Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Patriots
Dallas Who? Cowboys What?
How’s this for an off aside — Go Rangers!
Ah, how the other cleat drops. Seems like only recently — Aug. 27 to be exact — a Cowboys preseason game drew fives times more TV eyes than an important game featuring the first-place Rangers at the time.
Now the Cowboys and former boy wonder quarterback Tony Romo are everybody’s favorite whipping fodder and the Rangers are local heroes.
By the way, I’m still proud of the Cowboys. They seem incapable of playing a boring game. I had a blast watching yesterday’s game up until about the 3:30 mark of the 4th quarter when coach Jason Garrett suffered major testicle shrinkage, tried to run out the clock rather than allowing his quarterback to throw a pass, and blew the game.
Everybody watching knew what was going to happen — the Cowboys would run it up the middle three times, punt, and then allow the Patriots to drive the length of the field and win the game. Knowing it was going to happen didn’t make it any less painful to watch.
This loss falls on Garrett, but he’s still the best coach we’ve had since Tom Landry. And Tony Romo is still the best quarterback we’ve had since Troy Aikman. And we came thisclose to beating an elite team in their own house.
So I’m still feeling pretty good about the team and the season.