Everyone just flipped their calender and are staring at the beginning month of May. The temperature here in Central Texas hit roughly 90 degrees for the first time, signaling the end of my beard, and the buzzing of my head. Our NFL draft has just ended, and the rookie mini camp starts this week. Sadly, I can still feel the cold wind blowing from North of the wall, and I fear that as Ned Stark says, “winter’s comin“. (Side note: has anyone else ACCIDENTALLY called him Boromir?)
Tony Romo has been dubbed “Mr. November, and for good reason. At one point last season, Romo for his career, was 16-2 in the month of November, with an almost 4:1 ratio of TD:INT. His decline happens after he changes his calender. This year, his Cowboys’ November schedule looks to keep the track record going with back-to-back games at home against next year’s #1 pick, Cleveland Browns, and RGIII and his Washington Redskins. There are games at Philly and at Atlanta, but by November Mike Vick will be on the PUP, or at the very least limping.
Our December schedule looks the part when it comes to fierce competition. I believe during that 5-game stretch , the easiest game will be on Dec. 2nd, at home against Philly. After that we travel to the hot-up-and-coming Bengals, back to back home games against the Steelers and the Saints, and then to finish off the season on the road at Fedex field against RGIII and his Washington Redskins.
(Notice, I have to put RGIII’s Redskins, because if it weren’t for him, these would automatically be labeled as wins. Who is scared of the Redskins if there is no RGIII? It seems they can only muster up the courage to beat the Giants…)
I have a proposal for ALL Cowboys fans. We need to create a customer calender and send it to Tony Romo, using reverse pschology, psychosis, hypnotism, or bribe him with a year supply of diapers… my proposal is as follows:
November 32, Cowboys vs Philly
November 39, Cowboys @ Cincinnati
November 46, Cowboys vs Pittsburgh
November 53, Cowboys vs New Orleans
November 60, Cowboys @ Washington
With this new and improved schedule that we trick Romo into believing, the Cowboys are likely to go 4-1 down this stretch, guaranteeing a spot in at least the wildcard for the NFL playoffs. And as we learned last year with the Giants, and the year before that with the Packers, and way back when the Giants won their previous Super Bowl (I really hate acknowledging a rivals success) anything can happen in the playoffs.
Unless we can convince Romo that November really does have 60 days, then be wary; winter’s comin‘.