Ready For The Big Game

Our Dallas Cowboys are about to take on a monumental challenge this weekend as they travel to the Linc to play the 5-2 high octane Eagles. We are going to need to put an almost perfect performance on the field Sunday night, and I think that is exactly what we will see from our Cowboys. Pride is a great motivator and 44-6 is a great way to hurt a grown man’s pride. Anybody who tells you that they are not thinking about that beating in Philly last year is a liar.

Our offense is clicking and I think this will be the return of Jason Witten for a couple reasons. Miles Austin will probably be covered by one of the league’s best lockdown corners Asante Samuel. So I am thinking Austin’s day may be moderate to the ones he has had so far this season. Samuel, who came from New England and that great success they have there, has faced a lot of great receivers and it will no doubt be a huge test for Miles Austin.

We are Cowboys fans and this team right now probably has surpassed all of our expectations. Especially after that 2-2 start. Make no mistake, this game right here is the most important game so far this season. The NFC East title can be the difference between going to Green Bay or Philadelphia in January rather than hosting them in the big house.

We need every game we can have in the palace because Jerry has created an environment that is probably the most difficult in the entire NFL to play in. We must begin with the division if we want a top two seed in the playoffs. We win this game and we will not have to play Philadelphia again until the last game which will be in Dallas. It is not time to think playoffs, it’s time to think Eagles, then Packers, then Redskins, then Raiders. One game at a time.

We have a huge game here and we will need more than Austin or Romo to win. We will need the belief and confidence we all have when the team is doing great, even if they are not doing great. We still need to believe in the team. So as we ride into Philadelphia tonight and get set to enjoy the game, know that the star shines bright and the Cowboys are the best.

Rivalry Doesn’t Even Begin to Describe It

To some Cowboys fans it doesn’t get much worse than the Washington Redskins, to others its the New York Giants. While those are intense games and definitely rivalries, the Philadelphia Eagles are the team that really boils my blood.

Roy WilliamsI won’t go on and on about the Michael Irvin injury story that broke hearts all over America, although it really is the true root of my hatred. I won’t even talk about the infamous horse collar and Roy Williams slamming Donovan McNabb down to the ground with all his might. Rest assured I won’t mention the name that added fuel to the fire only a few years ago.

All we really have to do is go back 314 days ago when the Philadelphia Eagles crushed our dreams of making the playoffs. We had already beaten them that same season on Monday Night Football in a damn good game for the entire country to witness. All the Cowboys had to do was win and they were in. Unfortunately it never happened, not even close.

I will admit to you right here and now, I cried my eyes out. I’m not afraid to admit it. I guarantee you there were many holes punched in walls and coffee tables smashed, and sure enough even televisions destroyed.

I don’t know how we moved on from that day, but we did.

This Sunday is the day the Cowboys have been waiting for all year long. It has been 44 weeks and 6 days since the most lopsided loss in Cowboys history, oh those haunting numbers, 44-6.

Maybe the Eagles and their lowly fans have that cold day in December of ’08, but the Cowboys still own the Eagles. Sunday will mark the 100th meeting the two NFC East teams, with the Cowboys coming out on top, 55-44.

Hey, not to mention our five Super Bowl victories to their zero. Yeah that’s the die-hard fan pride coming out in me.

It’s going to be a big game that’s for sure. Is the season riding on it? Possibly. The Cowboys and Eagles and Giants are running a tight race to lead the division, leaving the Redskins in the dirt. Every game counts and division match-ups are the toughest games period.

Dallas is riding on a three game winning streak and Tony Romo has won 12 consecutive starts in November.

Cowboys EaglesInterestingly enough the Cowboys have fond memories of playing the Eagles during Week 9 of the season. Back in the glory years on the 90’s, the Cowboys defeated the Eagles back to back in ’92 and ’93. And only two years ago when the Cowboys finished the year 13-3, they defeated the Eagles 38-17. All in all the ‘Boys are 6-2 during Week 9 over the Eagles.

