Dallas Cowboys Have 2 Pre-Season Games Behind Them

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I thought I was the one on dope though. I could have sworn Dallas had a slew of penalties in this game. I was shocked in the 4th quarter when the graphic said 5 for 40 yards. Maybe there were so many that were offset. Either that or I dropped LSD and hallucinated the whole thing.

What wasn’t a hallucination though is the fact that once again a Dallas game came down to critical mistakes. Thankfully these were by rookies and camp bodies, and not the veterans we put so much faith in. I didn’t see any of our top players disappointing me in this game, just the backups and scrubs. Dez Bryant not only caught everything thrown at him, but he got in a few licks and some smack too. The X Facter has arrived for sure.

Aug 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) leaves the huddle during the first quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.Co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Lee looked great on the sack of Matt Flynn that caused the first turnover of the game. Simply put, Lee is a catalyst type playmaker and we are lucky to have the man leading the Defense the way he does.

Pre-season games don’t mean that much to me beyond a chance to see some hitting and find guys to root for. I haven’t found that guy yet. Maybe this next week as I go see the game live against the Cardinals. Ultimately the rest of pre-season for me simply means don’t get anyone hurt, and knock some rust off. We get the Raiders again on dead bird day. Tonight I sat by a young couple who were split on loyalty. He was a Cowboys fan and she was a Raiders fan. They had fun, and I enjoyed the banter. Tonight she has bragging rights. In November I expect her Thanksgiving dinner to be crow. I don’t think the Raiders have the juice to compete with this Cowboys team straight up without scrubs vs. Scrubs.

That’s just my view form the cheap seats. Oh, and for grins tonight I wore a fedora to go watch the game. That’s right, I had on my Landry Hat. Win or lose, it was fun to see the players I love out there twice in a single week. Look out Phoenix, the Cowboys are coming to take over our home away from home yet again. It won’t count, but I have no doubt I’m going to see aggression again, and I like that. I really like that.

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  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I guess the writer didn’t see the false start penalty on Jason Whitten that was in the red zone and probably cost the Cowboys a touchdown. If I recall, Whitten is a veteran and it seems he has always had those penalties at the worst possible times. And the reason why the writer hasn’t found a rookie to root for is because, although there are some good ones, other than Frederick, there aren’t any that are outstanding. Oakland looks to be a very weak NFL team and Dallas is not too far behind.

    • Kevin

      The writer doesn’t see anything wrong with the Cowboys, EVER. He thinks if he sticks with this way of thinking he’s going to be offered a job cleaning toilets at Valley Ranch. He’s got the experience, after all.

  • Old Frog

    Speaking of tight ends, Escobar trying to block looked like Dog Do. I hated that pick. Hope he gets better and changes my mind.

  • Huh

    Ray Donaldson was good, but a better center than Stepnoski? And its been too long, but I’m pretty sure Fitzgerald would have beat him out as well.