Cowboys run out of bullets against Rams

[Rams 35, Cowboys 30]
[Trump Called Jerry Jones about Anthem Protests] [Dak Prescott top 5 Throws] [ESPN] [Dallas News] []

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.


I love Dallas – On the eve of Game Four

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.

Cowboys win on Monday Night Football in Arizona

[Cowboys 28, Cardinals 17]
[PFT] [Sports Illustrated] [Dak TD to Dez Bryant] [Dak TD to Brice Butler]

Dak Prescott went 13 of 18 for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and his usual no interception, turnover-free ballgame. He ran for a 10 yard touchdown to put the Cowboys on the board. He really had an incredible game. It wasn’t a career game, but he was very good.

He shook off some early buckshots and lack of a run game and hung in there against a tough, athletic defense on the road.

Instead of sitting on a 21-17 lead late, Dallas did the right thing and went for the jugular. Like it went several times tonight, Dak Prescott alluded the pass rush, rolled out and fired a strike for 53 yards to Brice Butler that put the game in hand. The Cowboys would ice the game with a touchdown run by Zeke Elliott on that drive to make it 28-17.

The Cowboys controlled the game at the line of scrimmage. Demarcus Lawrence looked like as good of an edge rusher as anyone in football tonight, as he has thus far this year. The Cowboys secondary was banged up and Orlando Scandrick and Jeff Heath left injured; leaving some rookies and special teams players to pick up the pieces. They got their sea legs underneath them and handled things admirably.

It was one of those perfect nights to be enjoyed, except the game is taking a back seat to one thing on every channel.

What the Hell is this Jerry? The Cowboys sold out. They went to the darkside. I am too exhausted to talk this bullshit and politics on this site, I’m going to discuss football and AMERICA’S TEAM and their win to go to 2-1.

That touchdown pass to Dez Bryant will be replayed for years as an incredible display of effort. It was amazing. Dez had two catches tonight, and failed again to get separation against elite corner Patrick Peterson. Jason Witten had a really quiet night. So did Cole Beasley. It just didn’t become a shootout.

But the biggest thing that swung this game was Cowboys pressure against a suspect Cardinals line that could not contain a three-man rush; and the Cardinals missing a Field Goal that would have put them up 10-0 early. Old Phil Dawson pushed one, and this left the door open for the Cowboys to believe just enough that they could hang around.

Larry Fitzgerald had 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. It was the 105th touchdown reception of his career. The guy is an incredible, Hall of Fame football player.

Emmitt Smith: A Football Life

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.