But honestly, the only numbers that will matter Sunday night is the final score when the time clock runs out. Us Cowboy fans know that. We know that statistics are fun and trash talk is inevitable, but in the end anything can happen… any given Sunday.

It won’t be an easy game by any means. Do we have a chance? Hell yeah we do.

I want Tony Romo leading the way, Keith Brooking firing up the ‘D’ and DeMarcus Ware looking to catch up on his sacks. Miles Austin will be truly tested and Roy Williams definitely has something to prove. Jason Witten is due for a major breakout game as well. Be confident but stay focused.

So get ready for the Sunday night show, fasten your seat belts its going to be a wild ride!

And one last thing, a message to all the Eagle fans out there – Payback is a bitch!

Fantasy Report: Week #9 Picks

Week #9    Hot Starts For This Weekend

QB

1)      P. Manning – IND

2)      D. Brees – NO

3)      T. Brady – NE

4)      J. Cutler – CHI

5)      A. Rodgers – GB

RB

1)      M. Jones-Drew – JAC

2)      J. Addai – IND

3)      M. Turner – ATL

4)      R. Grant – GB

5)      R. Rice – BAL

WR

1)      L. Fitzgerald – ARZ

2)      R. Moss – NE

3)      R. Wayne – IND

4)      W. Walker – NE

5)      G. Jennings – GB

TE

1)      D. Clark – IND

2)      A. Gates – SD

3)      T. Gonzales – ATL

4)      J. Shockey – NO

5)      J. Witten – DALLAS COWBOYS

Sorry guys it’s going to be short and sweet this week. So read it and weap!

ARZ vs CHI: Boldin is hurt so Fitz will go off. Great matchup both sides.

ATL vs WAS: Good matchup for Atlanta but Washington couldn’t score against a high school team so don’t bother with them.

BAL vs CIN: Super running game matchups, not sure if anything will happen in the air!

BUF: BYE

CAR vs NO: Good solid matchup for both teams, start all players.

CLE: BYE

DAL vs PHI: Game of the week - I see this as a defensive battle and a low scoring game if the Cowboys are going to pull this off. If Philly gets rolling we will be in trouble. So below average start for all players.

DEN vs PIT: Another defensive battle here. Try to avoid using players in this game if you can.

DET vs SEA: Detroit is in bad shape so expect the Seahawks to thrive. Start all Seattle players you got.

GB vs TB: GB has to be devastated by the beating Favre gave them. I still think they will bounce back this week so start’em if you got’em. TB is a below average matchup.

HOU vs IND: Should be a high scoring game must start all players.

JAC vs SF: Jones-Drew is the only player worth starting in this game unless your in a bind.

MIA vs NE: A lot of trash talk going on here, but the bottom line is a below average matchup for the Dolphins and an above average day for the passing game of the Patriots.

MIN: BYE

NYG vs SD: The Giants are home and on a 3 game losing streak, that’s a bad week to be a Charger. Start all Giants but it will probably be a below average day for the Chargers.

NYJ: BYE

OAK: BYE “Yea like it matters”

STL: BYE

SF vs TEN: Looks like a good game but be careful here, It’s a below average game for the 49ers and an average game at best for Tennessee.

That’s it for me this week hope to make it up to you next week.

“May the Fantasy Gods Bless your team this weekend unless you are playing me.” – Gremlins

Is It Time To Make a Change?

We have all heard the stories going back to the off-season. About how Tony Romo and Roy Williams were spending time together trying to get to know each other, trying to get their timing together, trying to get the chemistry going. All of that talk moved into the preseason and once again we all watched and hoped that with every pass attempt and every completion that things were starting to work between quarterback and receiver. Then week one against Tampa Bay Romo hit Williams with a nice pass as Williams split the defense and scored from 66 yards out. Again, we all hoped that this was what we were all waiting for.

Through week 8 of this 2009 season Roy Williams is fourth on the team in receptions with 14 for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Let’s not forget the countless drops by Williams, some his fault, some Romo’s fault. And add a few sore rips from the game against the Broncos.

