It’s hard to imagine losing a game where the opposing team gifted you six turnovers, and yet the Dallas Cowboys almost proved logic wrong yet again.
I really don’t want to complain too much, I mean a win is a win and there’s no better way to get the season started than with a victory over a division rival, but excuse me for being a little concerned about what unfolded on Sunday.
The fact that six turnovers were forced is a victory within itself. At this pace, last year’s total is set to be broken within the next two games. Also, the defense looked far and away better than it ever did last year. If George Selvie can continue Sunday’s performance then Anthony Spencer might have a battle on his hands apart from the injury bug.
What concerns me the most though is the fact that Eli Manning still collected 450 yards through the air and had it not been for the catlike reflexes of one Brandon Carr we might be singing a different tune this week.
Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett greets New York Giants staff after the game at AT
Another thing that really bothered me was one play where many on the defense seemed confused, and as the commentators pointed out safety Will Allen was clearly lost on his assignment. You know what, that’s fine, it happens, but what was the worst part about it was that Allen let Victor Cruz waltz right by him.
In today’s fast paced NFL there are going to be moments where defenses may not get plays in on time. That in itself isn’t a legitimate excuse, but c’mon even pee wee safeties are coached that if all else fails don’t let anything behind you.
Geez Will Allen, alright I understand that you didn’t get your assignment but at least keep everything in front of you.
You know what; I’m going to step off my soapbox now. As I stated earlier a win is a win and we should all be pretty happy with that
I’m actually probably just venting because there isn’t much in the world that makes me more mad than seeing Victor Cruz’s stupid salsa dance. And I definitely saw that one too many times Sunday night.
Oh well, we’re undefeated thus far baby. Let’s keep it that way.
Topics: Dallas Cowboys, George Selvie, Will Allen