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September 23, 2013, 02:07 PM
Demarco Murray and the Cowboys wish that the Rams would be in the division, play them every week, or every other week.

Congrats to DeMarcus Ware for becoming the all-time Cowboys sack leader!!!

Great job of the o-line protecting Romo and opening up holes. Romo has learned how to make them better.

The D-line did a great job of stopping the run and putting pressure on Bradford. Both the O-line and D-line were suppose to be the weakest part of the team, but have been bright spots as of yesterday. Hopefully they continue to improve.

Romo had some decent numbers, but the best number was the ZERO in the interception column.
September 23, 2013  02:30 PM ET

it's early, but one could hope romo has finally learned how not to kill his team's chances by making errors at critical times in the game..... but it's only game 3. murray did look good, in fact the entire team looked great. however, the rams could be one of the worst team so it's hard to get too excited. remember, we lost last week to a team that was 2-14 last year.

next week will be a good test for this team. on the road against a decent team. the east is so weak right now, dallas looks to be in the driver's seat, but i'd bet this changes in the next month or so. still believe the weakest link on this team is clearly the head coach.

September 23, 2013  02:42 PM ET

I think the enthusiasm should be tempered. It was the Rams afterall, but from a positive perspective, the fact they actually ran the ball and the o-line opened some holes so Murray could pancake the next line of defenders was a nice change from the sorry running attack (or lack thereof) we've seen so much of. And anytime Romo doesn't have to be all pass happy that works in so many ways. Saying the NFC East is a mess is an understatement. Cowboys play Denver in 2 weeks. We'll know much more after that.

September 23, 2013  02:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

. . . Saying the NFC East is a mess is an understatement. . . .

I was shocked by the magnitude of the Giants' implosion. Yes, we have all seen the major issues with turning the ball over and no run game, etc. But off the subject of the Giants for a moment . . .

Is anyone else thinking what I'm thinking? That Carolina is a pretty good team and may be a team to reckon with down the road? They're 2-1 and played Seattle very tough in a close loss. It's still early, but team identities are beginning to take shape.

September 23, 2013  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I was shocked by the magnitude of the Giants' implosion. Yes, we have all seen the major issues with turning the ball over and no run game, etc. But off the subject of the Giants for a moment . . .Is anyone else thinking what I'm thinking? That Carolina is a pretty good team and may be a team to reckon with down the road? They're 2-1 and played Seattle very tough in a close loss. It's still early, but team identities are beginning to take shape.

Panthers are 1-2 and that's another team I don't know what to make of. Based on yesterday I really don't know. Are they that good to do that against the Giants, or are the Giants much worse than we thought. I wasn't too surprised at the Seattle game since they have always had a difficult time traveling to the east coast.

September 23, 2013  03:30 PM ET

I also think it's time to demote Jay Ratliff and Miles Austin because both can't stay healthy.

September 23, 2013  03:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I also think it's time to demote Jay Ratliff and Miles Austin because both can't stay healthy.

Ratliff is 32, and missed 10 games in 2012. He was slow in his recovery from groin and hamstring injuries, and missed all of training camp this summer. He finally was placed on the NFL???s physically unable to perform list, making him ineligible for the first six games. I don't think he will make it on the field this season. As for Austin, he is always one move away from a hammy.

September 23, 2013  11:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

...... As for Austin, he is always one move away from a hammy.

Do they have some sort of "stretching" guru or yoga type trainer? Sure there are strength coaches etc but the strength of Miles' muscles is the reason for the pulls. I would assume that teams have special trainers to assist in the stretching and the like to try and minimize these nuisance non-contact injuries. This is ridiculous to have Miles always going down to these "tweaks". When he gets a hitch in his step he becomes totally ineffective (last year)

September 24, 2013  06:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Do they have some sort of "stretching" guru or yoga type trainer? Sure there are strength coaches etc but the strength of Miles' muscles is the reason for the pulls. I would assume that teams have special trainers to assist in the stretching and the like to try and minimize these nuisance non-contact injuries. This is ridiculous to have Miles always going down to these "tweaks". When he gets a hitch in his step he becomes totally ineffective (last year)

I heard Garrett kind of downplaying the injury yesterday talking about day to day. Like, hello Carrot..everyone knows the drill with Austin. He'll be out 3-4 weeks. Watch and see.

September 24, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"twerks"

No, we'll have none of that ish!!

September 24, 2013  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I also think it's time to demote Jay Ratliff and Miles Austin because both can't stay healthy.

And now it appears Spencer has played his last game for the Cowboys. He's going to have microfracture surgery on his knee. Stick a fork in him!!

September 24, 2013  01:53 PM ET

And microfractures are not guaranteed to work because those are the last hope before knee replacement.

Austin needs get his legs stronger and learn how to stretch.

September 24, 2013  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

it's early, but one could hope romo has finally learned how not to kill his team's chances by making errors at critical times in the game..... but it's only game 3. murray did look good, in fact the entire team looked great. however, the rams could be one of the worst team so it's hard to get too excited. remember, we lost last week to a team that was 2-14 last year. next week will be a good test for this team. on the road against a decent team. the east is so weak right now, dallas looks to be in the driver's seat, but i'd bet this changes in the next month or so. still believe the weakest link on this team is clearly the head coach.

Romo is playing at a high level.

September 26, 2013  08:45 PM ET

Just maybe this OL is just now starting to jell. You basically have 3 new guys on the interior. Time will tell if the running game will be consistently good. It is undeniable that this OL is pass blocking much better than last season. This means Romo is not getting crushed on almost every drop back. Waters is a complete beast in pass protection. I expect this unit to get better as they play more games.

September 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET

:)

September 29, 2013  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

:)

you're so original. NOT!

 
September 29, 2013  12:34 PM ET

hump!

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