NFL  > Dallas Cowboys  > What A Way To Start The Season
September 12, 2010, 11:38 PM
I tried to be "upbeat" like most.... but after watching the preseason games and the poor offense and excessive penalties, it was hard to ignore where this was headed. Certainly, one game does not make a season, but it's obvious this team has a long way to go before SuperBowl talk makes its way into any conversation involving the Cowboys!!
September 13, 2010  12:18 AM ET

Dallas is playing without 2 of their starting lineman...

Alex Barron needs to be cut, period.

Dallas wins that game 14-13 if not for that bonehead...let alone the 2 other penalties he committed while costing us other big plays.

Dallas is better of with Columbo back next week and playing their younger linemen if needed.

Give credit to the Skins D...they are not a fluke, they played us tough last year too.

September 13, 2010  12:58 AM ET

Romo should have taken the knee when he saw nothing was open before half, skepticism then says it would be a 7-6 final. Come on, ROMO.

September 13, 2010  02:02 AM ET

McNabb will win the division

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September 13, 2010  04:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dallas is playing without 2 of their starting lineman...Alex Barron needs to be cut, period.Dallas wins that game 14-13 if not for that bonehead...let alone the 2 other penalties he committed while costing us other big plays.Dallas is better of with Columbo back next week and playing their younger linemen if needed.Give credit to the Skins D...they are not a fluke, they played us tough last year too.

I agree with you there.....Barron needs to be cut. Jimmy Johnson would have done it in a NY minute.

The Redskins may just be a force to be reckoned with this year if they get their offense untracked, but McNabb is not as he once was, and I don't see him making much of a difference.

September 13, 2010  04:38 AM ET
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I tried to be "upbeat" like most.... but after watching the preseason games and the poor offense and excessive penalties, it was hard to ignore where this was headed. Certainly, one game does not make a season, but it's obvious this team has a long way to go before SuperBowl talk makes its way into any conversation involving the Cowboys!!

I do the Cowboys what I do with my brother.......I take what he will give me, insofar as any help around here. Sometimes when I need his help the most, he refuses, and other times, he gladly helps out with no complains. So, I have been to the point to where I gladly accept any good play from the Cowboys, but I know that they are very capable of not living up to their potential. I don't get as PO'd at them as I once did, but I sure would NOT bet on them to win any given game.

I will continue to support and root for them, but I also know what I can expect. You won't find me "bragging", or assuring that they will win any given game on any given Sunday. I learned that long ago.........lol

September 13, 2010  07:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Dallas is playing without 2 of their starting lineman...Alex Barron needs to be cut, period.Dallas wins that game 14-13 if not for that bonehead...let alone the 2 other penalties he committed while costing us other big plays.Dallas is better of with Columbo back next week and playing their younger linemen if needed.Give credit to the Skins D...they are not a fluke, they played us tough last year too.

What makes you think Dallas would have won? With out the holding call Romo would have been sacked!! GAME OVER REDSKINS WIN 13-7

September 13, 2010  07:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

McNabb will win the division

McNabb's stats last night:

63.4 QB Rating
46.9% (15 of 32) Completion percentage
0 Touchdowns
171 Yards

September 13, 2010  07:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

McNabb will win the division

Without McNabb, the Skins played us VERY tough last season, so it was not a big surprise to me...

We ran the ball well, we moved the ball well, and our D played well...

Toss in a missed FG that even out with their botched snap, but the stupid fumble and the 3 big penalties that Barron had, ALL killing good plays, especially the game winner, was the difference.

Dallas is a good team and will bounce back...

I still think 10-6 is their final tally for the year.

September 13, 2010  08:48 AM ET

1 game does not a season make.
Dallas has a better team overall than the Skins, but anything can happen, and often does.

September 13, 2010  09:36 AM ET
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true,......look what happppened to the broncos (6-0/8-8) and giants(5-0/8-8) last year .