Is it unheard of to think about giving someone else the start over Williams? Just like Wade Phillips did a few weeks ago when he named Miles Austin as a starter. I don’t want to hear it’s not possible because of the money Williams is making or because of the number of draft picks Dallas gave up to get him last season. This the NFL where you have to win NOW. Maybe it’s time to get Romo the receivers he seems to be on the same page with. Maybe it’s time to go with what gives Dallas the best chance to succeed now.

I for one am tired of the talk of getting to know each other, working harder in practice, improving every week. It’s just not working between Romo and Williams. I guess it’s like when you are dating someone. You know if there is something between the two of you and your relationship grows from that and you also know when there is not and you have to make a decision. When you realize there is nothing there you just have to move on. It’s no ones fault. It just does not work out.

It just seems to be effortless when Romo is throwing to Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin and of course Jason Witten. Even though Sam Hurd has not caught many balls in 2009 it still seems easy when Romo throws to him which was also the case in past seasons. There was never that word chemistry when it came to these receivers. It just worked between all of them. Even newcomer Kevin Olgetree jelled with Romo going back to training camp and into the preseason.

Today it was Roy Williams and Tony Romo once again talking about their “chemistry” with each other as reported by ESPN.com.and DallasCowboys.com

“It’s just not even close,” Williams said. “It’s not even funny. Not even close.”

“I’m the No. 1 receiver,” Williams said. “But things are just going No. 2’s way.”

“He gets the ball thrown correctly his way,” Williams said of Austin. “I’m stretching and falling and doing everything. Everybody [else] who’s been here’s balls are there. Our footballs [from Romo to Williams] are everywhere right now.”

“I anticipated us rolling right now,” Williams said. “I mean, we’re rolling in the win column, yeah. But as far as me and Romo’s connection . . . getting better though, getting better.

“We’re going to be fine there,” Romo said after Sunday’s win over the Seattle Seahawks. “I know what Roy’s doing. It’s just a matter of going back and looking the tape and seeing what we have to do better. But it’s just part of growing with a receiver.”

My thoughts are that you need to put the players on the field that are making plays, not the players that you hope will make the plays. Romo knows who he is comfortable with and knows who he can trust at this point in the season. If it has not worked with Williams up to this point, then it never will. I truly believe that. I could care less that Williams thinks he is the number one receiver on the team. The fact is he is anything but that. The go to guys on this team are Austin, Crayton and Witten.

It’s time to make a change!!

Attention Lady Football Fans

For all of you ladies who love football and would like to learn more about the sport here’s your chance! The Cowboys are hosting Cowboys Football 101 at Cowboys Stadium. Its a great opportunity to visit the stadium, meet a couple of players and become versed in the wonderful game of football.

When: Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX

Cost: $55

If you are interested I recommend that you click on the link below, you must enroll to attend and it will be limited to the first 200 applicants.

Attendees will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.

Click here for more information.

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Thanks to Tiffany for sharing this info.

Weekly Game Balls: Week 8

The Cowboys are on a nice three game winning streak, everyone is healthy and all is well this week in the Big D. Sunday the Cowboys face one of their toughest divisional rivals when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles.

For now let’s focus on the positive that we can take out of last Sunday’s matchup against the battered and bruised Seahawks.

This week’s offensive game ball goes to Tony Romo.

Tony Romo finished the day 21 for 36 with 256 yards and three touchdowns. He hit three different receivers – Williams, Hurd and Austin.

Romo has gone three straight games without an interception, a career best. He is also learning to spread the ball around to whoever is open. He threw the ball to ten different receivers in the Seattle game.

The schedule is about to get tougher through November and December. If Romo can build from these past three games and stay on track, there’s no reason to doubt that he has what it takes to go up against top teams in the league.

Romo is also up for the NFL’s FedEx Player of the Week for the third time this year.

Great work this week Romo!

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This week’s defensive/special teams game ball goes to Patrick Crayton.

I know what you’re thinking, Patrick Crayton is a wide receiver. However, he is also our punt returner, and damn good one too.

Patrick Crayton has had a punt return for a touchdown in each of the last two games.

