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Schedule Coming Soon

The NFL will announce the 2010 football schedules on April 20th at 6 p.m. CST on NFL Network and NFL.com.

We already know the opponents we are just waiting  for the dates, times and order.

2010 OPPONENTS

HOME OPPONENTS

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins

Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions

New Orleans Saints

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

AWAY OPPONENTS

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings

Arizona Cardinals

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

We also know the preseason lineup:

Sun, Aug 8 vs. Cincinnati@Canton 7:00 PM
TBA OAKLAND TBA
TBA @ San Diego TBA
Sat, Aug 28 @ Houston 7:00 PM
TBA MIAMI TBA

NFL.com has a pretty cool interactive schedule feature for every team in the league. Check it out here.

Also, remember to check back after schedules are released for schedule graphics and more!

LSS Featured in Dallas Morning News

cowboys fans Hey everyone, I thought I would share this with everyone, our site has been mentioned in an article in the Dallas Morning News.

Our own Joe D was interviewed by DMN’s Michael E. Young in a feature about Cowboys fans.

Great job Joe, we are so proud! ;)

Follow the link below for the full story.

Cowboys fans put past behind ahead of Eagles playoff game

Here’s an excerpt that features Joe D:

After 13 years of playoff frustration – and an 0-6 record in those win-or-go-home games – many Dallas Cowboys fans look at tonight’s game against Philadelphia with cautious optimism and a healthy respect for the past.

That’s Joe DeCaro’s take, anyway, and this lifelong Cowboys fan from New York City – a staff blogger for lonestarstruck.com – can’t understand it.

“In our weekly chats, it seems very, very few are taking the plunge and getting excited,” said DeCaro, “JoeD” to his readers. “It’s like they don’t want to jinx it.”

That’s understandable.

Sure, the ‘Boys beat the Eagles twice this year, including Sunday’s thumping in Arlington, the site of tonight’s game. And the Cowboys are on a roll, winners of three straight, two of them shutouts and the third against the previously undefeated New Orleans Saints.

The running game is clicking, Tony Romo seems to have an answer for any defensive scheme and the Cowboys “D” has been lights out. What could possibly go wrong?

Oh yeah, there was that game against the New York Giants on Jan. 13, 2008, their third matchup of the year. The high-flying Cowboys won the first two. They lost the one that really counted.

The fans haven’t forgotten.

To DeCaro, though, that was then and this is now.

Just as spring brings hope to every baseball fan, even in North Texas, DeCaro figures the parity found throughout the NFL means a few off-season changes can lift last year’s losers right into the playoff race.

“I’m very optimistic and have been all year,” he said. “I figured playoffs and believed we’d win the NFC East, no doubt about it.”

But when he saw the enthusiasm of fans in Philadelphia and New York, and then looked at Dallas, “I wondered, ‘Where’s the noise?’ “

NO PERFECT SEASON FOR YOU! Dallas Wins 24-17

It couldn’t happen. It shouldn’t happen. How could it happen? The Saints were 13-0, their offense was tremendously dominant, the defense had significantly improved. The last two opponents of their schedule would be the Yucs, excuse me, Bucs and the Panthers.

All they had to do was knock off Big D at home. And they lost. THEY LOST!

If I sound like I’m yelling, I am. My voice is gone from the shouts of joy coming from the depths of my belly to the rooftops of my neighborhood.

Sometimes I wonder if I am writer or a member of the team because I feel an enormous weight off of my back.

The Cowboys were not supposed to win. It is DECEMBER! Their worst month! How is it they won???

I’ll tell you how. Because no matter what I say or what my colleagues say in their articles about game previews, power matchups, who is the weak link; none of it matters.

Am I slurring my work? Yeah, I am. Because games are won by men in armor on a field of play.

The games are not decided by the keys that are underneath my fingers as I type this article. They are decided by sweat, by want, by men on a field in the dead of night, in a stadium filled with fans and loud noise.

The field is where the game is decided. The Cowboys knew that. Some of the Saints apparently didn’t. They underestimated the Dallas Cowboys. They thought that this team couldn’t beat him. It already lost two heartbreaking games in consecutive weeks.

That was the biggest mistake you can make.  You can never think a team of NFL players is unworthy of you.

When you step onto that field. You are 0-0. There are no previosu wins or losses with teams outside your division.

The attitude is this: “I don’t care abour your record. I don’t care about your stats. I don’t care that you are guaranteed playoffs. You are going to get a fight, so suit up and put up or shut up.

The Saints and Sean Payton can now shut up.

Because the Dallas Cowboys beat the Saints. Tony Romo completed 22 of 34 passes for 312 yards and a touchdown. Dallas ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns. The defense forced three turnovers, including one to end the game, and four sacks.

The Cowboys may not be a better team than the Saints, but guess what?

You just have to be a better for 60 minutes.

And I don’t think any team could’ve matched Dallas tonight. None whatsoever.

Will Dallas win next week? That’s another 60 minutes.

Right now, I’m going to go enjoy this win.

GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!

Cowboys Hand Saints Their First Loss In 24-17 Thriller

Wow what an incredible finish to an incredible game, and quite possibly some the best drama we’ve seen all season.

The Cowboys did the unexpected and beat the previously undefeated New Orleans Saints 24-17 in a hard fought battle that kept most Cowboys fans on the edge of their seats right up until the final seconds of the game.

Tony Romo and Miles Austin lit up the sky and the scoreboard once again on offense, while Marion Barber and Felix Jones kept the ground game churning and burning.

However, it was the defense who stepped up the most and found a way to stop the juggernaut from New Orleans.

