NOBODY'S BETTER THAN THE COWBOYS...
By mark rogers
October 15, 2008
...at stealing all the media attention. What an unbelievable week!
It all started at a hotel in downtown Dallas on Wednesday morning. Adam "Pacman" Jones gets into a fight in the bathroom with a man hired by Jerry Jones to protect him. Wow.
Then, in a seemingly harmless game against the lowly Arizona Cardinals, the bottom fell out.
The game was going along nicely...until the second half and final few plays of the contest. Record-setting rookie Felix Jones partially tears his hamstring, he's out for a few weeks...the Cowboys fall behind by 10 but are able to somehow claw their way back and force overtime...Tony Romo breaks his pinkie on the first play of OT and will miss at least two games...on the last play of OT, Pro-Bowl punter Mat McBriar breaks his foot because Touchdown Tony Curtis doesn't know how to block and the Cowboys lose.
Then yesterday we find out that Pacman Jones is suspended indefinitely and will miss at least four games at a time when our secondary needs him the most...BUT WAIT!!!
There's a silver lining because in the trade that brought Pacman over from Tennessee the Cowboys put a "not-so-fast" in the small print..."If Pacman is suspended not only do we not have to give up one of our draft picks that was on the table, but we get one from the Titans."
Basically we got back two draft picks yesterday and used one of them to land the biggest trade of the season. Three draft picks to the Lions for former Permian and UT star Roy Williams.
What a week...
I watched NFL Live on ESPN yesterday and the whole show was about the Dallas Cowboys.
You can debate all you want about if the 'Boys will win the Super Bowl...but there's one thing you simply CANNOT argue: THE DALLAS COWBOYS ARE THE MOST INTERESTING TEAM IN THE LEAGUE.
Long-time Cowboys fans are spoiled with all this craziness, but look around the league. No other team even comes close to the story lines and drama of the Dallas Cowboys.
It's what makes us America's Team...it's why we're the New York Yankees of the most popular professional sports league ever...it's why people hate us.
I've lost a little confidence in the team with all the injuries and tough games coming up. But I'm not ready to give up completely...to tell you the truth, I can't take my eyes off them.
There's no telling what will happen today...