12. Keith Brooking has a ton left in the tank. Lee and Williams may be waiting their turn for a while
13. Robert Brewster at tackle is a mistake. He’s not quick enough to get into position. His feet are just miserable. He needs to maintain a good base and move like he’s on ice. He’s constantly out of position and doesn’t have balance. You can also add that Brewster isn’t doing a good enough job of keeping the defenders hands away. The defender gets into Brewster’s body and there are too many moves that can be made when you have that positioning. He did win some battles, but he’s too green to play if we needed him to do so.
14. The holding penalty on Anderson was ticky-tack. The holding penalty on Hurd was nearly impossible to not call.
15. Leon Williams may be overlooked, but he is playing some solid football. It’s not flashy, but he’s doing the dirty work at linebacker to seal up the holes.
16. McCann’s 2nd quarter punt return did have some dancing… but he danced forward rather than side to side.
17. Travis Bright played a decent game. And by decent, there were few opportunities to curse him.
18. On the fourth down play, if Deon Anderson did run the appropriate depth on the play, what the heck kind of play is that to call for Jason Garrett. I liked the concept. But Anderson isn’t much of a runner with the ball in his hands. he needs to be passed the marker on his route when he does catch it.
19. End of the first half. Our starters and 2nd team were slightly better than your starters.
20. Why did I marry my wife when there are single Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in the world? Wait, don’t answer that…
21. How is DeLeon Farr on the team for 10 minutes and he is already more beloved than Martellus Bennett?
22. Is Ogletree having a sophomore slump? It’s only the pre-season, but he seems to have regressed.
23. When Stephen McGee was drafted, Jerry Jones said that McGee may see playing time with some wild-hog (cat) formations. We have now seen McGee for two pre-seasons. Can we all agree that McGee is not nearly as fast as Mike Vick, and consequently I have some serious concerns regarding Jone’s ability to discern talent.
24. Beuhler is 3/3 in the game, and 6/7 in the pre-season. He may be a question mark at the end of a close game, but he is settling some nerves.
25. The Cowboys announcers mentioned Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip. My question is why didn’t Charlie Brown ever ask Linus to hold the ball? Or at the very least, kick the snot out of Lucy when she moved the ball.
26. Kudos to Josh Price-Brent for running Rock Cartwright down from behind. That’s the kind of effort which will win you a roster spot.
27. I don’t begrudge the Raiders their touchdown in the game, but I do wonder if the replay is indisputable visual evidence. I think the referees are making decisions with replay that are not justifiable.
28. It’s not a huge deal that Leon Williams dropped a game clinching interception, but it certainly is a reminder that one player on one play can make all the difference in the world in one game. It reminds me of Asante Samuel dropping the interception that would have clinched the Super Bowl and 18-0 for the Patriots. One play. An entire season can come down to one play. It’s miserable to think about… no, it’s miserable to dwell over.
Topics: Campbell, Deleon Farr, Deon Anderson, Doug Free, Gaylord Texan, Hatcher, Jason Garrett, Jason Williams, Jerry Jones, Jon Kitna, Keith Brooking, Kevin Ogletree, Leon Williams, Martellus Bennett, Mccann, Mike Vick, Oakland Raiders, Orlando Scandrick, Robert Brewster, Roy Williams, Sam Hurd, Sean Lee, Stephen McGee, Tony Romo, Travis Bright, Victor Butler, Warren Sapp