DeMarcus Ware

DeMarcus Ware was back and made some key plays including a sack of Drew Brees and a forced fumble with 10 seconds left on the clock and the Saints moving the ball. The Cowboys recovered and the rest as they say was history.

Anthony Spencer and Mike Jenkins had huge efforts on defense, and as for Spencer, he is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with on defense.

The only bad note to the game was the continuing struggles of Nick Folk who missed a chip-shot field goal that the Cowboys needed to put the Saints away for good. There”s no way the Cowboys don’t replace him next week.

This was the first December win on the road since 2007 for the Cowboys.

The victory may have put a final nail in the Giants coffin, but keeps us alive and well for a play off spot as we inch closer to the final game of the season against the much hated Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. What a game that will be!

Merry Christmas everybody!

Enjoy this gift from the Cowboys!

Top 10 Players In Fantasy Football

I dont know about everyone else but I do play fantasy football during the season, and with it as popular as it is I figured I’d break down nfl.com’s top 10 players and my top 10players.

          NFL Ranking 

  1. Adrian Peterson-RB- Minnesota Vikings
  2. Matt Forte-RB- Chicago Bears
  3. Michael Turner-RB- Atlanta Falcons
  4. Maurice Jones-Drew-RB- Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. DeAngelo Williams- RB- Carolina Panthers
  6. Chris Johnson- RB- Tennessee Titans
  7. Drew Brees- QB- New Orleans Saints
  8. Steven Jackson- RB- St.Louis Rams
  9. Brian Westbrook- RB- Philadelphia Eagles
  10. Frank Gore- RB- San Francisco 49ers

           My Ranking

  1. Larry Fitzgerald- WR- Arizona Cardinals
  2. Adrian Peterson- RB- Minnesota Vikings
  3. Chris Johnson- RB- Tennessee Titans
  4. Drew Brees- QB- New Orleans Saints
  5. Marion Barber- RB- Dallas Cowboys
  6. Calvin Johnson- WR- Detroit Lions
  7. DeAngelo Williams- RB- Carolina Panthers
  8. Peyton Manning- QB- Indianapolis Colts
  9. Steve Slaton- RB- Houston Texans
  10. Andre Johnson- WR- Houston Texans

Cowboys 2009 Opponents And My Predictions

Well I have decided to list our 2009 opponents and my win and loss predictions even if the case is that the dates have not been released for the games.

Home

New York Giants-W

Philadelphia Eagles-W

Washington Redskins-L

Atlanta Falcons-W

Carolina Panthers-L

Seattle Seahawks-W

Oakland Raiders-W

San Diego Chargers- L

Away

New York Giants-L

Philadelphia Eagles-W

Washington Redskins-W

New Orleans Saints-W

Tampa Bay Buccaners-W

Green Bay Packers-L

Denver Broncos-W

Kansas City Chiefs-W

My predicted record: 11-5.

I see us sweeping Philly because our rivalry with them hit a new high at the end of last season. Well for the 5 losses I predict let me explain those to you. Washington will beat us at home because they are our toughest divison opponents ever no matter what the records of either are or what players are on the teams and I just see that being our first loss at our new stadium.

Carolina I dont think that we will be able to contain Steve Smith and DeAngelo Williams because Carolina mixes the pass and run so fluidly in my opinion.

San Diego only one name needs to be said Darren Sproiles, I believe he is just to quick and elusive and will tear us apart because he is not some over-hyped running back like we usually face and stop.

New York Giants just dont think we can sweep them this year cant really explain why though but I do know that Chris Canty is one reason.

Green Bay they just always pose a threat and it is one of our greatest non-divisonal rivals and we’ve beat them the past two years and I just feel that they will have our number this year.

Well thats how I feel about 2009. Let me know how you feel about my opinion and what your opinion is by commenting. I look foward to seeing what you guys think.

Cowboys Record Against Other NFL Teams

Just in case you have ever wondered how the Cowboys have matched up against other NFL teams through the years, I have put together something you might be interested in.

Below you can see the Cowboys win/loss record against each team in the NFL since 1960. I snagged the info from the 2006 media guide and updated the records by adding the wins/losses from the 2007 season. The totals below are from the regular season and the playoffs. It does not include pre-season play.


Arizona Cardinals 55-28-1
Atlanta Falcons    
15-8
Baltimore Ravens   
0-2
Buffalo Bills      
7-3
Carolina Panthers
7-3
Chicago Bears
13-8
Cincinnati Bengals
5-4
Cleveland Browns
11-17
Denver Broncos
5-5
Detroit Lions
12-10
Green Bay Packers
15-12
Houston Texans
1-1
Indianapolis Colts
8-6
Jacksonville Jaguars
2-2
Kansas City Chiefs
5-3
Miami Dolphins
5-7
Minnesota Vikings
14-12
New England Patriots
7-3
New Orleans Saints
14-8
New York Giants
54-36-2
New York Jets
7-2
Oakland Raiders
3-6
Philadelphia Eagles
54-43
Pittsburgh Steelers
15-14
St. Louis Rams
14-14
San Diego Chargers
6-2
San Francisco 49ers
14-16-1
Seattle Seahawks
6-5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9-3
Tennessee Titans
7-5
Washington Redskins
56-38-2

Keep in mind that these records reflect games with Dallas when some of these teams were under other names and/or played in other cities than they do now. 

For example, the record against the Tennessee Titans also reflects games played against the Cowboys when the Titans were known as the Houston Oilers.

It is interesting to note that out of the 31 other teams in the NFL, the Cowboys have a winning record against 22 of those teams, they have a losing record against 5 teams (Ravens, Browns, Dolphins, Raiders and 49ers), and their record is at .500 with 4 teams (Broncos, Texans, Jaguars, and Rams).