THE LOSS TO THE REDSKINS…CAN I SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT T.O.?

Hello Cowboy fans…

Normally I only write one story a week for Lonestar, but this week I felt the urgency to write two stories. My second story, Cowboys’-Bengals’…and a guy named OchoCinco will post on Thursday. 

Let me start off by saying I was very unhappy about the Cowboy loss on Sunday afternoon as I am sure all Cowboy fans were. The team seemed much unprepared, at times very non-responsive, and seemed for the most part as having that “why do I have to work on Sunday attitude”. I was especially disappointed in the selection of plays that were called on offense. MB3 getting only 8 touches and Felix never got into the backfield. It seemed the coaches went completely away from their normal offensive game plan that up until Sunday has been almost flawless.

I thought Tony was running for his life all day and the defense at times looked non-existent. I know it is a rival game and seems like over the last few years the Cowboys’ have had their fair share of difficulty beating the Redskins’ when clearly they were the better team. This game on Sunday was no exception to that rule.

Now did this writer think our beloved boys would “run the table” and reach that 19-0 perfect season? Let me answer that one loud and clear before all the Cowboy fans send out a lynch mob, hunt me down, and we all head for the biggest oak true we can find.

No, that thought, to be honest, never crossed my mind. As I commented in a previous post last week it is extremely difficult in this day and time of professional football to go undefeated. With the age of the salary cap that causes such parity between the NFL teams, and not to mention I knew going into this game on Sunday, it would be a difficult test. Even though this is not one of the better Redskins’ team, they are still pros, and a pro team can beat another pro team on any given Sunday.

Of course anytime the Cowboy’s and Redskins’ meet, no matter what the season records, it is always a four quarter fight to the end. I just sensed watching the game, that Cowboys’ had no sense of urgency. They seemed they would go and score when they wanted to and other times they seemed to just be somewhere else.

Secondly, I wanted to make a statement regarding T.O… I was extremely disappointed at his after the game comments which began airing on all the media outlets almost immediately after he said it. T.O. made the statement that “when I touch the ball, the chains move and when I don’t touch the ball, the offense goes stagnate”. Well Terrell, here’s news flash for you. I do not know what stadium you were at on Sunday, but I certainly think you had your fair share of touching the ball! T.O. had 17 balls thrown to him and he caught 7, not to mention he had two end-around plays making a total of 9 touches for the game. Now in defense of Terrell, there were some balls thrown to him that if he had been ten feet tall he could not have caught. Then there were others that I could have caught that he missed, especially the one in the corner of the end zone that went right through his hands.

What aggravates me is the fact this is the same kind of talk that filtered through the locker rooms of T.O.’s former teams, San Francisco and Philadelphia which eventually cumulated with T.O. leaving both squads and burning all the bridges behind him. When T.O. came to Dallas, I was one of his most staunch supporters and it was me that always said “T.O. is finally happy, leave him alone and he will be a shining star”. In reality this has been the case and he has been a role model player for the team.

Now we all know that T.O. is going to be T.O. to a certain extent. You will never take the man out of the kid or the kid out of the man. I just think it was wrong for his post game comments especially when it seems at times the offense was all about Terrell, and it seemed to me that the play calling was all about Terrell. For him to make those type of comments when it was just not true was signs of the old Terrell Owens. Now I know Terrell thinks the team is all about him and that is fine to take that leadership role. Just remember there is no” I in the word team” and a real leader of a team is not going to come out make those types of statements.

In addition, T.O. has seemed to take the leadership role with “Pacman” in keeping him on the straight and narrow. Remember you lead by example and in my humble opinion; you set a bad example on Sunday night.

So T.O. if you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything. Let your game on the field do you’re talking for you!!

Lack Of Discipline Is A Concern

I  may get flack for telling it like it is but that’s OK. We’ve had way too much “sunshine and lollipops” the last few weeks anyway. Bottom line is winning is great. But just because you win doesn’t mean you played well. And it will catch up with you.

This team lacks discipline.

Nothing makes a coach any crazier than stupid mistakes. Some times you can escape with a win after bumbling through a game. The Eagles game is a good example of that. You give up 37 points you deserve to lose. No, the Cowboys didn’t lose that game but they sure tried their best to.

