“Off Asides” is usually a post-game “analysis” written by your trusty Monday morning quarterback.


(By analysis I mean, “Random brain farts from a fair-weathered fan who TIVO’s the games and sometimes fast-forwards between plays.”)

I’m breaking tradition and writing this column before the game occurs because of this important Christmas announcement/prediction/guarantee – the Cowboys are going to cream the Washington Redskins on Sunday, setting up the biggest game of the year – Cowboys versus Philadelphia Eagles with the playoffs in the balance.

Remember last year? The Cowboys were in the same position, facing a must-win situation against the Eagles in the final game of the season – and then getting trounced 44-6.

Think about this last game at Philly: Romo gets the perfect chance to prove he isn’t snakebitten in December. The team gets revenge for last year’s debacle. Wade “the Real Bum” Phillips gets to prove his mumbling, bumbling coaching style isn’t a joke. And the Metroplex gets a reason to rejoice for the first time in a dozen years.

Prediction for Sunday night’s game: Cowboys 24, Redskins 13. In fact, I’m upping the victory to 31-13 because of the complete disrespect shown by this surly Redskins fan.

Prediction for the rest of the season: Cowboys beat the Eagles in the last regular season game, make the playoffs, win the Super Bowl. Badda bing badda boom.

Merry Christmas Cowboys fans!


  1. Whoa, whoa, whoa. . . as our friends in the hip-hop industry would say “slow yo roll, playa”. It has come to this readers attention on countless occasions that such predictions are often met with heartbreak and/or rivers of man-tears. I am as optomistic as the next cowboy fan but i have found holding my tounge until the trouncing has occured leads to more satisfaction gloating to your cowboy hating friends later.

  2. Ok. The gloating shall commense!!! Jason Campbell should go back to college and get a career cause this football gig obviously isnt working for him. Man, I hope we DESTROY the eagles. Not just destroy them but demoralize them. I seriously do not like Philadelphia!!!!!