After the win against the Carolina Panthers on the road, I didn’t have a good feeling about the upcoming game with the Giants. Even though, the Cowboys were impressive with beating the Super Bowl Champion Giants at their home the first week of September, that team and win seemed like a very long time ago. A little over a month later, the team that had punched the Giants in the mouth and derailed the champs have been replaced by a team of up and down play.
Starting off with the good, oops, the first half was a mixture of good and bad with the Dallas Cowboys offense putting the defense behind the eight ball. Tony Romo threw three picks in the first half alone with the Giants, thank goodness, only coming away with nine points. Tony Romo passed the ball 44 times and had a career high 437 yards and managed to bring the team within thirteen by halftime. Having said that, I have to give credit where credit is due and the defense deserves a good bit of praise. They were the difference between a blow out and a comeback. Missing their leader, Sean Lee, the defense rose to the occasion. Shout out to rookie Morris Claiborne, who isn’t playing like one who had 3 solo tackles, 2 assist, Jay Ratliff 3 solo tackles, 2 assist, DeMarcus Ware 3 solo tackles, Bruce Carter 4 solo tackles, and Brandon Carr 5 solo tackles, but as a whole the defense was the glue that held us close to the Giants, the entire game. Season low passing for Eli and NO TD!
Next up the good, the always, always reliable and dependable, never gives up, and is the leader of the team Mr. Consistent, Jason Witten. This young man NEVER gives up and NEVER quits. In the lost against the Bears, with a few minutes left in the fourth quarter, it was Jason Witten that scored a touchdown. When we played the Giants back in September, he played with a lacerated spleen and in the game this past Sunday against the Giants, he set a new NFL record with an amazing 18 catches for 167 yards. Congrats Jason! Cowboy’s fans may not be able to count on a win every week but one thing that is sure as money, Jason Witten is ALWAYS going to give 110%. His heart and desire to win is as big as the state of Texas. Miles “Big Smile” Austin had a good day as well with 9 catches for 133 yards and kept trying to find a way to get into the in zone. The Cowboys fought back and took the lead 24-23 and a chance to win.
The bad, turning over the ball six, six times and each one turned into points, 23 to be exact including a pick six from Jason Pierre Paul. Fumbles not only by Dez Bryant as a punt returner but Felix Jones turned it over on what was sure to be the winning drive, can someone please get Felix some Super Glue for Christmas? During the first half of the game, Fox cut to the Cowboy’s bench and for the first time this season, there was infighting. You could see Jay Ratliff and Kevin Ogletree going at it as well as Austin and Bryant. It wasn’t a good look but hey, whatever it takes to get our team fired up, I’m all for it. The very ugly, the Cowboy’s season ticket holders had to be reminded earlier the week of the game to cheer on third downs??? Yes, a letter was sent out to season ticket fans basically saying, “A new graphic was added on the scoreboard and when it is shown, you need to get loud,” biggest stadium weakest fans. Last but not least very bad that the Giants are still undefeated in Cowboys stadium, still a perfect 4-0. Shouldn’t that be the other way around? Next up, the UNDEAFTED, 7-0, Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, GA.
Bright spot, believe it or not, I think the Cowboys will give the Falcons their first lost. Why? Because that is how our season has gone, we’ve lost last week, down, so we’ll win this week up. Cowboy’s fans keep riding the rollercoaster which is the Dallas Cowboys.