My thoughts on the Thanksgiving Day game aganist the Saints

All I can say is take the money back from Miles Austin. You have seen and discovered that Austin can not catch with a pocket full of money. We let this one slip though our fingers, we could have won easily. The life expectancy of a kicker is about 12 weeks, goodbye Beuhler.

What did you guys think?

John

5 Comments

  • Frank
    November 25, 2010 - 7:28 pm | Permalink

    I think most of these kids–and I’ll call them “kids”–can’t handle playing in Dallas. Too immature to handle the limelight. The Cowboys are one of the biggest franchises in sports. The biggest in football. That can easily go to your head if you’re a young player. And I think the main reason why they had a poor season was that the city was hosting the Super Bowl and lots of people picked them to be in it.

    Trouble is, you still gotta do the work to get there.

    With all this attention, the limelight, the glamor, how do you stay hungry for 16 weeks? How can you stay disciplined?

    I think earlier generations of players were maturer–and they made less money, which can go to your head.

    Still, the ’70s teams may have been lucky that the label “America’s Team” came after the Cowboys won their two Super Bowls. (I think it was in ’79.) Had they been called that in ’71, they may not have won any that decade.

  • Craig
    November 25, 2010 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi John,

    I think the team has come a long way in three weeks. A month ago, this game would have been a blowout. A 3-7 team with its backup QB fighting back from a 17-0 deficit to a 7-3 team that won the Super Bowl last year was pretty impressive.

    They had a chance to win, and the Williams fumble was the play of the game. Bad play by Williams, great play by the defensive back.

    They need to make some personnel changes, but most of that will come in the off-season. Disappointed in the loss, but I see a big difference in this team from a month ago.

  • Doby
    November 26, 2010 - 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I concur with you about Buehler. Regarding Miles Austin – I’m just perplexed how he dropped some easy balls that he should of caught.

    Anyway, Congrats on you being selected to the top 50 players that wore the STAR!

    Doby

  • November 28, 2010 - 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, John. But I disagree on both counts. Had Roy Williams simply held on the ball, we’d all be talking about what a wonderful victory we had. Besides, it wasn’t Miles Austin playing defense on the Saints last drive.

    As for David Beuhler, he missed a 59 yarder by mere inches. How many kickers can even come that close? And his kickoffs this past week were outstanding. I’m not saying he is the best kicker in the league (far from it). But he has improved with each passing week and certainly does not deserve blame for the Cowboys’ loss.

  • Kevin Johnson
    December 2, 2010 - 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Surely you mean Roy Williams, the dropper of all critical catches. The Warren Livingston of the new millennium.

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