Sunday, September 21, 2008
Cowboys dominate the Packers
The score is somewhat misleading, the Cowboys winning 27-16 over Green Bay for their first EVER if you can believe it, win at Lambeau Field. And the irony of it is, the QB of the Cowboys is from Wisconsis. Tony Romo grew up idolizing Brett Favre, who started his tenure with the Pack in 1992. Romo was just twelve years old then. But now, Romo shook off a somewhat subpar performance, to throw for 260 yards and a score to Miles Austin in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach at 27-9. Witten was superb as was Marion Barber, who ran for over 150 yards and a score. Terrell Owens was double teamed much of the night, and had just two catches for 17 yards. However, he was the ultimate team player in the mix as he was in on several key blocks for Barber and Witten as well as the 60 yard run in the second quarter by rookie Felix Jones. Jones' scamper down the sideline, gave his team a 10-6 lead in the second quarter. The Cowboys botched two scoring chances, one in the second quarter when Romo threw a pick in the endzone after marching them the length of the field. And late in the game with the Cowboys already up 27-9, Barber had a rare fumble after a big run when they were about to tack on more. But all and all, the Cowboys showed that they are probably the best team in the NFL right now. They got to Aaron Rodgers, especially when the Packers reached the red zone, holding them to field goals, and sacking him five times. Up next is Washington at home. The Redskins have won a pair of home games over New Orleans and Arizona, since they dropped their opener to the Giants on the road. The Redskins are a team that the Cowboys do NOT want to let hang around. The Cowboys last year, won a game against the Redskins at Texas Stadium which saw Terrell Owens catch all FOUR Cowboys TD passes from Romo, and the game was still never out of reach for the Redskins. Dallas held on in that game to win 28-23. This Cowboys team right now, appears to be better than last year's team that went 13-3. The reason being is that they seem to have more ways to beat you than last year. Last year's team was very good, and should have been in the Super Bowl but this years' team really appears to be on a mission. I know us Cowboys' Nation isn't dissappointed thus far. And the first three games for the Cowboys this season were not against any cupcakes either. And we have our share of what should be easy marks coming up down the road.