Cowboys had signed return specialist Allen Rossum, however he injured himself in his debut with the team, so Crayton went back to his punt return role.

The amazing thing is Crayton was demoted from his WR starting position with the promotion of Miles Austin and since then has excelled on special teams with his two TDs.

Crayton also has the chance to make NFL history if he gets the chance to return a punt for a TD in Philly this weekend. No NFL player has ever returned for touchdowns in three consecutive games. It won’t be an easy task, and surely the Eagles are aware of the chance for a Cowboy to make history at their home.

Good luck Crayton, we will be cheering you on!

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Congratulations to Romo and Crayton for their great contribution to the victory.

Honorable Mention: Keith Brooking continues to impress, he had 8 tackles, 3 assists and a sack.

Third Times A Charm – Vote Romo!

For the third time this season Tony Romo is up for FedEx Player of the Week at NFL.com. Now come on Cowboys fans, get your votes counted! You can vote as many times as you like, so get to clicking!

Also, Romo winning is more than just for show, if he wins $1,000 will go to Safe Kids Coalition in Dallas.

VOTE HERE!

VIKINGS QB BRETT FAVRE, EAGLES QB DONOVAN MC NABB & COWBOYS QB TONY ROMO; TITANS RB CHRIS JOHNSON, JAGUARS RB MAURICE JONES-DREW & TEXANS RB RYAN MOATS CANDIDATES FOR FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK HONORS

Fans To Vote For Winners On NFL.com FedEx Delivers Pedestrian Safety Improvements On Behalf of Winning Players In Their Teams’ Markets

Quarterbacks BRETT FAVRE of the Minnesota Vikings, DONOVAN MC NABB of the Philadelphia Eagles and TONY ROMO of the Dallas Cowboys are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on November 1 – 2, while running backs CHRIS JOHNSON of the Tennessee Titans, MAURICE JONES-DREW of the Jacksonville Jaguars and RYAN MOATS of the Buffalo Bills are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, the NFL announced today.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.

Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air & Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA – a national non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children – by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players’ names. The funding, allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team’s city, is used for pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and street signage to traffic barriers and educational training.

For a second season, fans can tune into the “FedEx Air & Ground Lowdown” posted exclusively on NFL.com/FedEx starting Wednesday mornings. The show examines the nominees in the Air & Ground categories through exclusive video highlights and expert analysis. NFL Network’s RICH EISEN and MARSHALL FAULK host the weekly five-minute show.

A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:

• Minnesota’s BRETT FAVRE passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns completing 17 of 28 passes at Lambeau Field in the Vikings’ 38 – 26 win over the Green Bay Packers.

• Philadelphia’s DONOVAN MC NABB threw three touchdowns, completing 17 of 23 passes for 240 yards in the Eagles’ 40 – 17 win over the New York Giants.

• Dallas‘ TONY ROMO completed 21 of 36 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 38 – 17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:

• Tennessee’s CHRIS JOHNSON gained 228 yards on 24 carries including two touchdown runs of 52 yards and 89 yards in the Titans’ 30 – 13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

• Jacksonville’s MAURICE JONES-DREW carried the ball eight times for 177 yards and two touchdowns (80 and 79 yards) in the Jaguars’ 30 – 13 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

• Houston’s RYAN MOATS carried the ball 23 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns in the Texans’ 31 – 10 win over the Buffalo Bills.

As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, FedEx understands the need for a winning game plan, and created the Air & Ground program to highlight superior on-field performance while delivering safe kids off the field. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements through its 10-year partnership with Safe Kids USA.