Opening day against the Browns was another example of lack of discipline. Way too many penalties to consider the game a success. Luckily for us fans the Cowboys were so much better than Cleveland that those miscues didn’t cost them the game.

The Green Bay game was the exception. This team had a solid performance at every phase of the game. This was a game that could have easily gotten out of hand. Romo’s interception in the red zone was probably the one thing that kept the game from being blown wide open.

Now to the Washington game. There are times when you know early on in a game your team is just “flat”. That was very apparent throughout this game. Poor tackling and lack of enthusiasm was so obvious even the most casual viewer could see it. I was livid during this game. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t alone either. Nobody, not even the Redskins themselves thought they could go into Texas Stadium and dominate the Cowboys the way they did. Yes, I said dominate. They moved the ball at will and their defense held this explosive offense to 4 three and out drives as well as the 3 and INT drive.

Twelve men on the field on 3rd and 2 is the epitome of lack of discipline. Wade can’t keep taking the blame for bone-head plays by professional football players. That play cost the Cowboys 3 full minutes at the end of the game.

The bright side is now we can stop with this NONSENSE of going undefeated and concentrate on the task at hand. WIN THIS WEEK. Everyone was thinking 8-0 going into the Giants game. I even thought.. “All we have to do is get past the ‘Skins and the schedule gets soft for 4 weeks”. I think most of forgot this is the NFC EAST we’re talking about. Nothing is guaranteed.

I’m as much of a believer in this team as anyone you’ll meet. When they lose I take it personally. I bleed silver and blue and have for over 30 years. This team has more depth than any team in its long, glorious history. The talent is close to that of the 90’s Cowboys. The only thing that glares at me is the discipline issue. Address that and NOBODY in the NFL can beat them.

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Game Recap: Redskins 26 – Cowboys 24

Cowboys Can’t Stop Redskins Offense in Shocking 26-24 Loss

 The Dallas Cowboys just did not have it on Sunday afternoon.  The offense was stagnant for most of the game, the defense got burnt, and special teams was not very special in this game.  It all adds up to a 26-24 loss at the hands of the Redskins, dropping them to 3-1 on the season and in 3rd in a fierce NFC East Division.

It started off innocently enough for the Cowboys, but as the game went on, you wondered what was going on with the Cowboys in this game.

After a defensive struggle to start the game, the Cowboys got on the board first.  Late in the first quarter, Tony Romo hit Jason Witten in stride for a 21-yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead.  It would be their only lead of the afternoon.

The Redskins responded immediately, driving 79 yards on 10 plays.  Jason Campbell found James Thrash wide open in the end zone for a 3-yard score to tie it at 7.

The Redskins would take a 14-7 lead over halfway through the second quarter when Campbell hit Randle El in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown to give the Redskins a 14-7 lead.  They later tacked on a 20-yard Shaun Suisham field goal to give the Redskins a 17-7 lead. 

The Cowboys were able to cut into that lead before the half.  Tony Romo ran the no-huddle offense to perfection, including a 26-yard pass to Patrick Crayton, and gave Nick Folk a chance to tack on 3 points before halftime.  He connected from 36 yards out to make it 17-10 Redskins at halftime. 

The Cowboys made the adjustments at halftime on offense, and came out moving the ball in the second half.  Terrell Owens caught 3 passes for 39 yards on the 57-yard drive, including a 10-yard score to tie the game at 17. 

Unfortunately, the defense still could not stop the Redskins from moving the ball on them.  The Redskins tacked on three more short field goals, one after a Tony Romo interception to free safety Chris Horton near midfield, to take a two-possession 26-17 lead.

The Cowboys once again went into their hurry-up offense, and Tony Romo executed it again.  It was an 8-play 87-yard drive that saw big gains to Jason Witten, Terrell Owens, and Miles Austin.  Romo capped off the long drive when he found a wide-open Miles Austin in the end zone for an 11-yard score to cut the lead to 26-24.

The Cowboys then needed to recover an onside kick, much like they did against Buffalo last season to have a chance to win.  Nick Folk kicked a good one, but the ball went straight through Sam Hurd’s hands and out of bounds.  The Redskins kneeled down to run out the rest of the clock, and the game was over.

Tony Romo completed 28/47 passes for 300 yards.  He threw three touchdowns and an interception.

