It’s Sunday

It’s Sunday. Today we are celebrating my daughter Harper turning three. So we’re having a kid party at our house around 4:00. These are the things that I knew would get in the way of seeing the must-see games when I became a dad. And it’s fine.

The marquee match-up at that hour is of course the Patriots and Raiders in Mexico City. It will be on, but I doubt I see much of it in detail.

The crown jewell gem of the day is Dak vs. Wentz on Sunday Night Football.

Enjoy your Sunday, and God Bless!

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Dallas gets routed in Atlanta 27-7


[Gamebook]
[Dallas Star Telegram]
[Prescott Rushing TD]

This game really sucked, and it felt predictable as can be. My birthday weekend didn’t yield a win for the Cowboys. At age 35, I’m winding down. My fandom for the NFL feels kind of forced at this point. Yet, I’m sitting here writing about a 27-7 Cowboys loss at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Dak Prescott was 20 of 30 for 176 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions through the air. He was sacked eight times on the day. He ran it six times for 42 yards and a touchdown that put Dallas up 7-0. Of course, this will always go down as the game that Adrian Claiborne had six sacks. That was more a product of Dallas’ starting left tackle Chaz Green and one of the worst games I’ve ever seen an offensive lineman play.

As the game wore onward, it became apparent and obvious that the Cowboys didn’t have an answer for the missing Tyrone Smith; and that Green was going to fluctuate what the Cowboys could do. Dallas could have won this game without Zeke Elliott – Alfred Morris got it going enough in this game that he was effective – but the Cowboys fell behind so far that they couldn’t run the ball.

When Atlanta pinned their ears back, there was no answer at Dak Prescott’s blindside. It’s a testament to him that he left this game without throwing an interception and without injury.

Other than that, awful game. The Cowboys were great for almost a month following their bye and now suddenly are at 5-4 and their season is on the line on Sunday Night Football against the team that is widely considered the greatest team in football at the present, the Philadelphia Eagles who are 8-1.

And as night falls on everything, there are multiple reports that other NFL owners may force Jerry Jones to forfeit the Cowboys. Unbelievably bad Sunday.

A league source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that multiple owners already have been discussing the possibility, which flows from Article VIII of the NFL’s Constitution & Bylaws. Specifically, Section 8.13 authorizes the Commissioner to determine that an owner “has been or is guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football.” If the Commissioner believes the available sanction (a $500,000 fine) is “not adequate or sufficient,” the Commissioner may refer the issue to the NFL’s Executive Committee, which has the power to compel “[c]ancellation or forfeiture of the franchise in the League of any member club involved or implicated,” with a directive to sell the team.

Man, I am starting to hate the NFL.

It’s Sunday

It’s Sunday. I watched some old Tim Couch memories last night on YouTube. They’re kind of sparse. But it brought back some magical memories for me. When Sunday’s were truly special. I am trying to figure out what is missing for me now. It’s kind of boiled down to one quote.

I *think* this is kind of it. I’m not sure. Maybe it’s having kids. Maybe it’s getting older. I don’t really know. I care about so few of these games today. Maybe it’s just knowing every guy switches teams every year and it’s just more about the dollar.

Dallas goes to Atlanta at 4:25 PM. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

Tony Romo vs. Deion Sanders

Today during the Cowboys – Chiefs tilt in Dallas, I missed Tony Romo taking a little swipe at Deion Sanders (probably because I was chasing around my kids or something and you can never see games that close when you have two kids in diapers).

On Gameday Prime, Deion Sanders fired back saying that Romo never won a Super Bowl, that Romo threw 19 INT’s in 2012 and Deion has the Gold Jacket for free. And that Dak Prescott ‘is now here’. It was a fun but interesting little segment. You just wonder if there’s bad blood between Romo and Deion or if it was all in fun.

Here’s the video of Sanders’ response.