Something Still Missing………..

The 2008 season is finally here… 

However, it feels like something is missing…

Flashes of Romo to Owens on a 45-yard post pattern is something that I cannot wait for, yet something is missing. Barber bulldozing the Giants defense for a 10-yard scamper, when it should of been a 2-yard loss is something to see, yet something is still missing. So what is missing?

It’s the guy opposite Owens, someone that can instill fear into the hearts of opposing secondaries… that is what’s missing.

Last year, the ‘Boys offense broke all kinds of records. (Cowboys records that is.) No quarterback in Cowboys history has ever had the year that Tony Romo had last year. The Cowboys’ offense at times looked unstoppable and scary. So why am I complaining?

Because the reason why the Cowboys lost to the Giants last year was arguably the missing piece… a top tier second receiver.

Yes, I know we had Terry Glenn back at the end, but he looked more like Aaron Glenn. Terry Glenn was at best at 60 % last year. He never had a chance. Patrick Crayton tried to step into his place, but when it mattered most, he messed up on a route in which Romo had him targeted for the go ahead touchdown late in the game. This is not a knock on Crayton, personally I like the kid ,but lets face it… he is not the solid second receiver this team needs if they plan to go all the way this season. He is, by all accounts a solid third receiver.

I really hope either Miles Austin, Sam Hurd, Isaiah Stanback or Danny Amendola blossom this year. I hope that one of them lights it up and can compliment Owens and give the opposition another weapon to worry about. I like all our receivers, but if one of them doesn’t step up in a big way, we are in serious trouble. Imagine for some reason Owens goes down… who’ will be your number one receiver now? Crayton? Hurd? Lets get real…

This years offense is the same as last. Jerry Jones didn’t go out of his way to try and land a another starting receiver through free agency or the draft. And that is the missing ingredient that would transform the Cowboys into the best team in the NFL.

Personally, I am not comfortable with fielding the same team we had last year at the wide receiver position. Jerry Jones should have acquired a solid wide receiver whether by trade or free agency. I know that Jones would like nothing more than to leave Texas Stadium as Super Bowl Champions and go into the new stadium as defending champs. How awesome would that be? New stadium… same great tradition.

So what do you think about our receiving corps? Are you satisfied or would you like to see the Cowboys try and land another top receiver?

Is Roy Williams Unfit for Phillips 3-4 Scheme?

Reading an article at Dallas Morning News, I found some news that was a little concerning. Greg Ellis quoted  Roy Williams saying that he doesn’t think he fits the defense.

"He said, ‘Greg, this defense does not fit me. I don’t fit in well with this defense at all,’" Ellis said. "So when he told me that, I was like, ‘Well, man, it’s still new. Get used to it and it’ll probably be fine for you.’" And obviously I think it came to be true. Just like he said, he doesn’t fit what’s going on here in Dallas right now.

"Now maybe this year, if they decide to keep him for this season, Wade and them will kind of adjust some things to fit him better."

I think we’ve all noticed the difference in Roy Williams and its not for the good. Is it because of the Wade 3-4 scheme? Who knows, but when you come in and workout and be sure to be out before your teammates arrive it makes people wonder.

With all the Pacman drama and your occasional Romo/Simpson nonsense we certainly don’t need to add in-house problems into the mix. Lets just hope the veterans can get their minds focused on the game.


Cowboys Fine With What They Got

It appears as if the Dallas Cowboys are content with the current roster. Jerry Jones must know something the rest of the Dallas Cowboys Nation doesn’t. Dallas has not brought in any big name free agents or any free agents for that matter to Valley Ranch for even a visit with the exception of Zach Thomas. With those of you content with the current roster let me say this, this roster hasn’t changed much since the divisional round playoff loss against the Giants in January. All the starters that started on both sides of the ball are still there. There have been no major upgrades so far this off-season. All we have really done is signed our own free agents. Flozell “2 full starts per game” Adams got a 6 yr deal done before the start of free agency and Ken Hamlin got the franchise tag. Marion Barber and Chris Canty both got tendered. So, any of you excited so far? Personally, the loss against the Giants left a real sour taste in my mouth. It proved that we were weak in some areas and needed upgrades in others. So far, nothing has happened and I am worried guys. I can’t believe I am saying this but I am not excited so far about going into next season with basically the same team as last year. I’m not. If Terrell Owens or Terry Glenn are injured in 2008 we become an average team. If Marion Barber goes down we have an average team. Heaven forbid, if Tony Romo goes down we have a descent team. So LoneStarStruckers, are you guys fine with basically going into 2008 with the same team as last year? Let me know?     

