The 2018 NFL Draft is headed to Jerry’s World.
Ian Rapoport with the report:
This is great! It should be a celebration of when the Cowboys did this.
The draft was held in Chicago for two years after always being in New York City. Last year, it went to Philly and the City of Brotherly Love blew the roof off.
I think the draft in Dallas will go down as the biggest and best ever.
[Packers 35, Cowboys 31]
[Dak Prescott Highlights] [Prescott to Beasley TD #1] [Prescott to Beasley TD #2] [Prescott to Bryant TD]
Aaron Rodgers got Dak Prescott once again.
The Cowboys looked near flawless in amassing a 21-6 lead early in the first half. Dak Prescott was on fire. He threw three touchdown passes and was making plays left and right. There was no answer for him. He finished 25 of 36 for 3 TD’s, an interception and 251 yards. He ran for another 37 yards on 4 rushes and scored what should have been the game-winning touchdown. There was 1:13 left on the clock.
Then it became apparent that Rod Marinelli once again had no answer for Aaron Rodgers; Rodgers is now 14-2 against Rod Marinelli defenses in his career.
To the Cowboys credit, they seemed to know this. They knew that they had to try to grind this game out and leave Rodgers with little to no time left. They turned the game over to Zeke Elliott and he responded with some huge rungs. He had 29 big carries for 116 yards.
This was probably the game of the season; it just sucks that heading into a bye week that the Cowboys were handed such a crushing defeat and are now 3-2 on the season without much of a signature win to speak of.
[Rams 35, Cowboys 30]
[Trump Called Jerry Jones about Anthem Protests] [Dak Prescott top 5 Throws] [ESPN] [Dallas News] [NFL.com]
Panic has ensued for the Cowboys franchise, now at 2-2. It was funny, I fell asleep at halftime and the Cowboys were up 24-16; and when I awoke they trailed 26-24. I thought Dak Prescott played really well in this game.
He went 20 of 36 for 252 yards, 3 touchdowns and a deflected arm interception. He’s got 8 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on the year. He hit Zeke Elliott, Bryce Butler, and James Hanna for touchdowns. He had this game tied 32-32 late after diving in for a two-point conversion that the referees decided was a poor holding call.
But Jared Goff and the Rams are the talk of the NFL right now with what they’re doing. Todd Gurley rolled up an absolutely huge game for the Rams and the Cowboys didn’t have an answer on defense. Getting the ball back late in the game with about 1:30 to go, the Cowboys couldn’t keep moving the chains and ended up losing 35-30.
They have the Packers coming to town here in a week followed by a bye week. No one before the season started had this game marked as an “L”. People are wondering if the Cowboys are an 8-8 team. It’s not time to panic yet, but we’re about to learn if the Cowboys are legitimate.
The Cowboys are at home tomorrow, which is always special; and are about a touchdown favorite (-6.5) over Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams. Both teams enter play at 2-1.
I am cautiously optimistic. I think the Cowboys will win this game – they need it bad – but not cover.
I’m sitting here watching the 1992 NFC Championship Game – a classic from my youth. I can’t sleep. There’s a London Game in the morning between the Saints and Dolphins and I should get to see a good amount of the Dallas game with my kids napping until around 3:00. Hopefully by the time they wake, I’ll be able to relax about a comfortable Dallas victory.
I just want to see Zeke Elliott have a big game, Dak Prescott have another interception-free ballgame and find one of his receivers in the end zone for a touchdown. You now he’s not hanging three or four of them on the Rams defense.
Last night NFL Network aired A Football Life on Emmitt Smith. This was the second of the season that I particularly enjoyed in this series I loved because I grew up loving Smith and the Cowboys in 1992 and 1993.
I thought it was as good as Dan Marino’s episode. I loved hearing about Smith’s game at the Meadowlands on January 2nd, 1994. The one where he ran for 170 yards and caught 10 balls with a separated shoulder to propel the Cowboys to a win and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
It was a great watch for anyone who was a kid during the early 90’s like me when the ‘Boys ruled the world.
Here’s that full game from the 1993 regular season, for as long as it’s available.