Monday, October 20, 2008

Rough Weekend

So I, and most other people around these parts, thought last week was a bad one for the Cowboys. A narrow loss to Arizona, Romo hurt, Felix Jones hurt, Terrence Newman hurt, Adam "Pacman" Jones suspended for getting in a fight (with his own bodyguard!?) The Cowboys go out and pick up Detroit's impressive young WR Roy Williams, and are looking at facing the horrendous St. Louis Rams on Sunday...great chance to get back on track, right? Uh, not so much. I'll confess to not watching more than about 2 minutes of this game, but that was enough. The first minute was the 42-yard catch by Donnie Avery that tied the game at 7-7, and the second minute was at the end of the first quarter(!) when I saw that the Rams were leading 21-7. So instead of getting back on track, the Cowboys have jumped off the rails and into the fire...and worse yet, they face Tampa Bay's impressive defense next Sunday. At this point, keeping backup QB Brad Johnson alive for the duration of the game should be a priority. 

Oh and in addition, FC Dallas was eliminated from the playoff chase on Saturday night, losing 3-2 against Real Salt Lake. The loss came in typical fashion; FC Dallas surrendered an early goal, and chased RSL the rest of the game. Frankly, they simply spared us the pain of watching them either not in the playoffs after next week's game, or flameout of the first round. 

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