StarStruck's 2007 Cowboys Best & Worst Awards

In what has become an annual tradition at StarStruck, here is this years "Best and Worst List" for the 2007 Cowboys Regular Season. Enjoy and let us know what you think, and what some of your best and worst moments were.

StarStruck 2007 Cowboys Best & Worst Awards 

Best Win: Green Bay – Cowboys win the clash of the NFC’s best.

Worst Loss: Washington – Possibly the worst loss in franchise history in what was supposed to be a tune-up for the playoffs.

Most Exciting Win: Buffalo – Cowboys win 25-24 as the game clock expires.

Best Play: Nick Folk – Kicks the game winner as time expires in 25-24 win over Buffalo.

Biggest Surprise: Greg Ellis – Who could have predicted that he would explode for 12 sacks and 3 forced fumbles?

Most Underrated Player: Bradie James – Turns in another stellar season and led the team in tackles once again. 

Most Overrated Player: Tank Johnson – He never provided the big boost on defense we were looking for.

Best Rookie:  Nick Folk – Sixth round pick outplays all rookies by far and established himself as a top kicker.

Best Sophomore: Tony Curtis – The exciting wide receiver showed his big play potential in limited play with three big touchdowns.

Biggest Disappointment: Bobby Carpenter – Top draft pick continues to disappoint in all aspects of his game.

Best Acquisition: Leonard Davis – Improved an already potent offensive line with his explosive blocks.

Best Moment: Michael Irvin inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. His inspiring speech made even grown men cry.

Funniest Moment: Tony Romo imitating the referee when he called an offsides on the Eagles during a Sunday Night Football telecast.

Rising Star: (Tied) Chris Canty & Jay Ratliff - The future of our defense is in good hands with Ware and these two future stars.

Fading Star: Julius Jones – Turned in his worst season ever as a Cowboy with career lows in TD’s, yardage, YPC, and carries.

Best Leader: Roy Williams – He is still among the most respected guys in the clubhouse, and his recent announcement that he is switching uniform numbers to remind him of the new NFL rules,  further shows his team-first mentality.

Best Clutch Player: Jason Witten – Always knows where the first down marker is and saves many an incomplete pass.

Watch Out For: Marion Barber – The barbarian will devour the competition once he becomes the everyday starting running back.

Toughest Injury: Andre Gurode – When the big center is out of the game, it makes Romo less effective and very erratic.

Best Offensive Player: Tony Romo – He has already surpassed all of Troy Aikman’s single season marks in 2007.

Best Defensive Player: DeMarcus Ware – Is on the verge of becoming the best defensive player in the NFC.

Best Special Teams Player: Keith Davis – Our best special teams player for the second year in a row.

Team MVP:  Terrell Owens – Nobody else can impact a game like T.O. can. He is a presence that cannot be ignored and is the team’s top playmaker.

Comments
  1. Love this JOE!!
    Bradie James – Turns in another stellar season and led the team in tackles once again.
    AMEN!
    Tank Johnson – He never provided the big boost on defense we were looking for.
    SOMETHING MAKES ME BELIEVE HE WILL TURN OUT TO BE A GOOD ONE
    Leonard Davis – Improved an already potent offensive line with his explosive blocks.
    I AGREE 1000%
    Jason Witten – Always knows where the first down marker is and saves many an incomplete pass.
    OK EVERYONE KNOWS HOW I FEEL ABOUT WITTEN. YEAH BABY!!
    Terrell Owens – Nobody else can impact a game like T.O. can. He is a presence that cannot be ignored and is the team’s top playmaker.
    AMEN AMEN AMEN BROTHER!

  2. amy

    man i totally agree with these.especially the funniest moment i thought that was the funniest thing.i laughed so hard…
    go cowboys! ;)

  3. Kelly

    Awesome analysis. You really did your homework. I agree with every single one of these.
    I would like to add two…
    1. Most Impressive ‘Out of the Blue’ Player: Jay Ratliff ;) lol
    2. New Found Glory: Patrick Crayton – stepped up when we needed him to, despite the critics saying he was an ‘average’ player. He may never be a rockstar but he is surely a shining star in Dallas!

  4. Texas Ace

    A couple of disputes here.
    First, how can Washington be the worst loss?
    Sure it was a very sloppy game lost to our rival, but the bottom line is that the game meant nothing.
    The Eagles loss was by far the worst loss because we looked terrible in a game where we still had homefield hanging in the balance and it was played in Dallas.
    Worst loss has to be to Philly.
    Most overrated player Tank Johnson? How in the world can he even qualify for this? Anyone with half a football brain knew that Tank’s contributions would be later on in the season, not when he first came to the team. It’s one thing to be in good physical shape and it’s a different beast altogether to be in football shape.
    Have you not been watching the way Tank played the last 3 weeks of the season? He’s been arguably our best defensive lineman over the last 3 weeks, and don’t you think that maybe has something to do with the fact that he’s finally coming into football shape?
    The most overrated player BY far is Roy Williams. He’s went from a playmaker to a complete liability. He is the worst defensive starter that we have. I can’t believe you had the never to mention Roy and team player in the same sentence. He is anything but. He’s fat and lazy and instead of looking for ways to improve his game, he gets up after every single play that he gives up and immediately either points at one of his teammates or throws his arms up in the air as if to suggest “what happened?!”
    He knows damn well what happened, he gave up a play. But according to Roy he never gives up plays. We’re just idiotic people who have no idea what the coverages are.
    YEAH RIGHT.
    Keith Davis played for him against Carolina and actually played a little bit better than he did. Keith Davis isn’t much better, but at least he takes pride in his job, which is a lot more than we can see about Roy right now.

