Saturday, September 18, 2010

Well, the Cowboys look to rebound from a shocking loss

Romo scrambled around, extending a play, which results in someone(at least 9 times out of 10) becoming WIDE open. Well, Roy Williams was as time expired, to catch a ball in the near front corner of the end zone for an apparent Cowboys victory. And then that F---ing flag, the 12th one thrown on the Cowboys in an evening filled with comical errors on both sides of the ball. But mainly it was the offense, who were without Marc Columbo and Kyle Kosier and with Doug Free replacing the departed Flozell Adams. Enough said. Oh yeah, that penalty that negated the winning Touchdown was holding on Alex Barron, Columbo's back up. Both Columbo and Kosier are listed as probable for the Cowboys' home opener tomorrow against the Bears. And we still don't know about our kicker David Buehler. He missed a 34 yarder(for the love of GOD!) in the 2nd quarter that would have tied the game early on at 3-3. The score remained 3-0 as the Cowboys kept repeatedly stopping themselves with questionable play calling or a stupid penalty EVERY time the got anything going. The Cowboys ran almost twice as many plays as the Redskins. Gained nearly twice as many yards(380-250) and also overwhelmed Washington in time of possession by nearly TEN minutes. And they did something else right before the half. They gave the Redskins their first touchdown versus them in 13 quarters. (The Cowboys had held the Redskins without touchdown since the first quarter of their Nov. 2008 meeting won by Dallas 14-10) The Cowboys outscored the Washington in the two meetings in 09 by a combined 24-6(7-6 and 17-0) Donavon McNabb had very little to do with the game's outcome on this night other than the fact that he didn't turn it 0ver and was only sacked once. His stat line was 15-32 for 171. He will likely have to do a little bit more than that the next time these two meet if the Redskins are to have a chance to win again. Oh yeah, the touchdown given to the Redskins like a gift from heaven. With four seconds left in the first half, the Cowboys, instead of just falling on the ball at their own 36 tried a lateral play. Romo pitched to Tashard Choice and he fumbled it and being a live ball still with the clock showing 00, Redskin CB DeAngelo Hall scooped it up with noone in front of him and summersaulted into the end zone. So instead of being down 3-0, it was 10-0. Still the Cowboys came back in the 2nd half, dominated much of it, but came up with what would turn out to be their only score of the night, an 8 yard TD pass to Miles Austin(he had a monster night with 8 grabs for 17o yards) The Cowboys had plenty of chances but as mentioned before, they stopped themselves with penalties to a patchwork offensive line, they had a bad pass-run ratio of 48-22. That has to change for sure. Having Kosier and Columbo coming back should immediately solidify their offensive front. A sense of urgency is definitely in order. Truth is, the way the Cowboys played last Sunday, they could've lost to just about anybody. I look for them to rebound against the Bears at home and resemble what many are expecting of them on the offensive side. Defense looks to be alright. It's time for the offense to get it in gear

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