Dallas Cowboys-related Tweet of the Week: @cweav “True #Cowboys Fans Did Not Roll With The Giants Yesterday I Hope”
I tried to convince myself that I didn’t care about the Super Bowl. I wrote an article about how much I hated this postseason. I didn’t even watch the entire first quarter because I was antiquing with my girlfriend (bought a nice new kitchen table, thank you very much). But in the end, the massive football fan in me couldn’t resist watching the last football game until August, even if it did involve two hated teams, including a division rival. Unfortunately, the team I (and hopefully all of Cowboy Nation) was rooting for lost, but there were some things to talk about for my last installment of the Final Word.
-One thing the Cowboys have better than the Giants without a doubt is security at the tight end position. Both Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum went down with injuries, leaving Bear (what a name) Pascoe as the only TE on the roster. The running game struggled a bit at the end (the easiest touchdown of Bradshaw’s life notwithstanding), but Manning and the rest of the veterans were still able to move the ball through the Patriots’ defense.
-Was anyone else confident in the New England defense during the Giants’ game-winning drive? It must have been painfully familiar to Cowboys fans to consistently see an inferior secondary get torn apart. Manning started off the game throwing nine straight completions. This just proves that even in this age where quarterbacks throw for a ridiculous amount of yards, defense does end up winning championships. Got that, Rob Ryan?
-Sticking with the theme of defense, it’s clear more than ever that the Cowboys need some more defensive pressure. Look how easily the Giants got to Brady with only using four rushers the majority of the game. Demarcus cannot do it all, as teams are obviously double-teaming him. Ratliff is nearing the end of his time. Hopefully, the youth resurgence at LB (with Lee and Carter) can add some speed and life to a clearly slow defense.
Well, the football season is officially over. Now every single team can start focusing on the draft and free agency. Everyone can agree that Newman needs to replaced, and probably the majority of the secondary. There has already been talk of teams wanting to speak to Joe DeCamillis. Of course, we have a lot of work to do for next season (to even compete in our own division), but slow and steady wins the race, Cowboys fans. Everyone’s records come back down to 0-0.