Posts tagged ‘Pacman’
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.
The last Pacman post said “If the trade is favorable” – and no doubt it’s favorable. The Cowboys are taking a shot on Pacman and in return are giving up…a fourth round draft pick. That’s a steal, with the “if’s”: If he’s re-instated and if he stays out of trouble. The former is insured, we’ll get our pick back in 2009. On the latter, he’s got no guaranteed money. He’ll be as unpredictable as an injury or as a 1st round draft pick – there is risk everywhere. Thumbs up to this deal.
The Dallas Cowboys are considering trading for Pacman Jones