Barber And Newman Signings Generate Much Needed Enthusiasm

Monday night I was on the phone with my brother, John who was asking me why Marion Barber wasn’t reporting to minicamps or working out with the team. I had theories. I had opinions. I thought maybe it was Barber’s agent Drew Rosenhaus’ idea. Maybe he was trying to make Jerry Jones nervous. "Agents are always trying to get that little extra just so they, themselves can get paid", I complained. Then I blamed Jerry Jones. "Jones is going to do the same thing he did last year with Romo." Then I blamed Barber. "Barber has to understand he’s still somewhat unproven as a starter and should’ve taken the first offer." I grumbled.

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only Cowboys fan that’s been frustrated over the last couple months. The signing of Pacman Jones and what some considered a questionable draft has had me pretty bummed out. I haven’t been able to think of anything positive to write about. I’d sit down to write something and go blank. Nothing was happening. Barber wasn’t signed. Dammit.

All that changed this week. We all know about the signings of Barber and Newman Tuesday so I won’t bore you with what you already know. This was huge by anyone’s standards.

Today I sit here with a big ass smile on my face. This team is headed to the Super Bowl people! Lock it in. Place your bets. Call your friends. Talk trash. Print the shirts. Order the tickets.

I can’t speak for everyone but I can say that this was the "shot in the arm" that I needed to get me pumped for the 2008 season. Thank you Jerry Jones for taking care of business. You eased the minds of countless Cowboys fans across the nation.

Now if you’ll excuse me I have to to my "Ric Flair strut across the room, walk out on my back deck and "WOOOOOOOOOO!" at the top of my voice.

Did I mention the Dallas Cowboys are going to go to the Super Bowl this year?

Comments
  1. Tom

    Yup. I was stoked. Now I can relax and shift my worrying to TO, Ware, Hamlin and Canty.
    I live in Redskin Country and I would love it talk huge trash!
    Super Bowl? From our wishes to God’s ears! Let’s light this candle!

  2. Romo2Owens aka Barb

    What a great blog!!
    Entertaining and so TRUE.
    I felt the exact same way that you described before the *smart contracts came to be.
    Nothing can bring me down and although I say this every year…I have never been more excited for a season in my life.
    But this time..it’s even more *True.
    I want to Thank you for providing this blog for all us Cowboys Fans.
    Your dedication and LOVE for *the boys* inspires me.
    You make me very, very *happy.
    **BELIEVE**
    <3

  3. Jason aka Big.J.74

    Just got home from Vacation and what better news to come home to then barber and Newman getting new contracts. It’s about time! GO COWBOYS!

  4. I am so happy with the signings! This is just what we needed. As you said, a shot in the arm!
    http://myteamrivals.typepad.com/cowboyscorner/

  5. Jon

    We are more than just the favorites to reach and win the Super Bowl…we are on the edge of another “dynesty”. Great blog btw!!! HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS??!!

  6. Jon

    We are more than just favorites btw…we are on the verdge of another dynesty! This past week has all but put the label of “Americas Team” back where it should be!! Great blog!!! HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS??!!

  7. Jon

    sorry bout the double up comment, my computers acting funny!

  8. Raina

    great blog! You got me pumped up!

  9. Holyteror

    LOLOL hell yeah!

  10. KINGSTUNNED

    YOU WEREN’T THE ONLY ONE DOING THE RIC FLAIR STRUT. DENISON,TX GOT A VERY HEALTHY AND HEARTY DOSE OF IT FROM ME. CAN YOU SEE THE 6TH RING YET? THEIR 2008 THEME SONG SHOULD BE “COWBOYS FROM HELL” BY PANTERA.