  5. i agree 100%
    this best worst thing doesnt mean anything… its time for the playoffs

  6. Joe D

    Hi texas ace, thanks for your comment. The reason I chose Washington as the worst loss is because we didn’t just lose, we were humiliated. We were not humiliated in our losses to Philly or New England. The Washington game was very important because they were likely a team we could face in the playoffs. Like Romo, T.O. and Witten said after the game, we had a lot to play for, we had our pride. Even Crayton said we had a chance to do something no other Cowboys team had done and win a record 14 games. Also, considering how poorly the team had looked offensively against the loss in Philly, we neded to establish our offense in a big way. Wade Phillips knew that and so did Romo who called the game the most frustrating loss of the season.
    The reason I chose Tank Johnson is because he was paid a lot of money and should have shown up to camp in shape and ready to play. He had plenty of time during his suspension to be ready to play. If we had known what we had in Jay Ratliff, we may have never signed Tank in the first place. His best statistical game was against Washington, a game where he got more play time due to injuries to other starters. But even you said the game was meaningless. He had one tackle and 2 assists, Roy Williams led the team with 8 tackles and had one assist in that game. Tank had 1 tackle against Philly, Roy led the team with 7.
    I totally disagree with you abou Roy. If we were to ask the team rather than the fans, Roy Williams is unquestionably one of the biggest leaders in the clubhouse. You confuse on the field tactics with throwing his hands in the air which is something Williams has done his entire career, like many players who take penalties seriously. To say Roy Williams has no pride is just wrong.
    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know why I made the selections I did.
    Thanks Tiffany, Kelly and Amy!

  7. Joe D

    Erin,
    Witten is my favorite Cowboy and I was so close to picking that play. Witten is a freaking warrior!

  8. Kelly

    That was a great play with Witten’s helmetless run! But it didn’t win a game, so I think Joe picked the right one.
    Roy is definitely a team player and a leader. I will stand behind him 100%. He has made mistakes but if you took him off the team you would undoubtably notice a huge void. I like that he admitted his faults. Roy is a great human being on and off the field. Hopefully he will get his horsecollar approach under control and everything will be cool.

  9. Erin Michael

    the only thing id disagree on is the best play..the one that stands out the most to me over the season was Witten getting that big shot and helmet flying off against the Eagles..but he took the licking and kept on ticking down the field…priceless

  10. ~Rodger aka NFLCowboyzFan

    Worst Loss: Washington – Possibly the worst loss in franchise history in what was supposed to be a tune-up for the playoffs.
    I have to argue that the worst loss in franchise history was to the expansion Houston Texans to start the 2002 season…

  11. Raina

    I agree on everything but, I feel like Patrick Crayton should be in there somewhere. And Joe I totally agree about Roy!!!!
    After all the heat I took after my blog thank thank thank you for saying that and meaning it!!!!!! I am your fan Joe!

  12. romo2owens

    I just wanted to say *Thanks for this blog.
    It brings back all the great memories even though it reminds me that the season is almost over. *tears*
    What a great year it’s been, sooo much fun.
    I’m having lombardi dreams!
    Thank you Joe for this blog and all the ones you have written all year.
    Thank you Kelly & all of your writers for this website.
    It feels just like *home and I really appreciate all the hard work you do for all the Fans!!!
    MAD.COWBOY.LOVE.
    Let’s bring it home please!!!
    <3

  13. Joe D

    Thank you Barbara, it is nice to read such kind words from a life long and devoted Cowboys fan like you.
    Raina, I got your back, when it come to Roy!

  14. TD

    Joe, I strongly agree with you on the Redskins loss being so terrible. I have said all along, that even though there was NOTHING TO PLAY FOR, EVERYBODY PLAYED!!!! I also agree with all of the others. Great list. Can’t wait to get our playoff action on!

  15. Good choices, the wrost loss i think might be the Philly loss because we WERE supposed to win that with all our players but the offense just did not spark. Other than that good artice

  16. gregCncali

    One point is correct Roy is well overated. He can’t cover and true tries to blame others.Please Jerry do not resign Julius? Barber will make the offense a much better threat for defenses.

  17. Kevin

    Romo may have surpassed Aikman’s records…BUT Troy has how many Super Bowl rings?