A Silver and Blue Christmas

This year has definitely been one to remember. Not only has the team been successful, but so has this website I created only a year ago. Maybe they go hand in hand, maybe the team’s success has lead to the success of many things, whatever it is – I am thankful. I am so glad to be a part of this place for Cowboys fans to come together.

I think a lot of us feel the same, this year has been different. We have been able to communicate with Cowboys fans across the nation, even across the world! Whether you believe it or not, the fans make a great difference in the world of sports. We all share a great passion for the silver and blue and we couldn’t be more proud of our ‘Boys.

No matter where the future takes us, we will stand behind this great team like we always have. They have great potential to go all the way, but I say lets take it one game at a time.

From everyone here at, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to the great years ahead for this phenomenal team.


Injury Update: Glenn, Crayton, Newman

The rumors are true! Terry Glenn has been out on the practice field this week. He practiced Wednesday and Thursday, running routes without pads or even a jersey. He has been ruled out for Sunday, but according to the Star-Telegram he was quoted saying, "Don’t rule me out! Don’t rule me out!"

I doubt we will see him play this Sunday, but if all goes well he may make an appearance in Carolina. The predictions are that we won’t see him until the playoffs. Either way, its great to see him back on his feet.

In other injury news, Terence Newman returned to full practice on Thursday, after spending Wednesday in the workout room. He had sprained his toe in last week’s game against the Lions.

Patrick Crayton also returned to practice Wednesday, he sprained his foot in Detroit and had been seen wearing a walking boot on Monday.

Romo Named NFC Player of the Week

That’s right people, if you haven’t already heard the buzz Tony Romo has been named NFC Player of the Week. What an honor, it’s his second time to get the award this year and his fourth time in his short tenure as a starter.

In my opinion, no one is more deserving. Romo is breaking records all over the place and proving to everyone that he is one of the elite QBs in the league. Last week’s game had been talked about for months. But with Brett Favre leaving with a couple of interceptions and an injury, and Romo leaving with 19-of-30 completions, 309 yards and 4 touchdowns, no one could have predicted that outcome.

This has been a magical year and it starts with the brightest star in Dallas, Mr. Tony Romo. Anyone who ever questioned his abilites surely won’t do so now. He has proven himself time after time, and as long as he keeps playing with all of his heart, you can rest assured it will lead to nothing but victories. Just sit back and enjoy the show Cowboys fans!

By the way, Rom has also been nominated for the FedEx Air & Ground Offensive Player of the Week at You can vote for him here.

A Thanksgiving Message to StarStruck Friends

I would like to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving. I will be traveling to Dallas to be with my family, Thursday through Saturday. I will not be around to talk about the game or update the website, however a friend will be covering for me. Everything should be back to normal by Sunday.

I am very happy to be spending the holiday with my HUGE Cowboys family. We will definitely be gathered around the TV cheering on them ‘Boys wearing our jerseys just like you! God Bless and Go Cowboys!


From Romo to Owens, We’ve Come A Long Way

What a great feeling it is to be a Cowboys fan! Can you believe we are 9-1! We have many reasons to be happy, and very few to complain about. But I have a huge complaint I want to share with all of you. Where is the love? Where is the respect?

The Dallas Cowboys have won 9 of their last 10 games. They have more than proven what they can do, and done it with class. But everytime you turn on ESPN or check out news around the internet, they are being bashed. Excuses are being thrown out there, when in reality the Cowboys are definitely the team to beat in the NFC.

Tony Romo has been a blessing. He has come in every game and played his heart out. I won’t say he hasn’t made mistakes, but I dare you to try and give me a time when he didn’t get back up and make up for it. He plays with everything he has until the last second of every game. As for certain commentators who say, "Sure, who couldn’t succeed with the weapons he has on the field…". Well, I think we all know thats just not how it works. We had the same receiving corps last year, (pre-Tony Romo) and we did not have the same results. Romo is definitely proving game after game that he is one of the elite quarterbacks in the league today. And Cowboy fans, how exciting is that? It’s only his first year! We have alot to look forward to.

