I’m sorry I couldn’t do this for the New Orleans game, that was one great game. But Winter League got in the way. Barring any potential Winter League or Van Morrison conflict, I do intend to blog all of the remaining Cowboy games.
Pregame: Yeah NBC! If Buck and Aikman aren’t doing a Cowboy game, Michaels and Collinsworth are the second best play-by-play/color duo.
Pregame: Thumbs up on the Bob Costas interview of DeMarcus Ware cause I loves me some DeMarcus Ware. I just wish I could find the Hard Knocks video of him doing “Head Shoulders Knees & Toes” with his baby girl. It’s a touching to watch the soft side of a man that breaks quarterbacks for a living.
Pregame: Mmmmmmmmmm leftover Spanish Casserole.
Q1 15:00 Fuck this, The Wizard of Oz is on TNT.
Q1 15:00 Uh Oh. Romo Shark sighting. Foobball Foobball Foobball Foobball Foobball Foobball Foobball
Q1 14:45 Anthony Spencer picks up from his terrific game last week with a 4 yrd loss.
Q1 14:10 And then no one covers Ganther in the middle for a first down.
Q1 13:10 Seriously, Ref, how do you miss that hold of Ratliff??
Q1 12:20 INT Terrance Newman!!
Q1 12:07 WHY? WHY? Even bother looking Roy Williams’ way??
Q1 11:15 Nice catch by Creighton to pick up the first down.
Q1 8:34 TD Roy Williams!!!! Dude made a play! But Romo made an amazing throw and scrambled to keep the play alive. It looked like maybe the play was supposed to go to Austin, who was double covered.
[Dal 7 Wash 0]
Q1 8:35 Hamlin bit on the play fake for the easy first down.
Q1 8:10 More great coverage by Jenkins. Probably shouldn’t be Offensive Pass Interference. But I’ll take it.
Q1 7:13 Hello Mr. Campbell, my name is Jay, Jay Ratliff.
Q1 6:56 I can understand Axe Men being on the Discovery Channel, but on the History Channel?? Seriously, what does luberjacking have to do with Hitler?
Q1 5:35 Well that was a disappointing three-and-out. Creighton needs to make that catch.
Q1 5:20 Heroes is still on??
Q1 4:45 The Umpire should have been called for pass interference instead of Ware for holding.
Q1 2:31 Well, no wonder Spencer hurried the pass. He was offsides. Dangit, I was writing this as Collinsworth was saying it.
Q1 0:19 Great tackle by Brady James to prevent the first down and to begin the next half with a punt.
End Of First Quarter Dal 7 Wash 0
Q2 14:44 Sweet run by Felix Jones. Loved the 360 pirouette.
Q2 12:24 Witten just short of a first down. Hey, guys, lets not keep the Deadskins in this. Let’s do to them what we did to their namesakes – steal their land and let them build giant casinos in return. I’m not really sure how this metaphor will work football-wise. Sometimes you go down a comedic hole and you just don’t know how to get out.
Q2 12:12 Great play by Moss cutting back for a big gain. This is why you can’t keep these guys in this game. Any NFL team is capable of a big play. Oh, and that was Ware downfield for the tackle. The guy is awesome.
Q2 10:29 Our first Barbie Carpenter sighting with pressure on Campbell for the incompletion.
Q2 8:55 WOW. What a great catch and run by Witten. Too bad he ran out of gas before he could score.
Q2 8:00 TD Marion Barber.
[Dal 14 Wash 0]
Q2 7:50 Nice tackle by Hamlin. I was afraid he was gonna break that dude.
Q2 6:39 Really Redskins?? 3rd and 4, down by 14 and you try a draw. I guess you have to try it, but did you think it would work?
Q2 6:05 Does any good beer advertise besides Guinness??
Q2 5:05 WOW. Romo at his best. Avoid a sack, scrambles and finds Austin for a first down.
Q2 4:22 What the fuck was that??? STOP WITH THE WILDCAT!!
Q2 3:28 INT Doughty. That interception is on Roy. The dude is a fucking pussy on any ball not thrown perfectly. It was high, but it was in his hands. Fucking Longhorn.