The Cowboys abandoned the run early in the game, and it was virtually non-existent throughout the game, which was very puzzling to me.  When the Cowboys did run the ball, they didn’t get a whole lot.  Marion Barber rushed it 8 times for 26 yards and Terrell Owens carried it 2 times for 11 yards.  Tony Romo scrambled once and picked up 7 yards, but Felix Jones did not get a single touch on offense, which is shocking to me, especially considering what he has done for this team in his first three games of the season.

Jason Witten, Patrick Crayton, and Terrell Owens had seven receptions each.  Jason Witten’s catches totaled 90 yards and a touchdown, Patrick Crayton had 87 yards, and Terrell Owens had 71 total receiving yards with a touchdown.  Miles Austing reeled in three balls for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Nick Folk nailed his only field goal attempt from 36 yards out.

The defense did not force any turnovers in this game, and tallied just two sacks early in the game, one from DeMarcus Ware, and one from Chris Canty.

The Cowboys now face the lowly 0-4 Bengals at Texas Stadium next week to try to get back on track.  The defense still has some question marks and has been inconsistent so far this year. There is still a long way to go in the season, and anything can happen.  The schedule does get a bit easier for the next few games, so the Cowboys need to use it to get back on track, especially with their defense.    

Get Off the Ledge Cowboys Fans

What can we learn from a week 4 loss?

A tough loss? YES! Losing at home to a division rival? NOT GOOD!  Is this the beginning of the end for the 2008 season?  C’MON….NO!

If there were one team that any true Cowboy fan would least like to lose to it would have to be the Washington Redskins.  While falling to 3-1 and out of first place is not what many would have thought going into this weekend hope for a Super Bowl is not lost.  In fact, if you would have asked me before the season where we would have been after four games I probably would have said 3-1 and take it. 

With a home game against winless Cincinnati this week things may look different after next week.  What Sunday’s loss did to me was start to cast some doubts as far as the Cowboys ability to win at home.  As we mentioned last week Dallas is 0-5 in their last 5 December home games.  Three of the four losses last year were at home as well.  If we do not start dominating at home this may turn out to be a very difficult year.  Let’s face it: four of the best, let’s say six, teams are in the NFC East.  I feel confident that we will be able to get this game back and win a division game on the road this year.  But it does say something that I am more confident winning in New York than at home.  If we don’t get back to winning at home the road to Tampa may start and finish on the road.

 

From where I’m sitting:

  • Barber 8 carries, F Jones 0….we’re not going to win many games like that.  And if you didn’t think so before MB3 is the key to the offense (remember 2nd half vs Giants).  The offense will only be as good as the running game is. 
  • I have seen enough of Anthony Henry.  Not that he played that badly or did anything in particular on Sunday.  It’s time for M Jenkins or A Jones to take over at corner
  • Nitpicking here but can Andre Gurode please do a better job with the shotgun snaps..kills the timing of every shotgun play
  • Boy is Santana Moss a pain in the neck
  • 12 men on field??   After a timeout??  CMON!!!
  • I love Tony Romo.  After years of Q Carter, D Bledsoe, V Testaverde, R Leaf & D Henson it is nice to have a QB that can play.  That being said HE HAS TO STOP WITH THE TURNOVERS!  Sunday makes 7 straight games with an INT.  The 3rd qtr INT changed the entire game.  If he doesn’t start practicing ball security any playoff run will be a short one.

Game Preview: Redskins @ Cowboys

Redskins (2-1) vs. Cowboys (3-0)  Sunday, September 28, 3:15 PM CT on FOX

Rivalry Renewed as Cowboys and Redskins Clash

The Dallas Cowboys look to take sole possession of first place in the NFC East when they take on the Washington Redskins at 3:15 PM CT on Sunday at Texas Stadium.  This is a huge game.  Not only is it a divisional game and an intense rivalry, but a win would mean the difference between first and third place in the NFC East.

The two teams split their meetings last season, with both teams winning on their home field.

The Cowboys are in a groove right now, but they cannot afford to overlook the Redskins.  After a sluggish game against the Giants in their opener, the Redskins followed up with two strong outings against the Saints and Cardinals.  Anything can happen on any given Sunday. 