VIKINGS QB BRETT FAVRE, EAGLES QB DONOVAN MC NABB & COWBOYS QB TONY ROMO; TITANS
RB CHRIS JOHNSON, JAGUARS RB MAURICE JONES-DREW & TEXANS RB RYAN MOATS
CANDIDATES FOR FEDEX AIR & GROUND® NFL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK HONORS
Fans To Vote For Winners On NFL.com
FedEx Delivers Pedestrian Safety Improvements
On Behalf of Winning Players In Their Teams’ Markets
Quarterbacks BRETT FAVRE of the Minnesota Vikings, DONOVAN MC NABB of the
Philadelphia Eagles and TONY ROMO of the Dallas Cowboys are the finalists for
the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on November 1 – 2,
while running backs CHRIS JOHNSON of the Tennessee Titans, MAURICE JONES-DREW of
the Jacksonville Jaguars and RYAN MOATS of the Buffalo Bills are the finalists
for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, the NFL announced today.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST
on Tuesday through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL
Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.
Fans will be voting for more than their favorite player. As part of the Air &
Ground program, FedEx continues its support of Safe Kids USA – a national
non-profit organization that works to prevent accidental injury among children –
by making weekly $1,000 donations in the winning players’ names. The funding,
allocated to local Safe Kids coalitions in that team’s city, is used for
pedestrian safety improvements throughout the year, from upgraded crosswalks and
street signage to traffic barriers and educational training.
For a second season, fans can tune into the “FedEx Air & Ground Lowdown” posted
exclusively on NFL.com/FedEx starting Wednesday mornings. The show examines the
nominees in the Air & Ground categories through exclusive video highlights and
expert analysis. NFL Network’s RICH EISEN and MARSHALL FAULK host the weekly
five-minute show.
A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:
•   Minnesota’s BRETT FAVRE passed for 244 yards and four touchdowns completing
17 of 28 passes at Lambeau Field in the Vikings’ 38 – 26 win over the Green Bay
Packers.
•   Philadelphia’s DONOVAN MC NABB threw three touchdowns, completing 17 of 23
passes for 240 yards in the Eagles’ 40 – 17 win over the New York Giants.
•   Dallas‘ TONY ROMO completed 21 of 36 passes for 256 yards and three
touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 38 – 17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
•   Tennessee’s CHRIS JOHNSON gained 228 yards on 24 carries including two
touchdown runs of 52 yards and 89 yards in the Titans’ 30 – 13 win over the
Jacksonville Jaguars.
•   Jacksonville’s MAURICE JONES-DREW carried the ball eight times for 177 yards
and two touchdowns (80 and 79 yards) in the Jaguars’ 30 – 13 loss to the
Tennessee Titans.
•   Houston’s RYAN MOATS carried the ball 23 times for 126 yards and three
touchdowns in the Texans’ 31 – 10 win over the Buffalo Bills.
As the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl,
FedEx understands the need for a winning game plan, and created the Air & Ground
program to highlight superior on-field performance while delivering safe kids
off the field. Because FedEx has thousands of delivery trucks out on the roads
each day, the company is committed to funding pedestrian safety improvements
through its 10-year partnership with Safe Kids USA.

Flashback: Dallas vs Philadelphia – 1992

The Cowboys 1-15 season in 1989 seemed so far ago. They had shown improvement every season following 1989, the team was getting stronger with coach Jimmy Johnson leading the way. The Cowboys finished the 1992 season with a 13-3 record. Their most wins in franchise history. They were champions of the NFC East and received a first round bye in the playoffs. Their first opponent in the 1992 playoffs? The hated division rival Philadelphia Eagles. There was something different about this Cowboys team. A confidence that just could not be explained.

Texas Stadium would be the site for this Divisional round game. And it would be the Eagles who scored on their first possession and took a 3-0 lead after a penalty on the Cowboys. Cornerback Issiac Holt jumped off-sides on an Eagles punt, giving them a first down which resulted in the Eagles field goal.

The Cowboys would score the next 34 points in the game and never looked back. Their first score came in the first quarter as newly signed tight end Derek Tennell caught a short touchdown pass from Troy Aikman. Dallas took the lead 7-3.

After a very slow second quarter Dallas exploded for 10 points in the last 47 seconds of the quarter. A 41 yard Aikman to Alvin Harper reception put the ball at the Eagles six yard line. From there Aikman threw his second touchdown pass of the first half as he connected with Jay Novacek for the score and a 14-3 lead. On the kickoff Eagles return man Vai Sikahema fumbled the ball and Dallas recovered. Dallas kicker Lin Elliott kicked a field goal as the half ended and the Cowboys went to the locker room with a 17-3 lead.

