Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Cowboys’

Ummmm, No…Sorry, TO is a Tool

January 14, 2008

This is one of the clarifying moments in a brotherhood. Andy is defending Terrell Owens? For crying?

Hayes, T.O. was not crying because he lost a relative. He was not crying because of genocide in Darfur. He was not crying because he tore his ACL and will not be able to play in the playoffs. He was not crying because a teammate died in a tragic blimp accident.

No. He was crying because a reporter — doing his job — asked about a vacation that T.O.’s quarterback
took to Cabo San Lucas with his movie star girlfriend the week before the biggest game in recent Cowboy memory. (For the record, I think that story was way overblown, but I think the fact that it would be was entirely predictable. It was that overreaction that was certain to be a distraction and they brought that on themselves.) How can this bring a grown man to tears? Yes, yes. I’m sure T.O. was disappointed the Cowboys lost and that this might have just been the most obvious manifestation of that fact. Still, he’s a tool and this was pathetic. It reminded me of Cedric Benson’s tears when he was drafted by the Bears.

Brett Favre can cry whenever he wants and he naturally becomes more of a man. T.O. is a tool

That Eerie Feeling…

December 17, 2007

Here’s what I wrote last week after watching the ugly end of the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions:

The Lions would have won if Paris Lenon, former Packer and Andy man-crushee, would have fallen on a Tony Romo fumble with less than two minutes left. Instead, he wanted to be the hero, so he scooped it up and then dropped it, when a Cowboy lineman fell on it. Dallas scored the game-winning touchdown. I have an eerie feeling that play could be the difference between the NFC Championship at Lambeau Field or at that “pretty” Dallas Stadium.

As you surely know by now, Dallas lost to Philadelphia yesterday, 10-6. And while I am pleased to see further confirmation that the Cowboys are not a good 12-2 team (in addition to their loss to Detroit, they should have lost to Buffalo), it’s difficult to think that the Packers could have had homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with two more wins and an unspectacular play by Paris Lenon.There is still a chance, however. Dallas plays Washington in Washington the last game of the season. Even with Jason Campbell out and no Sean Taylor, the Redskins have played reasonably well. (In fact, the original “eerie feeling” post played up a potential Cowboys loss to Washington and mentioned Philly in passing.) If the Redskins can beat the Vikings next week, they would be 8-7 heading into the Dallas game, a mark that would give them a decent shot at the playoffs. (They would have a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Vikings — giving the Vikings a win against Chicago tonight — but New Orleans has a better conference record.)Of course the Packers still have to beat the Bears (in Chicago) and Lions (at home) before this becomes an issue. But…

A Thought on The Cowboys and the Playoffs

December 11, 2007

I watched the end of the Cowboys-Lions game on Sunday. It was ugly. The Lions would have won if Paris Lenon, former Packer and Andy man-crushee, would have fallen on a Tony Romo fumble with less than two minutes left. Instead, he wanted to be the hero, so he scooped it up and then dropped it, when a Cowboy lineman fell on it. Dallas scored the game-winning touchdown.I have an eerie feeling that play could be the difference between the NFC Championship at Lambeau Field or at that “pretty” Dallas Stadium. The Cowboys still have to play the Redskins in Washington at a time the Skins could be playing for their playoff lives. (The Cowboys also have the Eagles.) The game in Washington won’t be as tough as it might have been — with a healthy Jason Campbell and Sean Taylor in the lineup. But it won’t be a cakewalk, either.More to the point, the Cowboys simply aren’t the dominant team their 12-1 record suggests. They’re above average, at best. They should have lost to both the Lions and the Bills and got outplayed several other times this year. Yeah, yeah — good teams find a way to win. And it’s true that the Packers could have lost to the Redskins. But I like our chances if we go back to Dallas.The bigger problem could be our first-round game. Although it will almost certainly be at home, we will likely play the NFC’s 3rd place team, right now the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are playing very well, running a spread offense not unlike the one the Packers are running. And they will probably have DJ Hackett back come playoff time — he’s an explosive downfield receiver and a bigger scoring threat than Deion Branch. The Seahawks’ defense has been outstanding in recent weeks, too.If we survive, though, I like our chances in Dallas.UPDATE: Chris at “The Wisconsin Sports Bar,” has more.  He writes:

Believe it or not but right now the after Dallas and Green Bay I would put the Vikings as the team I would not want to play in the playoffs. Ever since the Pack took them to the wood shed the Vikings are 4-0 now three of the teams they have beat were the Raiders Lions and Niners not stellar competition but they did destroy the Giants. But the nice thing is if Minnesota is the second wild card Green Bay would not see them till the NFC Championship game and that game would be in Lambeau.    

America’s Team – New England??? Schefter on crack???

December 11, 2007

Read this article in which Adam Schefter, a writer who has begun to bother me, tries to argue that New England is borrowing the Cowboys title of America’s Team this year. I’ll agree that we are all interested in whether New England can go 16-0 and they are an impressive team, but America’s Team wouldn’t cheat, they wouldn’t be led by a wanker of a coach and they wouldn’t have dirty players like Vince Wilfork (dirtiest hit of the season on Losman) and Rodney “fine me” Harrison. Yes, they are undefeated and are an impressive team, but no, they are not America’s Team and they will never obtain that title as long as Sweatshirt Belichick roams the sidelines. (Of course, I would also argue that Jerry Jones’ obnoxiousness should eliminate Dallas from consideration too – leaving the Packers as the only logical choice).


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