Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs. Rams
Wonder if Cowboys running back Felix Jones is Googling Wally Pipp this morning?
Jones sat out during yesterday’s 34-7 drubbing of the St. Louis Rams. Third-stringer DeMarco Murray — a rookie no less — saw action and broke Emmitt Smith’s all-time team record for rushing yards in a game.
Second-stringer Tashard Choice didn’t do much in comparison, unless you like fumbles. Here’s a choice for Tashard — hold on to the football or watch your career fade even quicker than it already is under Murray’s shadow.
Murray blossoming into a monster beast would be the best thing to happen to the Cowboys. Felix Jones is a special player — and a wonderful wonderful cat! — even magical at times, but most effective when used in spots, like he was when Marion Barber was still top dog.
The Arlington crowd at Jerry World did us proud by being respectful when fallen Rams players had to be carted off the field after injuries. Remember when Philadelphia fans booed Michael Irvin who was lying on the ground and thought to be paralyzed? That’s the low bar. Cowboys fans are usually pretty classy.
Media savvy Cowboys coach (and Princeton scholar) Jason Garrett was shown on TV addressing his team after the game, and he casually sprinkled curse words among his chatter, such as “hell of a job” and “damn good job.”
Standing nearby was defensive coordinator and serial cusser Rob Ryan, who might be rubbing off on folks at Valley Ranch in more damn ways than one.