Good Morning Cowboy Fans:
The Dallas Cowboys and I just enjoyed our bye week, a little R&R and now it is back to work. Over the bye week I have pondered about this team, explained my thoughts to friends about this team and fought off the “doubters and haters” regarding this team. I have faced some ridicule and endured all the questions. I finally came to the conclusion it is time for no more excuses…It’s time to go…It’s the playoff run!!
I came into this season with the highest expectations for this team and through it all I have not waivered. This Cowboy team is still a very good team if not one of the two or three best teams in all of Pro football. I am not going to make excuses for Tony’s “pinkie pain” or any of the other injuries the Cowboys have had. It is part of football. I will no longer accept the fact “Pacman” got into trouble and threw the team into a tailspin. We could have been 9-0 at this time and “Pacman” could have still gotten into trouble. I will not accept T.O. and his criticism of the team or talking negatively about the team to the media as the problem or the maybe the coaches not preparing this team to play on Sunday. In the end those are all excuses. Excuses are like ice cream sundaes, they are okay for awhile, but once you eat so many of them you get sick of em’!
As Brad Johnson walked into the Cowboy’s locker room at Giant’s Stadium he ripped off his sweat bands and tossed them at the television stand by the door.
It was about the only target he had hit all day.
And, in a way, it was kind of fitting as he has likely played his final football game.
But that’s okay with the Cowboys, because after a well-timed bye week, they will roll open the training room doors like they are pushing a large rock from a tomb, and Tony Romo, the savior of the season, will emerge. And when the Cowboys resume their schedule this Sunday with a game against the Redskins in Washington, 52 guys will take the team bus.
Romo might walk across the Potomac.
After Sunday’s 35-14 drubbing by the Giants, the Cowboys — who thought their roster had more Hall of Famers than Canton, but, in actuality, it was more busts — are in last place in the NFC East. At 5-4, America’s Team is three games (plus a tiebreaker) behind the Giants, and clinging to the hope that the Dimpled One, with the blonde starlet on his arm, will save us.
Johnson was 5-for-11 for 71 yards Sunday. Battered by the Giants, he was sacked twice and threw two interceptions. Brooks Bollinger, in from the bullpen, threw for 63 yards and a meaningless TD, and was sacked twice.
But even with Romo healthy over the final seven games of the season, the Cowboys will be playing for, at best, a wild-card spot. At worst, maybe a good tee time.
After Sunday’s game, when the Cowboys managed only 183 yards of offense — 75 on one drive — and committed four turnovers, things couldn’t get worse. Romo, who watched from the sideline, has missed three games. The Cowboys are 1-2 in that span, and the victory came with 173 yards of offense against the Tampa Bay Bucs. In other words, brisk winds have moved the football more than the Cowboys in the past month.
But now the winds of change come blowing in. After the loss, the locker room sounded like an Obama rally in whispers: Yes we can! Yes we can!
Remember no more excuses!
I think getting Romo back will make a huge difference. I’m not giving up on this team. We have gotten a lot healthier over the bye week and I feel like the attitude of the whole team will be much better.
Remember no more excuses!
For now let’s look at the wild card way down the road and just win the next game.
Some people say that yet after the biggest fuss made over a pinkie since Fonzie fell in love, will the Cowboys expecting too much from Romo? Will he return rusty? I say “No more excuses”!
We can’t expect that just because he’s coming back that everything is going to be just fine; of course he will be a little rusty. Even a little rusty will produce more than 71 yds of passing offense with Romo at the controls.
Come on we are the Dallas Cowboys! It’s time to man-up and stop letting people hit you in the face. Punch back. It’s like we have been taking shots and hoping to connect with our own wild punch. We’re leaning against the ropes and hoping to survive.
The Cowboys head into Fed-Ex field this Sunday night to play the “hated skins” and its time to get back on that road to Tampa and off the road to no-where.
I’m tired of all the excuses!! There’s no reason for it. It’s time to regroup, get back to the freakin’ drawing board, and do whatever we need to do. This is the Dallas Cowboys!! This is our team!! This is America’s Team!!