CB Anthony Henry (Ankle)

FB Oliver Hoyte (Neck)

S Keith Davis (Shoulder)

LB Kevin Burnett (Leg)

Anthony Henry did not practice this week. With the high ankle injury he sustained, it may take more time to heal than first thought. It definitely would have been nice to have him for this big game. 

Keith Davis practice fully the last two days after a shoulder injury that kept him out of the last two games. Davis will be a game time decision.

Kevin Burnett has had bad luck with injuries this year. During the third quarter of the Bills game he took a helmet to the thigh and suffered some pain and bruising. He should be ready to play on Sunday. 


Boys Make Statement on Monday Night’s Center Stage

I think I speak for legions of Cowboys fans when I say, what a statement the Boys made in front of a nationally televised audience on Monday Night. 

As my brother and I sat arms-length from the television with our hands firmly folded watching Tony Romo engineer the game-winning field goal drive, there was no doubt in my mind that my Cowboys were going to pull off a miracle. 

The thought of turning off the game after Tony Romo threw his fifth interception briefly crossed my mind.  I then remembered how many crazy games I had seen the Cowboys win on Monday Night. 

There was the New York Giants in 2002, when kicker Billy Cundiff kicked a record-tying 7 field goals in route to an overtime win against the G-Men. 

Then there was the game against Seattle in 2004, when quarterback Vinny Testaverde hit Keyshawn Johnson in the back of the endzone to tie the ballgame up.  After a miraculous onside recovery, Julius Jones rumbled into the endzone but a few plays later, capping the win for the Cowboys. 

The Cowboys definately have some kind of Monday Night Mojo.  To be down 8 points with less than 2 minutes to go and have the odds firmly stacked against them, and still leave Orchard Park with a win speaks volumes about this team.  Whether it was Bill Parcells who bestowed this team’s resiliency on them in his 4 year stay, whether it be Wade Phillips or Jason Garrett, this team showed the kind of play that champions have on Monday Night.  They proved they have the talent, the composure, and the resiliency to end up in Tempe to play for keeps. 

I certainly hope all of Hank’s rowdy friends stayed to watch Dallas’ Monday Night miracle.

The Most Important Thing

Hey Cowboy Fans! How ya doin’ out there and HOW ‘BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!?

What a game on Monday Night, huh? WOW!! I had to work Monday night. As soon as my shift was over, I rushed to the car to find the game on the radio. Thank goodness for my subscription to Sirius! As the details flew from space into the cabin of my car, I knew I only had a few minutes to get home before the 3rd Quarter started… and I knew we were behind.

I rushed toward the house while trying to catch up with the haps. Tires squealing and a side-ways skid into the garage, I made it just in time! (Do not try this at home!) I threw the door to the house open and began yelling at my husband, "What’s up with my man!?" Without blinking, he began telling me what I missed and all about my man, Tony Romo.

"I just think he (Romo) had a bad day," Phillips said. "I will say this for him. At the end of the game he was still in there. That is what we preach. No matter what the stats are the most important thing is winning the game. That was the most important thing."

He’s right, ya know? We all have bad days now and then. As much as we would like to believe that wearing the Cowboy Uniform somehow transforms a person into a Super Hero, it’s just not true. They are people like you and me. Bad days just happen. 

The only thing that could have made the situation worse is if the team had fallen apart. THEY DIDN’T! They held it together, worked together and made things happen! I’m so proud of The Cowboys for that reason! 

Sunday, undefeated New England visits Texas Stadium to play undefeated Dallas. Head-to-Head match-ups show New England out rank the Cowboys… but not by much! Add home field advantage to the mix and you have a recipe for an awesome show!

At the end of the game, only one team will remain undefeated.

The question is: WHICH TEAM?

I believe I will NOT experience the same walk back to my car as Bill’s fans did on Monday Night. I believe The Cowboys will remain the undefeated team at the end of the day. I also believe THE FANS in the stands make a difference!

I’M CALLING ON ALL COWBOY FANS TO ACTION! It’s time to put on the war paint, break out the markers and poster board. It’s time to act a fool when our D is on the field!


I want to hear you LOUD AND PROUD!! I want my ears to ring for a week due to the fan volume! And most importantly, I WANT TO WIN!!


LET ME HEAR YOU!!! Click on Comment! Let’s get it started RIGHT NOW!!



See ya at the game!!