The Cowboys continued their dominating defensive play in the third quarter as they stopped the Eagles offense with each possession. The Dallas offense put up ten more points before the third quarter ended. Emmitt Smith who finished the game with 114 yards rushing, scored on a 23 yard touchdown run. And once again Lin Elliott kicked a field goal to increase the Cowboys lead to 27-3 as the third quarter ended.

The Cowboys lone fourth quarter score came from seldom used running back Derrick Gainer who scored from one yard out with 3:19 left and put Dallas ahead 34-3.

The only Eagles touchdown? That came with only 50 seconds left in the game as Randall Cunningham threw a touchdown pass to receiver Calvin Williams. The Cowboys beat the Eagles 34-10 and earned a trip to San Francisco for the NFC Championship game.

The score itself (34-10) shows how much the Cowboys dominated the Eagles in this playoff game, but if you look a little closer at some of the numbers the domination was so much more. The Cowboys had the number one ranked defensive unit in the NFL in 1992 and they showed it against the Eagles by shutting down their running game as well as their passing game.

The Dallas defense held the Eagles offense to only 178 yards in the game. Cunningham passed for 160 yards, but 102 of those yards game in the fourth quarter with Dallas in command. Cunningham was also sacked five times for losses of 45 yards by the Dallas defense .

The Eagles running game didn’t do much better as they only rushed for 63 yards. Herschel Walker rushed for 29 yards during the Eagles first possession of the game and did not gain another yard the rest of the game. Heath Sherman who replaced Walked managed only 12 yards on six carries during the game.

It was a dominating performance from the entire Dallas team against the Eagles. A performance that would vault the Dallas Cowboys organization into being the team of the decade in the 1990’s with three Super Bowl Championships.

“I felt like we would win before the game started”, said Jimmy Johnson

“It’s a big win for us,” said Johnson. “We’ve got bigger wins coming.”

“We could have done better. We could have shut them out”, said Russell Maryland

“They are a great team,” said Cunningham. “And today they whipped our butts. They’re a young team and they’ll be around for a while, so we and others better get used to them.”

You can see the box score of the game here…

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199301100dal.htm

And So It Begins

Dallas totally took apart Seattle just like they did Atlanta last week, complete with sacks, Tony Romo with no turnovers and a punt return TD by Patrick Crayton. Now if these last 2 weeks have not been the definition of complete, I want to know what the heck is. Sitting at 5-2, first place in the division and a date with rival Philly next Sunday night the Cowboys have to have a short memory not only about their recent success but also about that 44-6 drumming they took last year in week 17.

The Cowboys are riding high right now and all the fans are coming out of hiding. In the coming weeks I am positive this team will face adversity because the schedule is only going to get tougher.

(In no particular order)
@ Philadelphia Eagles
@ & vs. Washington Redskins
@ New York Giants
@ New Orleans Saints
vs. San Diego Chargers
@ Green Bay Packers

Dallas will face hard times traveling to these cities late in the season. So we as fans need to prepare ourselves for this and stick by Dallas. All is good right now because the team is playing like we all envisioned they could play, but when they start struggling we need to be there too.

First place is on the line, just like last year when the final playoff spot was up for grabs. Dallas needs to win this game as they head into a very tough spot in their schedule. They will need to win this game to keep ahead of the Eagles. It’s also crucial to stay confident going into Green Bay, and later facing the Redskins (who almost always give us a run for our money no matter what the record is).

Let’s take care of business this week and win in Philly!

*****GO COWBOYS*****

Wide Receivers Get To Work

Miles AustinThe Dallas Cowboys once again played a game where all phases came together, this time against against the Seahawks. It was really nice to see all of the wide receivers get into the action.

Miles Austin scored another touchdown, Roy Williams scored a touchdown on a nice slant route, Patrick Crayton scored on another punt return, Sam Hurd scored a touchdown on nice pass, and although Kevin Ogletree did not score, he did make a nice catch and run for a first down.