Yup. How you win is an important indicator.

September 13, 2010  10:02 AM ET
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I do the Cowboys what I do with my brother.......I take what he will give me, insofar as any help around here. Sometimes when I need his help the most, he refuses, and other times, he gladly helps out with no complains. So, I have been to the point to where I gladly accept any good play from the Cowboys, but I know that they are very capable of not living up to their potential. I don't get as PO'd at them as I once did, but I sure would NOT bet on them to win any given game.I will continue to support and root for them, but I also know what I can expect. You won't find me "bragging", or assuring that they will win any given game on any given Sunday. I learned that long ago.........lol

that's the way to look at it.... i'd just absolutely LOVE to see them playing in the SB at home in Feb. but that's a world away right now. expectations..... guess it might help to ease mine a little for the time being LOL.

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September 13, 2010  01:45 PM ET

When 3 of them come from one guy....lets do the math...

Worse part about it...his salary is guaranteed...so the business side of this means he is here to stay...

Lets just pray that Columbo comes back next week...

Dallas will be fine...they should go home and whip up on the Bears next week, then its a toughie at home vs the Texans.

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September 14, 2010  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I agree with you there.....Barron needs to be cut. Jimmy Johnson would have done it in a NY minute. The Redskins may just be a force to be reckoned with this year if they get their offense untracked, but McNabb is not as he once was, and I don't see him making much of a difference.

Hey Bull.. Nice to have you around again this season!!!

Here I was thinking dumping Flo Adams was going to save you 50 penalty yards a games, Hopefully Colombo gets better soon. I always would give Jason Garrett the benefit of doubt but I really wasn't understanding the play calling when it came to running and short passes? There were plenty of times they could have gone deep, Miles was out running his coverage all night or was the issue just Romo letting the ball go to early because he doesn't trust his line? What's the deal with their goal-line offense at the end of games?

No disrespect for the Redskins def, Their LB Core could be the best in the league, Orakpo is a beast! I agree with you on McNabb, It's not like he was driving down the field all night... Their Defense will keep them in games but they are beatable on big plays 15 yards or more... I would have been going deep with Dez and Miles all night.

It's looking it ultimately time to change over the coaching staff, We are just repeating ourselves talking about the same issues the cowboys been having for a couple of seasons now...

September 14, 2010  04:14 PM ET

They lost 7-13 to the Redskins not because of the holding call in the last play of the game, and not because they gave the Redskins the ball at the last play of the first half. They lost the game because the Redskins beat them. Even Roy williams admitted that the flag was already thrown before he caught the ball. ???You can???t blame it on that one play,??? said Williams, who had seen the flag thrown before he caught the pass.

Let???s look at the last plays of both halves. Did you see how Brian Orakpo was charging towards Romo? If Alex Barron did not hold Orakpo, Romo would seriously have been injured. The Cowboys would have lost both Romo and the game. They should thank Alex Barron for holding causing them to lose only the game. On the last play of the first half the Cowboys did not give the ball to the Redskins, the Redskins took the ball away from them. Stop making excuses for the Cowboys. Give the Redskins the credit. After all The score could have been a lot worse than 13-7 had the Skins not dropped 2 passes back to back at the endzone and also botched a field goal.

September 14, 2010  07:03 PM ET
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I'm not sure losing Romo woulda hurt us all that much! ;)You must be a Redskins fan or at the very least a Cowboys hater.

After just 1 game you are denying Romo already and you call yourself a Cowboy fan. Is Romo not your starting QB? You must be a fairweather Cowboys fan. A Diehard Cowboys fan would not say that.

 
September 14, 2010  07:11 PM ET
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What makes you think Dallas would have won? With out the holding call Romo would have been sacked!! GAME OVER REDSKINS WIN 13-7

Thank you. They're calling for Alex Barron's head. Had he not held Orakpo, the Cowboys would have lost both Romo and the Game. Cowboys should take Alex to Dinner.

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