Monday, September 14, 2009
opening week almost in the books-Cowboys win their opener
Well as for my picks, I'm 9-5 pending tonights' two games. That's Buffalo at New England and Oakland at San Diego. One of the games that I got right was my Cowboys, although I predicted a modest 24-14 game, it turned out to be higher scoring, not as high as the 45-35 win over the Giants in the opener two years ago but it seemed like that in the fourth quarter with both teams scoring 14. But since the Cowboys were up 20-7 to start the fourth, it added up to a 34-21 win. Romo's 353 yards were actually a career high for him. That broke his previous high of 345 that he threw in that aforementioned 2007 opener against the hated G-men, who are NEXT, on Sunday night in the new Cowboys' Stadium. In this game the Bucs got a late window dressing TD against a relaxed Cowboy Defense in the closing minutes. For all intents and purposes, the 80 yard TD to Patrick Crayton that put Dallas up 27-14, ended things. Romo also hit Miles Austin late in the first half with a 42 yd TD when the Cowboys briefly trailed 7-6. Leading 13-7 at the half, Dallas was ahead to stay. Next wk, the Giants come to town and our defense must stop the run. Do that, I think, we win.