I will admit it I have had my doubts about our wide receiver corps, but it seems that they might be coming along and they are doing some good things. It has been nice to see Miles Austin doing so well, he has catches totaling 482 yards. That is the best that a wide receiver has ever done in their first three games.

Romo and Williams have some work to do and even they admit that they have not been on the same page a lot this year.

I am sure Jason Witten is happy we are winning, but not so happy that he is not getting his normal amount of catches.

Its nice to see that the receivers have finally found a way to get open and make some nice catches and runs.

Patrick Crayton has stepped it up in the return game, scoring a touchdown in each of the last two games.

We have the Eagles this weekend and we are tied with them for first place in the division, we need to step it up again and beat them.

GO COWBOYS!

Balancing It Out

Yes there was only 1 football on the field at a time, but from the way Dallas looked this week and the way Tony Romo spread the ball around it sure didn’t look like it. Dallas had Seattle confused from the very beginning on what their game plan was and that was to dominate.

Tony Romo went 21/36 for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns with NO interceptions. Miles Austin had 5 receptions for 61 yards rushed for 11 yards and had a touchdown. Sam Hurd had just one reception but it went for 35 yards and a touchdown. Roy Williams finally had his first touchdown as a Dallas Cowboy with 2 receptions for 19 yards. Patrick Crayton had 39 yards receiving and returned a punt for a touchdown for the second week in a row. Jason Witten, Felix Jones, Kevin Ogletree and Martellus Bennett all had receptions for over 100 total yards.

Marion “The Beast” Barber had only 14 rushing attempts but went for 53 yards and a touchdown. Felix Jones had 8 attempts and pounded out 39 yards. Tashard Choice got in on the action with 4 rushes for 11 yards. The offense went for a total of 26 first downs in the game, with 17 of those coming in the first half alone. 15 of those first downs by passing and 7 of them by rushing. Our third down efficiency was at 53% with a total of 362 net yards. Time of possession was an astounding 34:45

th_newman-1Keith Brooking continued to make his statement towards defensive player of the year with 8 tackles and forcing 1 sack. Demarcus Ware once again had a strong game with 2 tackles and a sack and Bobby Carpenter refused to be overlooked and got in with 3 tackles and a sack. Terence Newman and Bradie James both had good games each forcing a fumble that was recovered by Dallas. With a total of 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and only allowing 79 rushing yards by previous Dallas Cowboys RB Julius Jones, holding the Seattle offensive possession time to 25:15 and only 17 points, the defense made a statement once again.

You hear all this talk about what division is the toughest in the league. If you look at the numbers it is an easy decision to make. the NFC east is the only division in the league to have 3 teams with at least 5 wins on the season. With 5 out of the next 4 games being on the road you could make the argument that Dallas has the toughest schedule to finish out the season but with the way they are coming together on both offense and defense, bring on the competition.

Sunday night is going to be a true test for Dallas when we play Philly for first place in our division. After we win that game and silence all the critics we make our way north to Lambeau field for a battle against the Green Bay Packers before we come back home against our long time rivals (I cringe every time I even say their name) the STRUGGLING Washington Redskins.

Although we are looking very strong at home, we need to prove to not only ourselves but all the critics out there that we can win on the road. Once we win Sunday night and take over first place, then come home after winning in Green Bay with a 3 game winning streak, maybe, JUST MAYBE, everyone will see that this year DALLAS IS ON A MISSION!!!!!

LET’S GO BOYS!!!!!!!

Romo Spreads the Love As the Cowboys Win 38-17

Tony Romo and the Cowboys had an excellent outing at home against the Seahawks winning 38-17.

The defense and special teams looked outstanding and the offense used all of their weapons.

Touchdowns: Sam Hurd, Marion Barber, Roy Williams, Miles Austin, Patrick Crayton

Sacks: Keith Brooking, DeMarcus Ware, Bobby Carpenter

Patrick Crayton returned a punt for a touchdown for the second week in a row.

Outstanding play all around! How bout them Cowboys!