The Redskins would already figure to have a tough time stopping the Cowboys’ offense, and with Jason Taylor’s calf injury, that will make their challenge even steeper.  After Terrell Owens was limited to just two catches for 17 yards against Green Bay, look for big plays from him against the Redskins on Sunday.  If they do the same thing as Green Bay did though, look for Jason Witten down the middle and for big plays from Felix Jones and Marion Barber.  Owens scored four touchdowns the last time the two teams met at Texas Stadium.  The Redskins will have to find a way to put some pressure on Romo to have any hope of slowing down the Dallas offense. 

The the defensive side of the ball, it will be critical for the Cowboys to stop Redskins’ wide receiver Santana Moss.  In the past he has been a Cowboys killer, scoring four touchdowns in six career games against Dallas.  The Cowboys can’t allow him to run wild in this game.

Starting strong safety Roy Williams (forearm), fullback Deon Anderson (knee), and starting left guard Kyle Kosier (foot) are all out for this game.  Cory Procter will start in Kosier’s place once again.  Backup nose tackle Tank Johnson injured his ankle against the Packers, and is listed as questionable.  He went through limited practices on Wednesday and Friday, but did not practice on Thursday.  Backup wide reciver Sam Hurd (ankle), backup linebacker Anthony Spencer (knee), starting tight end Jason Witten (shoulder), and backup safety Pat Watkins (neck) should all play and are listed as probable.  Watkins will replace Roy Williams in the lineup.

The Aftermath of Week 3: Cowboys @ Packers

Cowboys Look Good Headed Into Rivalry With Redskins

The Cowboys simply dominated the Packers at Lambeau Field in this game.  The offense got going in the second half, the defense stiffened against the Packers, allowing just one touchdown when the game was already out of reach. 

The 27-16 victory moved the Cowboys to 3-0 and has put them in great position in the dogfight that is the NFC East.

The Good:  Strong Defense and Running Game 

After the Dallas defense gave up 30 points to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, the defense only gave up 16 points against the Packers.  They didn’t give up a touchdown until the game was already well out of reach.  So much for all of the questions that everyone had about our defense after Week 2.

The two-headed monster of Marion Barber and Felix Jones is something special.  Barber rushed for 142 yards against the Packers and Felix Jones broke a 60-yard run for a touchdown that really started to open up a Cowboys passing game that was not getting anywhere fast in the first half.  What a weapons to have when your passing game isn’t going as planned. 

With this team it really is pick your poison on offense.  If you want to double cover Terrell Owens, Jason Witten will beat you down the middle.  If you take Jason Wiiten away, Terrell Owens will beat you. Don’t forget about Miles Austin either.  He caught a 63-yard pass for a touchdown against the Packers.  The running game of Marion Barber and Felix Jones just makes it that much better since you know that other teams will have to respect them as well.

The Bad:  Not Enough Turnovers

The Cowboys have only forced two turnovers in their first three games of the season.  While they have only turned the ball over five times this season, the defense needs to find a way to step up and cause more bad passes that result in interceptions and force some more fumbles.  After Adam Jones forced and recovered a Ryan Grant fumble two plays into the game against the Packers, they did not force anymore turnovers.  Those will likely come soon enough with the amount of pressure that the Cowboys are getting on the opposing quarterback.

The Ugly:  Red Zone Efficiency

The Cowboys just couldn’t get it done when they entered the red zone.  They converted just 1/5 possessions that they had there.  They had two field goals, two turnovers, and a touchdown down there.  The touchdown came after Miles Austin caught a bullet down the middle from Tony Romo and ran it down to the Green Bay 3.  Two plays later, Marion Barber punched it in for the score.  This shouldn’t be a huge concern, and the Cowboys will fix trhis problem that they had against Green Bay.

What It Means:  Great Start

When I looked at the first four games on the Cowboys schedule, I thought that it would nice to if nothing else get off to a 3-1 start.  It was a tough schedule to open up when you look at it.  You start out on the road against a Cleveland team that went 10-6 last year, and dominate them 28-10.  Then the Cowboys slug their way to a 41-37 victory against a very tough Eagles team, and now the 27-16 victory over the Packers that the Cowboys just took over in the second half.  That brings us to Week 4, where a fierce rivalry will be renewed.

