Watching the Cowboys game this afternoon and wondering how much longer Wade Phillips is going to have a job. Not that he’s done anything too stupid, oh wait, he just made the dumbest challenge to an on-field call that I think I’ve ever seen.
Luckily, Romo to T.O. still works great. Man, I love watching that guy fight for yards. He’s a dang thoroughbred. Good work. 7-6 Cowboys.
Hehe, Aikman just called him a “quarterhorse”, which is probably more accurate than the thoroughbred label. Ocho Cinco is probably closer to that breed built for speed. T.O. is just an absolute beast.
Sack to sack…DeMarcus Ware continues to obliterate QB’s….blocked punt…safety….nice change of momentum.
This is a fun game for rules-checks. Already Wade Phillips learned what a “natural step” is (a toe landing in-bounds doesn’t matter when the heel hits out of bounds) and now we get the updated primer of scrambling passes thrown to a receiver near the line of scrimmage. As I linebacker, I think I remember being coached on this particular set of cirumstances. I believed we used the phrase “light ’em up” (i.e. HULK SMASH).
There’s not many times when you can smash a reciever on a route, but this is one of ’em. The other common one is with tipped passes.
Oooh, get another safety, please! I can’t remember the last game I saw where a team got two safeties….didn’t happen, but I’ll take the field goal.
Tack on another one.
Zach Thomas gets the fumble recovery on the botched QB-center exchange…and just got robbed of a touchdown. Wow….what a horribly blown call.
Touchdown! And the football gods are sated. Nice work, Martellus. The football gods get angry when the refs steal points, or when coaches cheat (see: Patriots, New England). Now they are momentarily satisfied.
Pop! Michael Robinson meet Brady James. Nice hit.
And with that, the Niners take it to the locker-room to re-group.
The rout is on. At 12:04 left in the 3rd quarter, the Cowboys go up 29-6 on a touchdown pass to Patrick Crayton. Barring a mass abduction of the Cowboys defense by aliens, this one is pretty much over.
This is almost good enough to make me forget the news that Felix Jones is going to be out for the rest of the season.
IRVING – The rookie season of first round draft choice Felix Jones has come to an end.
The Cowboys running back will have surgery to repair a torn ligament beneath his left big toe and will miss the rest of the season.
Jones, who declined comment, injured the toe on Nov. 7, when he slipped on the grass at the Cowboys’ practice facility. He was recovering from a partially torn left hamstring when the latest setback occurred.
“He was extremely and visibly disappointed that he wouldn’t be able to play, and he is just by nature such a hard worker,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “There’s really not a hard decision here. He needs to do this, and in our opinion, he’s got a promising future.”
Coach Wade Phillips said the recovery time is expected to be six months.
This is too bad because getting back Jones, who had proved himself to be a threat for anywhere on the field, right before the playoffs would have been a huge bonus to an already stacked offense. With T.O., Roy Williams, Jason Witten, Tony Romo, and Marion Barber already on the field, adding in Felix jones would have been the icing on a well-baked cake.
UPDATE: Final score: Cowboys 35 – Niners 22.
Good game, fellas.