Sep 26, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) talks with receiver Kevin Ogletree (85) against the Washington Redskins at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

If You’re A Band Wagon Dallas Cowboys Fan, Jump Off Now

Because it looks like we’re in for a bumpy ride. 

For the rest of us, well…  here we go again.  A trip that was supposed to exorcise demons ended up spreading the demons  around to the rest of the Cowboys team instead.

Sept 16, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Word of warning CowboysNation: Stay out of  Seattle’s CenturyLink Field, if you’re wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey you’ll spontaneously combust!

So far, in a year that looked like it might be special (and it still might be),  things are looking pretty typical.  I wrote after week 1 that the predicted landscape of the NFL was kinda turned on it’s head.  Up was down, good was bad and everything we thought, pre-season, can be thrown out the window.  Well, that’s all still true after week2 but now you can add the Dallas Cowboys team to that scenario.  Who can read this team right now?

Our Cowboys traveled to Seattle, but left the team at home, bringing the circus instead.  From the opening kick off, Felix Jones caught the ball and fumbled – then that annoying circus music started playing.  Then some dropped passes, then the blocked punt, then some more dropped passes, then an interception, then even more dropped passes, another fumble, then the guy on stilts, then the human catapult starring Sean Lee,  then the clowns (OK, no guy on stilts).   Did I mention the dropped passes?

Uncharacteristic would be a good way to describe some of what was going on.  Dez Bryant did his best impression of  Terrell Owens with his drops.  And Jason Witten, I just… heck, I got nothin’… but clearly, somethings up.  Tony Romo and DeMarco Murray were just pedestrian and Felix Jones, well, his final face plant said it all.  He  just needs to go (he must have pictures Jerry Jones doesn’t want anyone to see).

Sep 16, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is stopped by Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee (50) during the game at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Dallas 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

The Defense?   After a valiant first half of having to ride unicycles while juggling balls, they just couldn’t keep it up.  Being part of the circus is not as easy as it seems.  To a man,  the Seattle Seahawks outplayed and out-manned the Cowboys.  I took a long time to mention the Seahawks, but now that I have,  they are this years San Francisco 49ers – mark that.

Next up, we have our home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   Lets hope we figured some things out by then.  Mean while, over the next week, a suggestion for Cowboys Head Coach, Jason Garrett:   Jason, read  Cowgirlcas’ article in SportDFW – ‘Is Jason Garrett Too Predictable? ‘ -  she may be on to something, but what do I know.


-I like it when Romo gets on his players when they aren’t do things right.  Shows leadership.

-Jason Witten… come back to the reservation, we need you!

-Not to sound like a conspiracy nut (too late), but come on, the bobbled snap, the super-shiny footballs, in 2006  -  Then yesterday, the bobbled/dropped passes, the fumbles and, is it me, or were those freakin’ footballs super-shiny again?  I’d like an investigation please.  The NFL changed the new footballs rules after Romo’s bobble, let’s take another look at those footballs again!

-Concerned – both our starting Safeties may be out, Kenyon Coleman, Marcus Spears, Sean Lee and I’m sure I’m missing some players, may be out as well.  Jason Witten is not himself.  The word ‘concerned‘ doesn’t seem to be adequate.

-Being a fan of the Dallas Cowboys is not for the feint of heart.  Get out while you can! … And take Felix Jones with you.

-Artie Cappello


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  • californy

    The boys lack the focus and lack the small details what make a football team good. The press love to build the Cowboys into a team that they are not. I have always believe you over estimate your opponet in prepairing yourself to face them. All I heard up to the game that this was going to be a blow out. We embarrassed ouself more so than the Seattle beat us, Those people who said that The AZ team was not a good team are mistaken, they just took down NE at home and are tied with the SF with the top spot in the NFC West. Arizona has has good defense, and the fact they beat us last year should of indicated that Seattle was a good team when AZ struggle to beat them. I mention the tip ball as being an important element in Seattle defensive weapons. The Tip ball resulted in a 10-0 lead that we never recovered from. I wasnt counting tip ball, buty I at least know they had at least 3 that I recall.
    We had plenty of time to recover but we never adjusted to their game plan. This game was lost during the 11 day after the Giants games and the start of the Seattle game. You fans are content to brag when the job of winning a championship is so far in a distant. Many of you fans only saw a win in NY, I saw an opportunity to get better with a game, after to assessing where we are at. A win is great but should never be celebrated, when the job is not done. I see plenty of opportunity for this team to get better after NY, and more so after Seattle. The winning of championship never starts in these blog, but in the quiet time and the hard work in practice and in the off season. Where many see failure in a loss, I see an opportunity to get better. The boys must learn to reject the press and learn to ralley the troops, when times are tough. The answer to this team success can be found deep inside every member of this Cowboys organization. It will never be the things that are heard that matter, it will be the action that lead this team to where they want to be.

  • Habfab

    Jerry Jones wonders why his team continues to skink, Answer Because You cant be running the team and making bad football decisions year after year, Get a real football man to run the show in Big D, ala Jimmy Johnson type. Just stay home and sign the checks.

  • David Perez

    I hope this loss was just a bump on the road.

  • Hawk_Eye

    Here’s the problem. When you don’t respect your opponent, your going to get your butt beaten. Not one writer, player or so called expert gave the Seahawks any chance. Dallas won one more game than Seattle did last year, but yet everyone said they are so superior. WRONG, Dallas is the most over-hyped team in football.

  • ctcowboy1968

    The Cowboy coaches stink in all 3 phases. Romo beat the giants in spite of JG by calling the play at the line. Felix doesn’t want to be here or play. Give him his wish. Don’t just show him the door, throw him thru it!

  • Elbert Kliebert

    hey cowboys, thanks for the coach, whats his nake again, cupcake did you say, how sweet it is. al