Sunday nights late game had the Dallas Cowboys hosting the San Diego Chargers. I will say the game hit the nail on the head as just another pre-season football game. Nothing to exciting, saw some new rules come into effect which NFL fans might want to get used to seeing and we’ll, a Cowboy loss 20-7 at the hands of the Chargers.
I will go as far as saying I think the Chargers were better prepared for this game and this years Dallas squad has some work to further do on both offence and defence but we can say that is what pre-season is all about. I will say there were some and I will only go as far and say ‘minor’ improvements on both ‘D’ and ‘O’ last night.
We’ll everyone looks at the Chargers, Philip Rivers et al I will say that bring on a full, healthy Dallas squad and the Chargers are no better than this years Dallas squad. I guess the key comment there is healthy as clearly if the Cowboys lose one or more starters once the season starts we Dallas fans could be in for another long Dallas season but lets look at the positive and focus on a healthy Dallas squad this year.
To say this game was not close would be a lie. Chalk it up to two new NFL rules and this game would of been a lot closer. comments, questions, concerns, rule toe to heel, INT Gerald Sensabaugh INT gets rules an incomplete pass—(I personally think this one is a silly rule). Rule player loses helmet which was almost introduced via Dallas tight end Jason Witten but Dallas’ Turner loses helmet, scampers for a TD and outside of a penalty the rule that once a player loses their helmet the play is dead. Witten and Turner even discussed this rule post-game and Witten defends the rule. Interesting and I never played rugby but their players do not wear helmets, pads and I would be interested in the injuries in professional rugby.
A nice bright spark was the good ole Tony Romo / Jason Witten show for the Cowboys only score of the game. This as it has in past seasons should be another great Cowboy tandem this season.
So still lots to do on both ‘D’ and ‘O’ but some improvements, players getting more comfortable and starters still slowly getting more and more time. I am of the thinking that it may be time to let QB Stephen McGee get the number two role and does anyone agree it is time for QB Jon Kitna to retire. I know he can put up numbers but time to move on Jon.
Dallas is off to Minnesota for a Saturday night tilt against the Donovan McNabb Vikings.
—-as always comments, questions, concerns, my ears are burning…
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Written by Glenn Stants