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.
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).
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.
POINTS and OBSERVATIONS:
-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.