Defending the Star at Any Costs

In my line of work I am fortunate enough to only go to the office two days a week. Since football season began, every Tuesday as soon as I walk in my boss will call for me to come to his office. No, I’m not in trouble and no he’s not commending me on a job well done. He wants to talk Cowboys with me. He is still rather surprised that a female knows as much as I do about football. Like many Cowboys fans, he began to complain immediately yesterday (just like the week before). I listen, but its not for long before I begin to defend my ‘Boys’.

He seemed to be mostly worried about Terrell Owens and Tony Romo. They just didn’t look happy. Would you be happy if you were coming off a painful loss? And what if every media outlet in America was preaching that you and your number one receiver aren’t getting along? I believe my boss has been persuaded by sports talk radio and ESPN and I told him, “You are letting the media get to you!”

Yeah, Terrell Owens spoke out the week before about wanting the ball more. You must understand that Owens lives for football and HE IS a playmaker. He gets things done, it’s his job. Sunday, he kept it short and simple after the game. During the game you could see the frustration on his face, even after his beautiful touchdown. He wasn’t the same. But never be mistaken, he wants great things for his team, he craves domination. Jerry Jones sees it, and you should too.

I’ve also heard some fans ask why Felix Jones isn’t getting more carries. Listen, Marion Barber is our starter, he’s our man. He proved himself last year and worked damn hard to earn his starting role. We don’t need a running back controversy again.

Don’t get me wrong, Felix Jones has won my heart as well. He is explosive! His passion and determination has pretty much already won him “Rookie of the Year”. I don’t think we should name him starter or give him more of Barber’s carries, but I do think he should be our exclusive return man. I would also like to give Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones a hat tip for going with Felix over Mendenhall, despite major criticism following the draft. Felix is turning out to be the steal of the draft.

So let’s take the win, and the 4-1 status and be happy about our team. Even a team chock-full of SUPERSTARS can have problems but the thing is they won the game. That’s what we want right? Our expectations are high, as they should be. But honestly, its better for them to work out the kinks now than in Week 12 or beyond. Tony will get his timing and his smile back. T-New will get fully healthy and hopefully good ole Roy will be back soon (I so desparately miss him!). This team is fully alive and still on a mission. We have 11 more games to go, let’s enjoy the journey!

Comments
  1. ROMO 2 OWENS
    TOUCHDOWN!
    BEFORE MYSPACE I NEVER REALIZED HOW MANY HATERS THE COWBOYS HAVE. THEY MAKE A BIG THING ABOUT NOTHING.
    I STAND BEHIND MY TEAM AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE DEEP PASSING BETWEEN ROMO 2 OWENS.
    GOOOOO COWBOYS!

  2. ~*4-1 HoW bOuT tHeM cOwBoYs!!*~

    The swagger will return and it will especially when Roy suits up!!!

  3. Debi

    Kelly, I totally agree with you! THE BOYS will defend & prevail! All fellow COWBOY fans should stand up & defend not just THE STAR, but THE TEAM as well. The team will work out their kinks & get in gear. They will get their smiles back. They will show the rest of the league jst who they are & what they are made of! THE BOYS are a class act! Soon, every team will be singing “SHOULD HAVE BEEN A COWBOY”! I believe in THE SILVER & BLUE deep down in my soul!

  4. Personally, I think the Cowboys will have a better chance getting to the Super Bowl and possibly winning it NEXT year. I have no basis but it is just a feeling. If they get to the SB and win this year it will be great and they would win it back to back like the 70′s and 90′s but I feel like next year is the year more than this. But I’m pulling for both years =)

  5. TD

    Hell yeah….I agree with all of this. Nothing worth a damn comes easy anyways. Every team on our schedule pays everyone of their players an NFL salary as well!!
    And damn, the record is 4-1…not 3-1-1, as in 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 ugly win.
    You tell em Kelly!
    HATE ME TODAY, HATE ME TOMORROW…..
    Just win baby! How bout them Cowboys!!! – TD

  6. Debbie

    I wish everyone would just calm down and get a grip. The press seems to always rag on the Boys. Every time you turn around the media is trying to analyze every thing they say or do and spinning it until it’s just ugly. The boys will get it together. We just got to calm down and cheer them on… GO COWBOYS!!!!!

  7. Raina

    The press are always on the boys back. Haters have a hayday. Some Fans? even rag on them. I hope they read lonestar so they can see that real fans stand behind them no matter what. Great blog kelly!
    Thanks for putting the large lettering on the bulletin board. I try to read all of the blogs but always do when you post it on the board.