What Lies Ahead:  Redskins vs. Cowboys

You know what’s coming when these two teams meet.  These two teams know each other very well, and they will meet tomorrow at Texas Stadium to start a new chapter in this intense rivalry.  The game can be seen on FOX at 3:15 PM CT.  Santana Moss has always given the Cowboys problems in the past, so we will see how the defense does against him.  It should be a good game. 

Felix Jones: Star In The Making

Every Dallas Cowboys fan that has watched all three games this season, now know who #28 Felix Jones is. Although he is not on the field much, what he has done when his cleats hit the turf has been truly amazing!

 

Felix Jones has scored a touchdown in each of the first three games and has now written himself into the hallowed pages of the Dallas Cowboys record books.

 

Here is a little more biographical information about our newest Cowboys star and amazing rookie.

 

Felix was born May 8, 1987 in Tulsa Oklahoma. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa. In his senior year, he led the Hornets to a State Championship, and was considered one of the top 25 running backs in the nation. His accomplishments earned him the “Tulsa World Player of the Year”. After High School, Felix originally committed to Oklahoma State University verbally but, just before signing he changed his mind and signed with Arkansas.

 

Felix primarily played back-up behind Darren McFadden. He was used mainly as a runner, receiver, blocker, and as a decoy. Returning kickoffs and using his speed and ability to dodge tacklers is what Felix was best known for. In his Arkansas career he returned 4 kickoffs for touchdowns. In 2006 and 2007 both Darren McFadden and Felix Jones made history when each of them rushed for 1,000 yards for the first time in the long history of Arkansas football.

 

Felix’s College Career Statistics:

Rushing

2954 yds

20 TDS

 

Receiving

39 catches

383 yards

9.8 average

Kickoff

64 returns

1744 yards

27.3 average

 

4 TD’s

100 long return

 

 

Felix decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2008 NFL Draft. It was decision that would lead to the Cowboys drafting him in the first round with the 22nd overall pick. The Cowboys signed Felix to a $10.5 million dollar contract.

 

With his first possession as an NFL player, he rushed 11 yards for a touchdown in the Cowboys 2008 opener against Cleveland. That football came home with Felix!

 

He has played three games thus far, and has amazed fans, players and coaches alike with his game-breaking abilities. You can expect to see even more big plays from Felix in the future as he convincingly has proved his value to the team and erased all doubts that he is truly a #1 pick!

 

In the articles I have written for “Galaxy of Stars” I have always picked players I felt would play their entire career as a Cowboy. It may seem strange for me to pick a rookie to write about, but I cannot see Jerry Jones letting his fellow Razorback go play anywhere else. Can you?

 

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You Heard It Here First!

It’s time for me to lay it all on the line and make what I know some of you will call an outlandish suggestion. But, please hear me out before you simply pass this off as the ravings of just another avid Cowboys fan.
 
After back-to-back games with two tough opponents in the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers, the Cowboys can make a huge statement against a lesser opponent like the Washington Redskins this weekend.
 
After stepping up and playing full throttle in their first three games of the season, it would be so easy to ease up a bit as they ready themselves for this Redskins match-up.
 
A word of advice… Don’t ease up!
 
The Cowboys need to gun it and rev it up for a season that can be just as remarkable and extraordinary as that of the New England Patriots last season. The thought of an undefeated regular season may sound a bit premature, but when you consider how well the Cowboys have looked against some of the fiercest competition in the NFL so far this season, a 16-0 season really doesn’t seem like a stretch at all.
 
The Cowboys now find themselves atop the NFC East with a 3-0 record after convincing victories against the Browns, Eagles and Packers. While it’s easy for anyone to say the Eagles were the toughest match-up of the three, let me remind you that the Browns and Packers combined were 23-9 and both teams finished first in their division last season.
 
Ahhh… do I have your attention now?
 
Assuming the Cowboys secure a victory against the Redskins this weekend, their next three games would be against the Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. Last season, those three teams combined for an 18-30 record. This year they are a combined 2-7.
 
Do I still have your attention? 
 
It’s not a stretch to assume that the Cowboys will have an undefeated record of 7-0 almost halfway through the season. Their next two games against the Buccaneers and the Giants may prove to be tough matchups, especially playing the Giants at New York. However, I don’t see either of these games being any tougher than beating the Eagles or trouncing the Green Bay Packers at the “Frozen Tundra”.
 
