Five Players That Impressed Me On Thanksgiving!

Tony Romo: Tony Romo’s first two drives on Thanksgiving were drives to forget: Romo threw two picks and they were both balls that were under thrown. I know many out there threw their hands in the air and screamed here we go again, however Romo did what he has also done all year in the 4th quarter. He led his team all the way down the field to set up the game winning Dan Bailey field goal. I was so impressed with Romo on Thursday because, although he struggled early, he showed late why he is the Cowboys MVP so far this season. He came through when his team needed him most, and he kept the Cowboys in first place and undefeated in Thanksgiving games he plays in. Romo may not have been pretty early, but he got the Cowboys the W late, and that is all that really matters.

Laurent Robinson: Who needs Miles Austin? That is what Cowboys fans have caught themselves saying the last two weeks. Yes, early on Robinson struggled dropping a ball that would have been a first down, but he more than made up for it scoring the Cowboys only 2 touchdowns of the games. Robinson is tied this season among some big names in the number of 4th quarter touchdowns he has; he has 4 in the 4th quarter. Which means not only is he coming through with big touchdowns, they are happening late and in some cases helping the Cowboys win games. While the return of Miles Austin will be big for the Cowboys, Robinson has just shown teams how much tougher it will be when Austin does return. With Bryant, Austin, Robinson and Witten it will make it very hard for teams to stop all the threats that Tony Romo now has. If Robinson continues to play as great as he has, Cowboy fans will continue to say Miles Austin who?

DeMarco Murray: Yes, I know that he didn’t have 100 yards and didn’t score a touchdown, but that being said, even with Felix Jones back he once again proved that he is the starter and he is not going anywhere. Murray continues to take pressure off of Romo and the pass and once again came through big in the pass game. Murray has been one of the biggest keys to the Cowboys winning streak, and I see no reason why the Cowboys success with him as the starter won’t continue. Romo may be the MVP of the team so far, but Murray deserves a mention because without him and the new run game, all eyes would be on the pass and I don’t think the Cowboys would be where they are. Murray counties to impress and I see him being the man in the Cowboys back field for many years to come.

Defense

Anthony Spencer: Every time I looked upon Thursday I saw Spencer either making a play or being involved in the play. Most of the time on defense we are talking about Lee and Ware, but on Thursday it was Spencer who was the man. Spencer had 8 tackles including 3 for a loss, and he was a big presence putting pressure on the quarterback. At times the defense made me so angry with their inability to stop and hold the Dolphins, but when the Cowboys needed a play Spencer was the man who was getting the job done.

Kicking

Dan Bailey:  Has there been anyone more clutch the last two weeks for the Cowboys? I say no, twice when the Cowboys have needed big kicks at the end of games to win it, Bailey has come through. The last few seasons the Cowboys have struggled to find a reliable and consistent kicker, however I think the Cowboys have finally found their man. Thursday afternoon’s game was one of the few that when it came down to the kick I wasn’t nervous about because I had full confidence in Bailey and once again he proved me right. The Cowboys finally have their kicker, they have their quarterback and running back, and I’d say things are finally looking good in Dallas.

On this Thanksgiving Holiday, what Dallas Cowboy player or coach are you the MOST thankful for?

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