Monday, November 24, 2008
Getting better by the game
The Cowboys finally broke out of their scoring slump by beating San Francisco 35-22 in a game that wasn't that close. After sleepwalking throught the first quarter, and trailing 6-0, the Cowboys got untracked when Romo fired a 75 yard bomb to T.O. to give them the lead at 7-6. From there the defense and special teams dominated and Romo hit another TD to Bennett just before the half for a commanding 22-6 lead. The 49ers deserve some credit for not packing it in, making the Cowboys keep playing at least. But all and all the Cowboys looked a little better in all phases of the game and look to keep on improving with each contest. It's a tough stretch ahead still but winning at Washington last week and not overlooking San Francisco this week, and the Cowboys are now 7-4 and facing another team they should beat this coming Thursday, Thanksgiving. So now let's not overlook Seattle. One unfortunate bit of news ofcourse is that Felix Jones won't return this year because of a broken toe. He had season ending surgery on it and now another talented Rookie Taschard Choice will probably see increasing playing time as part of a running tandem with Marion Barber. The 49ers keyed on the run yesterday so it wasn't a big rushing day for the Cowboys but Romo went up top for 350 yards, 213 of them to Owens, who had a vintage day against his former team. So now it's Seattle. One step at a time. Getting better by the game.