Sure the Giants are also 3-0 so far this season, but when you consider they started the season against the Redskins, Rams and Bengals, you begin to see the picture with perfect clarity. The Giants are not in the same class as the Dallas Cowboys. What happened last season is now a distant memory, and even so, their victory over the Giants came as the result of one dropped pass. They didn’t beat us, we beat ourselves.
 
I’m going to end my analysis here, but let me be the first to go on record as saying that the Cowboys will enter their bye week with a record of 9-0. After their bye, they will return to play the Redskins a second time in week 11. At that time, the talk of an undefeated season will dominate the networks and sports sites with as much fervor as it did last year for the Patriots.
 
I just want you to remember your heard it here on LoneStarStruck.com first.

Cowboys – Redskins Rivalry: One of the Best of All Times

Good Morning Cowboy Fans:

When the Dallas Cowboys joined the league as an expansion team in 1960, they have enjoyed much success on and off the field and have enjoyed an avid following in the state of Texas, the United States at large, and internationally as well. Since their beginning the Dallas Cowboys have also enjoyed a great rivalry with the Washington Redskins. It is a rivalry that is considered one of the best in all of sports, that continues to this day and that is very much a part of Dallas Cowboys history.

Clint Murchison, a Texas oil tycoon wanted to bring an NFL team to the state of Texas but didn’t seem to be having much success. In 1958 he heard that the owner of the Washington Redskins, George Preston Marshall, was keen to sell his team. Murchison struck a deal for the team, however, just when the deal was about to be finalized Marshall changed the terms and a furious Murchison cancelled the deal outright. This was the precursor to what was soon to become a great sports rivalry. In the meantime, following a series of events, Murchison bought the rights to the Redskin’s fight song, Hail to the Redskins from the songs composer (and Redskins band leader) who himself had had a falling out with Marshall. The $2500 Murchison paid for the rights would prove to be worth so much more. As Murchison wasn’t having any luck buying a team he decided to start his own.

A proposition for an expansion team was presented to the National Football League owners. In order for the expansion team to become a reality it would have to meet unanimous approval from the owners. As it happened, all of the owners agreed to the expansion team except for one, George Preston Marshall. However, when Marshall discovered that Murchison had bought the rights to the Redskin’s fight song his opinion changed and a deal was struck. In return for Marshall approving the expansion team Murchison returned the song. Cowboy’s football became a reality and a rivalry was born.

When the Cowboys joined the league they were in a separate conference from the Redskins and played only once during the season. In 1961 they were placed in the same division and from that point on they have played each other twice every regular season. A rivalry that had its beginnings behind the scenes didn’t take long to present itself on the field and by 1972 the rivalry was in full swing. That year the two teams faced off in the NFC Championship game. The Redskins were victorious and went on to claim Super Bowl victory over the Miami Dolphins. Two other great games of note between the two rivals happened in more recent times.

In 2005 with the Dallas Cowboys dominating the play and leading the game 13-0 with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Washington Redskins made a comeback scoring two touchdowns to win the game. In 2006 the two rivals played one of the craziest games in their history that was called the “Hand of God” game. With the game tied, and only 31 seconds to go, the Redskins missed on a 49-yard field goal attempt. The Cowboys then worked their way into field goal range. With only seconds left on the clock the 35-yard field goal was blocked. The runback of the recovered block along with a facemask penalty assessed to the Cowboys provided the Redskins with another field goal attempt on the 47-yard line with no time left. On this attempt the Redskins were good and claimed the victory.

Between them, the Cowboys and Redskins have won thirty-one NFC Eastern Division championships and eight Super Bowls. The Cowboys edge out the Redskins in the latter category having claimed the title of Super Bowl Champions, five times. The overall record between these two rivalries consists of 55 Dallas wins, 36 Washington wins and two ties. The Redskins have beaten the Cowboys twice in post season play. Sports rivalries are a serious matter that once established take on a life of their own.

The Dallas Cowboys-Washington Redskins rivalry has spurned great competition and resulted in great success for both teams over a span of forty-seven years. It is a rivalry that is sure to continue for another forty years, and counting.