The player who deserves the most respect, is getting the least. Yes, I’m talking about Terrell Owens. In the offseason, I believe Owens promised us 20 touchdowns this season. Well right now he’s up to 12, it’s very possible he could go over 20. He also has 1,028 yards, averaging over 100 yards per game with 6 games left to play. So tell me, where is the love? I understand his past, and his ego and everything that has given him this reputation, but he is doing everything right this time around. He brings a fire to this team, he gets out there and gets his teammates pumped. I know you seen him on the sidelines after his touchdowns, he was fired up! T.O. keep doin’ whatcha doin’, we love ya man!

No matter what this team does, people will either love them or hate them. It’s always been that way, that will never change. My point is all about RESPECT. Keep on hating, it only makes play harder!




Injury Report: Week 11

WR Terry Glenn (knee)

G Leonard Davis (ankle)

CB Anthony Henry (ankle)
WR Isaiah Stanback (shoulder)

Despite rumors of sightings of Terry Glenn in the Cowboys locker room, Terry Glenn is still OUT! And don’t expect to see him next week either. IF he comes back at all this season, it may not be until the playoffs.

Guard Leonard Davis sprained his ankle in practice on Wednesday. The good news is that he walked off the field on his own following the injury, the bad news is if he can’t play Cory Procter will take his place. Procter has never played a game at guard. Davis is a huge reason, Romo is having such a fantastic year.

Anthony Henry is slowly coming back from his ankle injury in late September. He has played in the last two weeks but has yet to start a game since the injury.

Rookie Isaiah Stanback is listed as probable after injurying his shoulder two weeks ago during his NFL debut. If they are not sure he can handle returns, then he will probably be inactive Sunday. Stanback took over Tyson Thompson’s job on special teams two weeks ago. Last week Austin Miles and Nathan Jones shared returns.

Just to clarify Tyson Thompson is not hurt. He has been demoted due to lack of production on special teams. In 2007, Thompson averages just 23.6 yards on kickoff returns, which isn’t bad but isn’t great either.


Remembering Crazy Ray This Weekend

Ever since I could ever remember, Wilford Jones also known as "Crazy Ray", had graced the stands at the Cowboys games. The first time I remember seeing him, was the first time I ever saw the Cowboys and the Redskins playing each other at the Cotton Bowl (for those of you not old enough to remember or know, where the Cowboys first played).

Through the years I became accustomed to seeing him at just about every game, but sadly enough, Crazy Ray past away this year. I think that it would only be fitting that a moment of silence be held in Ray’s memory before the start of the game and that the game be played in his honor.  I will be making the same suggestion to folk on To me, it is something so minimal, to someone that made the game so memorable to me and so many others.

God Bless Crazy Ray.

Article contributed by Carl Davis aka Mr Cowboy74


Dallas Cowboys Weekly Poll Results

Hi Cowboys fans!
Here are the results of last weeks poll which asked the question:
How Long Should Our First String Players Play In The Last Two Pre-Sesaon Game?

Only 12% of the voters thought that the Cowboys’ regulars should play past the second quarter.
An overwhelming 89% of the voters said to “yank them” by the end of the first half. It’s probably best that the Cowboys play it safe from here on out. I’m actually hoping that our guys on offense don’t play more than one series on Thursday.
This week, we were wondering how you felt about some of the players that are already going through some injuries of their own.
Which of the these players would be missed most if the miss the season opener?
1. Terry Glenn
2. Terence Newman
3. Greg Ellis
4. Anthony Fasano
It’s kind of an interesting question to think about because at least three of them bring something big to the table. I have an idea on who I would pick, and I look forward to seeing if I am on the same page as most of you.

Injury Update: No More Preseason For Newman

As you may have heard Terence Newman has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Basically he has severe pain in his heel when he walks or runs. Newman missed last week’s game against the Broncos and will miss the rest of preseason. Coach Phillips expects Newman to start the season opener on September 9th but the injury will likely bother Newman the rest of the season.

This is bad news, considering his backups are veterans Aaron Glenn and Anthony Henry. Newman’s shoes are not easy to fill and he is one of the most underrated cornerbacks in the league. In 2006, Newman had 63 tackles, 54 of which were unassisted.

He has been a proven leader on and off the field and would be a great loss to the Cowboys. Lets hope to see "T-New" out on the field and ready to rumble when the ‘Boys take the field September 9th against the New York Giants.