NFL  > Dallas Cowboys  > How 'bout Them Cowboys?
September 29, 2009, 06:32 AM
Yeah, I know the Cowboys weren't perfect, and the first half wasn't very....."Cowboyish"...., but the 'Boys have been known to be a better 2nd half team anyway throughout the years.

Say what you want about Romo, but the way he got out of a few possible sacks, and improvised, even though one or two were really risky, was fun to watch. That's the name of the game.....to have fun, either playing or to watch, and for most of us it's watching. I enjoyed watching it last night, but I did feel doubt creeping up on me for awhile, wondering if things were going to be a repeat of last week, losing in the last minute. You could say the Panthers were a 0-2 team coming in, but they were 12-4 (not counting their playoff loss) last year, and I don't think they've changed that much.

The first half was nothing to brag about, but at least they kept the Panthers from running away with the game. The 2nd half, although not a thing of beauty, showed me they still have it, and can hopefully build on it. The 4 consecutive 3 and outs by the Panthers, can only add confidence to the team. The Panthers were a dangerous team last night, teetering on an 0-3 start, and with their ever dangerous players in Steve Smith and their running backs, it very well could have been the other way around.

The fake pass/draw play was a thing of beauty. They worked it to near perfection and the Panthers couldn't stop it for the most part. Felix and Tashard are going to be one helluva 1-2 punch, along with Marion Barber. I don't think I'd trade any of these backs for anyone.

The one thing that does concern me is the O line, keeping Romo upright, and time to throw. But, the 2nd half was better. They need to stay consistent, and maybe after last night, they will, barring any injuries.

The defense finally come around, getting a couple of picks, a couple of sacks, and a fumble recovery. Victor Butler was an unexpected surprise. DeMarcus Ware didn't get a sack, but came very close if Delhomme would have been a step slower.

Overall I'm happy with the result, but still, some improving can be done, and I think the 'Boys will. Another game or two with similar results can only bring good things.

Kudos to the Panthers for playing their hearts out, for the most part. Good luck the rest of the year.

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