With a 28 – 0 lead at half-time in Tampa Bay Saturday night, I was concerned it wasn’t enough. Why? Dallas completely dominated Tampa Bay in every way shape and form. How could I doubt what I was witnessing? The simple answer – The Dallas Cowboys have taught me to doubt them – . Call it classic conditioning, like Pavlov’s dogs, I start drooling – I mean doubting – every time we build a lead. From the first game vs NY Jets, this year’s Cowboys have been giving those leads away, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Against the Giants, with a 12 point lead and less than 6 minutes on the clock, my first thought was – we won’t hold this lead. Now, don’t misunderstand, I want the Cowboys to win. My heart drops with every dropped Romo pass, let alone every fumble or near or actual interception (which can’t be healthy for someone with my height and weight differential).
Of course this brings me to the second half of the Tampa game. I found myself Tebowing something fierce! Then the sack and fumble… here we go again… And right on cue, I start drooling.
We won this game, but the drool and the doubt snuck in just the same.
It seems that it’s way too late in this crazy season to change my perception of how these games are gonna go. I’ll just take have to take some heart pills and ride this year out.
Now for this weeks ‘POINTS and OBSERVATIONS’:
-First (and this is for CJ) It was nice to see Martellus Bennett contribute with a couple good catches.
-Dan Bailey is back on track. One less worry.
-Should we be concerned about DeMarcus Ware? He got another seemingly garbage sack, then disappeared. He isn’t healthy, I know, but we need Ware to be superhuman like we are used to, not just above average.
-Romo has really come into his own lately. He is lights out! Now, I’ll admit, I’m a bonafide Romosapien so it doesn’t take much for me to think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. This may be his best year, even with those early games.
-Sammy Morris was a nice surprise. He has some burst still. He also has alot of tattoos.
-How come the Giants losing at home to the Redskins didn’t surprise me? Nor did it make me think that the Cowboys path to the playoffs got easier.