Oh when the New Orleans Saints go marching in…
The Saints’ pros, aside from having home field, far outweighed the Cowboys’ in shame.
New Orleans made history with 40 first downs, the most in a single NFL game.
Like I have said about the Dallas Mavericks, as they started the 2013-14 NBA season, and as I now remind the Cowboys: It’s not about how you start, but about how you finish.
The Boys were off to a fair start with DeMarcus Ware‘s return and DeMarco Murray‘s rushing. Thing is, I still think that Ware is at risk of sustaining his thigh injury even further by playing him on the field. Even owner Jerry Jones said so, and we all know how he has made decisions that have hurt the team, sometimes even literally.
However, they surrendered an embarrassing excessive 625 yards to the Saints, which may have been sweet revenge for Rob Ryan, currently New Orleans’ previously Dallas’ defensive coordinator. Here goes yet another result of Jones’ poor choices for the Cowboys in enlisting Monte Kiffin in lieu of Ryan who he let go at the turn of 2013.
At this point, I ask: are there any wise spenders out there who are banking as much as or more than billionaire Jones to buy the Cowboys and make smarter decisions? Don’t hold back until after the season; the franchise, which is a worthy investment led by a clueless clown, may need you now.
Dallas’ setbacks in this game included losing linebackers to hamstring injuries: Sean Lee during the second quarter and Justin Durant during the third.
The Cowboys’ pitfalls ahead would be their loss of Lee, as well as an additional two and-a-half week delay from another home game. After taking off in Week 11 their next away game at the New York Giants is in Week 12 before hosting the Oakland Raiders for their Turkey Day pigskin battle.
Before kickoff of this primetime game, NBC featured Brees on Football Night in America.
Since Dallas-born, Austin-bred Brees’ home state is Texas, he was interviewed about his high school days playing for the Westlake Chaps, where Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles also shined in the Friday Night Lights.
Brees also spoke of how he grew up as a Cowboys fan, especially when they won the Super Bowl three times in the 1990s (1992, 1993 and 1995).
Almost two decades later I would like to say that Dallas is close to scoring its sixth Vince Lombardi trophy, but at this rate the team will be lucky to advance as far as an appearance in the NFC Conference championship.
In order for the Boys to get that far more of them must step up their game now with a few of their stars already out, such as wide receiver Miles Austin. If the Cowboys continue losing key players such as Ware, Lee, cornerback Morris Claiborne and WRs Austin and Dez Bryant to injury, they really need to train their backups well and look more at their practice squad. What if something happens to Murray, who is being counted on while Lee is away?
The Cowboys indeed are strong contenders to win the division title as they are tied with Philly for the lead in the NFC East. Dallas’ bye week should give the Cowboys ample opportunity to amp up their game with the healthy players who they have, so that way they are at an advantage when they play in New York. In Week 1 they won their previous meeting against the Giants, who are tied for the bottom half of the NFC East at 3-6 with the Washington Redskins who the Boys beat in Week 6.