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Roy and Ben

 

Roy Williams: “I’m just a blocker, a catcher and runner and just trying to do all of them in 60 minutes of play. I just run to my spot and catch the ball. That’s what I feel my role is right now, blocking downfield or catching the ball when it comes my way,” Williams said.

Uhh – that’s the role of every receiver.  It almost sounds like you’re complaining, I’m hoping that’s not the case.  Block, catch, and run.  Enjoy your job, enjoy your bank account. 

Ben Maller: If Roy Williams doesn’t produce in a large way, the Cowboys won’t make the playoffs this season. 

Not true.  The Cowboys are a running team now, pending the return of Jones.  Perhaps not a running team like the Ravens of the past few years, but much more of a running team than they’ve been in recent history.  He needs to contribute and he needs to contribute like a #1 WR, but he doesn’t need to put the team on his back, he doesn’t need to be T.O. or Fitzgerald.  The Cowboys have plenty of people with the ability to catch a pass.  Between Williams, Witten and Crayton (plus Barber & Choice can catch), the Cowboys have plenty of hands to share in receptions.   The Cowboys have 2 WR’s in the top 25 in terms of yards, as well as a TE who is top 5 in yards and top 5 in receptions.  Considering that Romo is not in the top 10 in terms of passing yards, it says that these 3 receivers are doing an adequate job.  Room for improvement, always. But they’re not stinking it up.

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October 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

Cowboys woes

Well, the Cowboys no longer have to worry about winning with ‘style points’, as was the case 2 weeks ago against the Bengals.  After that win, the fans and media complained that while the Cowboys won…they didn’t win “good enough”.  For the foreseeable future, it will be back as it should be: A win is a win. 

This week the Cowboys suffered injuries to: Tony Romo/QB/Broken finger (throwing hand) – 4 weeks  Mat McBriar/P/Broken Foot – 8 weeks (most likely I.R., out for season), Felix Jones/RB/Hamstring – Unknown, Sam Hurd/WR/Ankle surgery – Unknown, Terrence Newman/CB/Sports Hernia – 4 weeks.  In addition, Adam Jones was in an incident and may face a short suspension. 

Newman and Hurd injuries weren’t new, but the decision to have surgery came down this week. 

So now any win the Cowboys can muster up is a good win.  The Cowboys have 3 games in the next 4 weeks: St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and New York (Giants).  The 4th week is their bye week.  They need to pull it together and win 1 of these 3.  If they can pull off 2 out of those 3, it would be magnificent. 

How do they do it?  When Bledsoe was playing he was getting hit every time he dropped back.  Brad Johnnson is probably less mobile and definitely doesn’t have the arm that Drew had.  When Tony got back there, that line started looking a lot better – Tony made things happen.  No longer can the defense have the mindset that they always have Tony back their to bail them out.  The Cowboys defense, which has had so many high draft picks, needs to play

So here’s the thought – Hey Defense, how about you win 1 of these games?  If the D can go out there and crush one of those offenses (presumably the Rams), then we win 10 to 6.   If the D can stand strong and the offense can step it up, then we might be able to get one of the other games, 17-14. 

This assumes that the Special Teams fixes its issues. 

As for Adam Jones, if any of us received a final ultimatum and deal for millions of dollars, and basically the only stipulation was “don’t go to bars/clubs/etc. during the football season”, we could pull it off.  Turn your phone off and work – you’ll live.  I don’t really get it, but I can see how you don’t do it for the love of the game, for your team, for your fans, for your boss who gave you the second chance…but why not at least do it for yourself?  Great players would do it for the love of the game and for their team, so at best Adam Jones is a “good” player.  Hopefully he won’t get suspended but if he does, I won’t be surprised.

October 14, 2008 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment


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