Category Archives: Dallas Cowboys
Do you think Tiger Woods could win The Masters given just a pitching wedge and putter?
Can 6-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson win a seventh title driving on three flat tires?
Imagine the look on Lebron’s face when the ref hands him a flat basketball.
Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin must have been thinking the same thing sitting in the frigid coaches box Monday night. Dallas’ Doomsday Defense couldn’t stop Chicago’s high-flying offense to save their lives.
The Ledger attempted to give each defensive player a grade, but it was difficult being that I had no idea who some of the guys on the field were. As Lee, Ware, Hatcher, Carter et al trotted off the frozen field due to injury, someone with a star on their helmet filled in their spot.
Only the good Lord knows who they were, because I’ll bet the house Coach Kiffin & assistant Rod Marinelli didn’t bank their jobs on these guys.
Speaking of jobs, Cowboy fans can throttle down on the ‘Fire Kiffin!’ threats.
Neither Tiger, Jimmie or Lebron would be worth a sack of rocks if they were given damaged goods to play with. So why should Monte Kiffin be held accountable to the point he must fear for his job?
Realize they are playing guys that have been pulled from the NFL bread line. Not practice squad players, unemployed men!
I will agree, regardless of what backup was on the field, Kiffin should have dialed up a few more blitzes. On third down backed up inside their own 5-yard line, Kiffin chose to rush a three-man front providing absolutely no pressure whatsoever on QB Josh McCown. That seemed to be the theme throughout the night. Contain the big play as opposed to letting them drive the ball down your throat.
Pick your poison Monte.
It’s tough watching this game after game. Realistically, this is as good our defense is going to get. I heard a lot of blame on Jerry Jones. Not drafting well and failing to provide his coaches with quality reserves are valid points.
MNF analyst Jon Gruden said it best, “This Dallas Cowboys defense is not a championship caliber defense”.
Spot on Chuckie.
Skip Bayless tweeted this regarding the Cowboys loss:
“Dallas’ $55 million guaranteed QB has thrown for all over 104 yards tonight. Chicago’s backup has thrown for nearly 350, 4 TDs & run 1 in.”
Yeah, real intelligent observation Skip. I guess Romo is “the real” problem here.
The man is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made these comments Wednesday regarding his starting quarterback:
I’ve often said it is one of the biggest disappointments of my entire time to have Romo as quarterback and not be in better shape for the playoffs as we looked to his career. We need to change that.
Dallas Cowboys fans are collectively holding their breath as their team heads into yet another crucial December. With playoff implications at the forefront of player’s minds, did Jones place undo stress on his star player?
The Ledger thinks Dallas’ owner was spot on with his ‘criticism’, hammering home a valid point.
Normally this time of the year, Jones is wildly spinning the damage control wheels. In the past, his penchant for painting a rosy picture despite how bleak the Cowboy’s future appears, has become the butt of all jokes on sporting networks and local radio shows.
How can one man, regardless of how desperate his team’s situation is, be so confident that things are ok?
Not this year buddy.
Dallas is at a point in their season where they needed a stern shot of reality. Headed into their final four games, it was perfect timing to say what needed to be said, and Jerry Jones delivered that shot with a solid right-hook.
‘Criticism’ may be a little harsh to describe his comments towards Romo. Let’s be honest and call it the ‘harsh truth’. In reality, despite more losses than wins, Tony Romo’s numbers are superb in December.
Except for one glaring stat.
When given the opportunity to take the Win & Your In road during back-to-back season finales, Tony Romo veered off the highway and slammed into the Lose & You Snooze roadside ditch.
It’s no secret. Our Blessed Romo of Dallas can’t seem to conjure up the right mojo to drive our beloved Cowboys through the gauntlet of pressure packed games that good playoff teams always find ways to maneuver around.
Jerry sees it. Fans see it. My labrador retrievers see it.
Now, whether the quarterback likes it or not, his boss made it loud and clear that Tony Romo sees it.
Well done Mr. Jones.
The Ledger is claiming Dallas’ Thanksgiving matchup with the Oakland Raiders, ‘ their most important game of the season’.
Critics are running amuck stating the Cowboys are nothing more than an 8-8 team.
Maybe. So why should anyone not believe them?
Since 1997, Dallas has posted a perfectly average record of 137-137, epitomizing the old saying, “you win some, you lose some”.
At 6-5 headed into the annual Turkey Day game, Dallas faces the most absolute monumental moment of their wacky season.
A Dallas win solidifies (not guarantees) an all-important 9th win. Yes, a ninth win.
By beating Oakland and going 7-5 headed into their final four games of the season, I find it difficult to believe Dallas will lose 3 of those 4 games to finish 8-8.
Back in September when the season started, Dallas’ final four December games resembled a Who’s Who of Murderers Row.
At Chicago on Monday night. Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay at home next. Then, two important divisional games: one at Washington and the finale at home against Philadelphia.
But now in November, with each team in their own state of mini-crisis due to injuries and in-house matters, the schedule looks manageable.
Rodgers will have returned from a separated shoulder, but will be nowhere near 100%. The once formidable Bears defense is a fraction of its old self, and they too might be playing with a banged-up QB. The Redskins locker room is imploding with dissent amongst the players, and RG-Knee’s productivity has taken a step backwards. As for Philadelphia, QB Nick Foles has been named the starter over Michael Vick, which Dallas’ defense has had tremendous success against.
With each team in a state-of-emergency, I don’t see Dallas going 1-3 against the group. Do you?
At worst, Dallas plays down to the competition and splits the quad of games going 2-2, ensuring a 9-7 finish. That ninth win just may be enough to win the NFC East crown, securing a playoff spot for sure.
At best, Dallas takes advantage of these teams and wins 3 out of 4, finishing 10-6. Ten wins will get Dallas into the playoffs with or without the NFC East title, and more importantly, the third seed, securing a wild card home game.
Either way, shutting the ‘experts’ up about 8-8 and .500 would be a huge monkey off of their backs, specifically Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones.
I like the sound of 9-7 and 10-6.
But first, Dallas has to win #7 against Oakland on Turkey Day!