Tag:Dallas Cowboys
Posted on: September 24, 2008 6:32 pm

'Boys and 'Skins part 1

The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins will meet this week for the first of their two annual meetings.  The Cowboys have started strong and looked the part of NCF favorite, while the Redskins have also looked good under first year head coach Jim Zorn.  The Cowboys catch a break this week as the Redskins will not have the services of defensive end Jason Taylor.  This may be all Tony Romo needs to find his targets down the field.  T.O. looks to bounce back after having a subpar game last week.  To this point noone has been able to stop the Cowboys except themselves. 

The defense looks to put pressure on the young Jason Campell.  Early on Zorn has held the plays close to the vest but in order to hang with the Cowboys Campell will have to be allowed to make plays.  Portis will find it tough to run with the new "stud" lineman Ratliff clogging it up inside.  I look for the secondary to come up with a couple of interceptions and make some big plays this week, as Dallas continues to separate themselves from the rest of the league, preparing for a showdown with the NY Giants.

Category: NFL
Posted on: September 22, 2008 4:52 pm

Austin Powers

As you might expect Dallas did take advantage of a beat up Green Bay Packer Secondary.  But did you think it would be Miles Austin.  Austin had 88 yards receiving coming into the game and was recovering from a knee sprain, but was well enough to haul in two long passes to go over the century mark and score a key touchdown.  Felix Jones is explosive and Marian Barber is barbaric.  They are the new and improved thunder and lighting of the NFC East.  Gates and Gonzalez get most of the hype as the best TE in the NFL but I think Witten is by far the best TE in the NFL. The guy catches passes in key spots, catches passes over the middle and is a good if not great blocker which springs the backs for long runs.  He maybe the teams MVP.  Three years ago I was watching Romo develop and being from Wisconsin I kept saying man he reminds me of a young Bret Favre.  I'll continue to say it.  He is everything Favre was when he was young.  He is mobile in the pocket, keeping plays alive and makeing flip or shovel passes.  He will make great plays and the stupidest plays alive.  The pass over the middle in the endzone that was intercepted, to the pass to Austin for the TD.  He is tough, taking a big hit as he delivered the ball to Austin for the TD after hurdling a defender.  He has that same charm that wins over fans.

The defense played a much better game last night compared to the week prior.  The line started slowly giving up some chunks on the ground, but thankfully Ryan Grant coughed up the ball once and they were able to hold the Packers to field goals the other times.  Ware and Spears aren't dominating yet.  Ratliff is playing well.  I'm not convinced Z. Thomas was a great pickup.  He seems a bit slow to me.  His tackling is sure, but it seems to always be 5 yards down field.  Aaron Henry just doesn't look good, unless he's blitzing.  Adam Jones is "blanketing anyone".  He is giving a cushion most of the time, and did give up the 50 yard completion to Donald Driver.  Even with all that negative commentary, the Packers are an explosive team and the defense held them to 16 points at Lambeau! 

Special Teams were adequate.  No special returns for or against them.  No missed FG's.  Hopefully the train can keep on rolling when the 'Skins come to town!  How 'bout them Cowboys!

Category: NFL
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