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!