So this Sunday, when the “hated Redskins” come to “Big D” let’s take a moment, stare up at the “Ring of Honor” and remember all the great players that have made the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry what it is today.

Go Cowboys!!

Circuit City Game Day Tour Comes to Dallas

Circuit City’s Game Day Tour with Samsung will be rolling into the Dallas area on Thursday, September 25th.
 
Featuring two tour buses loaded with 22 Samsung HD plasma and LCD TVs, Cowboys fans can stop by for the ultimate HDTV football viewing experience. What’s more, gamers can test their Madden skills on 14 Xbox 360 gaming systems, and five PC gaming stations. There will be a Madden tournament each day of the tour, and the winner for each day will receive a $100 gift certificate to Circuit City.
 
There will also be special guest appearances made on the tour by two of the all-time greatest Dallas tight ends at the Mansfield Pointe Circuit City. On the Thursday September 25th stop Cowboys diehards can meet Jason Witten and on the Saturday September 27th stop fans can meet five time pro-bowler Jay Novacek. The Cowboys cheerleaders will also be guests at both appearances. The tour will wrap up with a final stop at Texas Stadium on Sunday, September 28th. (Appearance locations and times for all dates below)
 
In addition to Madden tournament and player appearances Game Day Tour visitors can take advantage of the follow Circuit City deals:
 
  • Coupons for $15 off Circuit City purchases over $100
  • $100 gift card to Circuit City for Samsung TV purchases made on the Tour
  • Get on the bus and register to win a fifty-two inch Samsung LCD HDTV
  • Plus other Circuit City & Samsung giveaways on site throughout each day
 
For those not able to attend, be sure to register for Circuit City’s current sweepstakes with Samsung – the grand prize winner gets a trip for 2 to Super Bowl XLIII (including airfare, hotel, tickets and transportation)!
 
Now through October 4th, 2008 visit http://circuitcity.parago.com/livethegame where upon receiving a promotional code, you can enter every day for your chance to win an HDTV & home theater package! Instant prizes are also up for grabs like $50,000 in Circuit City gift cards.
 
 
Tour Dates, Locations and Times
 
  • Thursday, September 25, 2008 – from 12 pm to 8pm at the Grand Opening of the new “The City” store at Mansfield Pointe Circuit City, 1551 N HWY 287, Mansfield, TX 76063
  • Friday, September 26, 2008 – from 4pm to 8pm at the N. Richland Hills store at 1451 W Pipeline Rd, Hurst, TX.
  • Friday, September 26, 2008 – from 4pm to 8pm at the Lake Worth Circuit City, 6592 Lake Worth Blvd, Lake Worth, TX 76135
  • Saturday, September 27, 2008 – from 10 am to 4pm at the Grand Opening of the new “The City” store at Mansfield Pointe Circuit City, 1551 N HWY 287, Mansfield, TX 76063
  • Saturday, September 27, 2008 – from 10 am to 4pm at the Prestonwood Circuit City, 5301 Belt Line Blvd, Dallas, TX 75248
  • Sunday, September 28, 2008 – from 11:15 am to 3:15pm at the Cowboys Texas Stadium- near The Corral between Gates 1 and 10
 


Cowboys Buzz: What They’re Saying

Top 10 Quotes About this Week’s Game

“It was a really big win for us. We certainly made some mistakes, but I thought our team played with a lot of heart like they have. They never panicked.” – Wade Phillips

“It was an outside double move – a stutter-go.” – Miles Austin [About his first career TD]

“It’s good to know you can win a game when you have to grind it out.” – Tony Romo

“It’s a dream come true to start my career like this.” – Felix Jones

“Look, we’re not a bad defense. We stayed tough and we got a tough team.”  – Tank Johnson

“They can drive all they want, but if they’re not scoring (touchdowns), they aren’t doing anything.” – Pat Watkins

“We know if we stop the run and don’t give up plays we have a chance to be really good. It’s not about who we play. It’s about us playing well together.” – Bradie James 

“Tony never ceases to amaze me. He has a will to play. If things don’t go his way early, he fights through it and plays well.” – Wade Phillips

“You aren’t trying to be the favorite in Week 3. You’re trying to be there at the end of the year.” – Tony Romo

“Hey Felix, Woo pig sooie!” – Jerry Jones [My personal favorite]