Roy Williams said today that he will play with three bruised ribs this weekend against Kansas City. Both Marion Barber (quadriceps) and Andre Gurode (knee) are expected to play as well. Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, Wade Phillips is also expected to coach.
The story is coming out that Romo didn’t realize what down it was when he threw consecutive passes to Sam Hurd during the Cowboys final drive against the Broncos.
I’ve been a staunch supporter of Romo, but he’s making it increasingly more difficult to defend him…
Last night, after landscaping my front yard, cooking dinner and giving my eldest son a bath, I turned on the Mavs/Rockets game. Mavs were down two. Then JET hit a jumper, then Dirk, then JET, then JET, then JET again.
Why God Why? Why do I feel excited watching the Mavs again? Why do I let myself get sucked into what I know will end up as colossal disappointment again? It’s a paradox. Unexplainable. Kinda like how my buddy Chris can continue to cheer for the Astros, when I think they just started using negative numbers in the win column. But, I digress. Back to the Mavs.
I’m not naive enough (at least at the moment) to think the Mavs have any shot at the championship, but I do think they can beat the depleted Spurs. They’ve won seven of their last nine and are the first Dallas sports team in a decade to end the season playing their best ball. My biggest concern is that Cuban will see this as justification for adding one more piece to the puzzle instead of blowing the whole thing up like I believe he needs to.
Here’s some other ‘feelings’ I need explained:
* Why do I feel like I could beat JJ Barea out for the point guard spot?
* Why do I feel like hiring Tanya Harding to clip Dirk in the knee everytime he tugs at the left side of his jersey?
* Why do I feel like Shaq to the Mavs would be a good move?
* Why do I feel like Josh Howard has improved his trade value but will still play for the Mavs next year?
* Why do I feel like Rick Carlisle should legitimately be considered for Coach of the Year?
If you have any answers, I’m listening…
This is almost unbelievable and is already seeing national attention. And not in a good way for the Dallas Police Department.
If you don’t get the golf channel or been disinterested in golf, then this is for you. The Haney Project with Charles Barkley. Brilliant.
Parts 2, 3, and 4 after the jump…
The landscape of the Cowboys roster has gone through some pretty dramatic changes, so let’s review:
- Pacman Jones showed he could catch six punted footballs at one time during HBO’s Hard Knocks. That was his only highlight last year. He proceeded to get in a fight with his own handler. Suspended. Returned. Sucked. Released.
- Tank Johnson was cheering that he was a free agent in the locker room following the embarrasing loss to the Eagles 44-6. Not re-signed. He’ll be missed about as much as Steve’s case of the crabs.
- Bye-bye Zach Thomas.
- Chris Canty signed with the Giants for $42 million. Couldn’t keep him and hope to renew Demarcus Ware’s contract so he tested free agency. The Giants defense is solid.
- Kevin Burnett is currently testing free agency and has yet to sign, but I’m sure he will. The Cowboys will miss him more than we know.
- Anthony Henry was traded for backup QB Jon Kitna. Last season showed Henry’s inadequacy and the importance of the quarterback role if Romo were to go down again.
- Tony Curtis was released. Third tight end after Martellus Bennett took over the second spot. See ya Tony.
- Keith Davis is also testing free agency. With a bullet still in his leg, I don’t know that he’ll draw much interest.
- Cowboys picked up veteran LB Keith Brooking. From all reports, a quality locker room guy and adequate LB to put alongside Bradie James.
- Cowboys released safety Roy Williams. Stats for 2008: 9 tackles, 2 broken arms. Good riddance. It’s been a long time coming.
- Cowboys lead every news story by releasing Terrell Owens. Read Steve’s post below…ditto
I don’t know what it is, but I’m a little excited again about the Cowboys. I’m sure it’ll end up being misplaced emotion, but the butterflies are fluttering none-the-less.