Yesterday, the Cowboys went to the University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Cardinals. The ‘Boys got lassoed by the Cards 30-24 in over-time. It was a great finish to a rather lackluster game. Sure Romo had 321 yards passing; Barber had 178 total yards from scrimmage, and even Patrick Crayton got in on the action with a 55-yard TD catch. Owens had a humble 4 receptions for 36 yards and Witten contributed 4 catches for 55 yards. But until the last 3 minutes and 17 seconds it was a boring game…but that’s why they play the full 60 minutes!
With 3:17 left in the game, the Cowboys got lucky on a little check down play that Barber took 70 yards to the house and giving Dallas a glimmer of hope. After a quick three and out by the Cards, the Cowboys got the ball back with 50 seconds on the clock and trailing by 3. Romo got them in field goal range and Nick Folk connected on a 52 yard FG as time expired…to OT we go!
In OT, the Cowboys got the ball first and did squat with it. What appeared to be a simple three and out to be followed by a punt…turned into a disaster! The punt was blocked and scooped up by the Cards in the end zone for a “walk-off” TD! What a way to lose a game! Odd, don’t you think? Of course it’s odd…it was the first time in NFL history that a game ended in OT with a blocked punt for a TD! For the Cowboys…at least they made “history” yesterday!
The game ended, just as it started…with a key special teams blunder by the ‘Boys in blue. On the opening kick-off the Cards took it all the way for a TD and Dallas didn’t know what hit them! On the last play of the game, the Cards struck again with a blocked punt for a TD…again, the Cowboys didn’t know what hit them…game over! Well…I’ll tell you what hit them…their Special Teams…which are…well…not so special!
The NFC East got a lot tighter with the ‘Skins and Cowboys losing, while the Eagles got a win. Tonight the 4-0 G-Men face the Browns…let’s go Browns!
Peyton Manning finally woke up and shredded the vaunted Ravens defense…good…now, which Manning is better question, is finally put to rest? (P.S. It was really never in question, was it?)
The Atlanta Falcons are 4-2 (yep, that’s right…it’s not a typo!) and tied for 1st place in their division. I guess addition by subtraction does work! Michael Vick, Matt Schaub, Bobby Petrino, and DeAngelo Hall…don’t let the door hit you in the (you know what!).
The Phillies lost last night but still lead the series 2-1 over the L.A. Dodgers…come on Phils, we need a parade down Broad Street!