Q2 3:17 Not a fumble, but what is Campbell doing? You’re defense just got you the ball back in fairly good field position and you almost give it right back.
Q2 2:00 They just don’t trust Campbell on third down. Last series the ran a draw. This one they ran a short screen that the Dallas defense sniffed out early.
Q2 1:12 To take it to the next level, Austin needs to stop dropping passes like this one. Still, at least he makes plays, right Roy??
Q2 0:38 Unfuckingbelievable. Roy, catch the ball, then look.
Q2 0:00 Well that was a sloppy ending to a 2 minute drill.
End of First Half Dal 14 Wash 0
Q3 14:53 More Ogletree, please! [Stolen from Ben Rogers’ Facebook status earlier in the week]
Q3 14:00 Austin is starting to light up.
Q3 12:15 Razorback again?? UGH!
Q3 10:50 Barber stuffed two plays in a row. Seriously, guys. Let’s not let them think they have a chance. I know it’s hindsight, but would some play action and a short pass to Austin have worked? They’re gonna load up for Barber.
Q3 7:07 Ouch! Scandrick put a hurt on Campbell. Sack? They didn’t really rule whether his arm was moving forward.
Q3 6:35 I hate to say it about an Aggie, but Marty B needs to mix in a quality catch.
Q3 4:45 Cowboys taking what the Redskins are giving. Presnap, both safeties were way off the line. Making it obvious to run and Jones picked up 8.
Q3 3:30 On Jerry Jones’ hardon for Wade Phillips: “I want that feeling ratified by some success.” Highlarryass!!
Q3 2:50 Washington D is playing only to stop the big play with safeties playing deep. Makes sense on 3rd and 15, but 1st and10???
Q3 1:26 Sam Hurd gets thrown to for the only time this week.
Q3 0:50 Barber stuffed again on 4th down. Again, easy to second guess. But there was a lot of moving parts on that run.
Q3 0:43 TNew, make the fucking tackle.
End of Third Quarter [Dal 14 Wash 0]
Q4 15:00 OK, guys. I’m not feeling real good about this. I seem to remember a game a few years ago where the Cowboys had a comfortable 10 point lead. Then Santana Moss ripped off a couple of long TD receptions and we were all crying in our pizza rolls.
Q4 14:57 Brady James has had a good game. That’s all. Just thought it need to be pointed out since he was there in coverage.
Q4 14:51 Shouldn’t Ware get credited with a sack since he caused the intentional grounding?? Not that Ware needs the stat boost. But if you were a backup DLer and you had a chance for a sack and the fucking QB threw it away. That sack stat sure would look good at contract negotiating time.
Q4 11:20 Now’s the time in the game when we run the ball down your fucking throat.
Q4 10:27 Bad news—someone just broke our Tashard. The good news: no more Wildcat!!!!
Q4 9:10 MB3 TIME!
Q4 8:40 Ugh. 3rd & 4th and 1 has been way too hard tonight.
Q4 7:44 FG DALLAS [Dal 17 – Wash 0] Suisham makes his first kick as a Cowboy.
Q4 6:36 Nice tackle by Barbie to Cartwright in bounds and keep the clock rolling. See, I can say nice things about players I don’t like.
Q4 6:04 Brooking has also had a good game. He seemed to slump a bit recently. But has come back strong the last two games.
Q4 5:48 Time Out Washington. Huh?? Why drag this boring game out any longer than it has to be? I know you’re trying to save precious seconds just in case Campbell can mount a comeback. But, come on.
Q4 5:42 Good TO, Redskins. You held MB3 to only 12 yards.
Q4 5:02 Oh, good Christ, another time out?? You haven’t thrown the ball more than 15 yards all night. How are you going to mount a comeback??
Q4 4:57 Mercifully, Washington’s final time out.
Q4 2:00 ‘skins, you know you need three scores, right? You might want to pick up the pace.
Q4 1:32 Washington Redskins: The Two Minute Drill of the Boring
Q4 0:50 Second sack for Ratliff. BEAST!
Q4 0:26 Wash turns on downs. Thanks again for wasting my time with those time outs.
Q4 0:00 Dallas is in the Playoffs!
End of Game [Dallas 17 Washington 0]