Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just shut up. Play the game. Play it from your heart and you know what, I will show you the Kwan.

Tonight was the last Cowboys game played at Texas Stadium. They apparently handpicked the Ravens in the off-season to be their final home game.

Tonight there were two teams with their backs up against the wall for a playoff spot. But one had the luxury of playing at home and playing with the emotional inspiration of playing the last Cowboys game at Texas Stadium for their fans and their watching legends.

But it was the road team who showed up with the heart, passion, and a sense of urgency. The game could be perhaps seen as another choke. I'm just further convinced this team has no heart.

Watching the legends in the post-game ceremony, I was thinking, "Gun, you think Jimmy would have let this happen? You think Michael Irvin would have let this happen? You think Troy or Roger would have let this happen? You think Darren Woodson would have let this happen? You think Randy White would have let this happen? You think Bill Bates would let the special teams be so bad?"

What a way to end their time at Texas Stadium ... losing to a rookie QB, giving up 33 offensive points, and giving up first recording tying 77 yard TD run by an opponent and then giving up a record 82 yard TD run by an opponent on the very next offensive play.

All in all, they put themselves in a position where they have to win a tough game on the road and get help even to make the playoffs. That's a sad shift of gears from the 13-1 first round bye team last year that sent 13 to the pro-bowl.

P.S. Check out photos of our family tour of Texas Stadium the week after this game.

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13 Comments:

At 22 December, 2008 13:16, Blogger Rev. said...

That's what happens when you bring a cancer into the locker room... which is what JJ did in 2006 when he decided to start popping popcorn. The Cowboys, despite the most talent in the NFL, will not win another SB unless they get a new GM, a real GM. The last 12 years have proven that.

 
At 22 December, 2008 13:49, Blogger GUNNY said...

True dat! In fact, let's be honest, this thing went down hill after Jimmy left and has never regained much traction.

Superbowl? Sheesh, they might need a real GM before they even win a playoff game.

;-)

Can you believe they can still beat Philly and be in? Of course, I have little confidence they can win in Philthadelphia.

 
At 22 December, 2008 17:51, Blogger Reepicheep said...

I love watching Dallas....the TO show is something to see.

 
At 22 December, 2008 21:36, Blogger Rev. said...

Reepicheep:
I suppose a lot of people like to watch the drama of Dallas - TO, JR, the Ewings trying to keep up with the Jones' - but I simply prefer old fashioned Cowboys' football.

Gunny:
You're right, after Jimmy was fired, things were never the same. The only reason they won SB XXX was because of all the talent he stockpiled, and because the Niners lost that game to ATL. You're also right, it may be a matter of winning a playoff game, not a SB.

 
At 23 December, 2008 23:20, Blogger Jade said...

Go Giants! :ob Hahaha.....

 
At 26 December, 2008 08:51, Blogger samurai said...

Dude - all they need is a win to clinch a spot in the post season... once week "18" begins it's anyone's game.

 
At 28 December, 2008 17:54, Blogger Rev. said...

4th Q just began in Philly....
gutless.

 
At 28 December, 2008 17:58, Blogger Rev. said...

Oh wait, they just added their second FG of the game.

 
At 28 December, 2008 22:33, Blogger GUNNY said...

I've never been more angry about Jerry forcing Jimmy's departure than I was tonight.

I felt it boiling during the game and afterward hearing the OT evaluate the Cowboys it bubbled over.

Hearing Jimmy criticize how sloppy that team is/was really reinforced for me the heinous nature of that derailment.

Had Jimmy stayed there, it's hard to imagine the success this team would have had. With this and the meltdown between Shaq & Kobe, it's hard on a fan like my bad self.

 
At 29 December, 2008 05:26, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cowboy's downhill slide began when they fired Landry.

 
At 29 December, 2008 10:27, Blogger Rev. said...

Gunny:
Did you catch any of the ESPN chat this morning on the 'Boys? The basic gist was this - Jerry should fire himself as GM. Isn't that what all true Cowboys fans have been saying since he hired himself? Another point was that this team can't win with the likes of TO, Pacman and Tank in the locker room (mainly TO). I agree with that as well. TO needs to go! (In relation to a previous post, just wondering how many exclamation marks are permitted for that statement?)

 
At 11 February, 2009 23:10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the ambassador of Kwan!

 
At 11 February, 2009 23:11, Blogger Erin said...

Sorry, that was me who left the first message about the kwan. ha ha

 

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