BTB Game Balls: Cowboys @ Broncos

 

It's time to hand out game balls for the Cowboys game against the Broncos. Win, lose, or draw, we've got one for a player from each unit: offense, defense, special teams. We've even got one for the coaching staff.

Offense

Marion Barber - This player may mean more to the offense than any other player right now. He is excited to play and exciting to watch. After scoring the team's lone touchdown, he maintained his composure in not taking off his helmet, which could have cost 15 yards on the ensuing kickoff. That was smart. One carry in the second half wasn't smart; that's on the coaches. Barber was in the game some, and certainly got open on several passing downs.

His 68 yards from scrimmage does not look impressive, but considering this unit was shutout for the final three quarters kept him alongside the few players who were productive.

Honorable Mention: Tashard Choice, Jason Witten

Make the jump to see who else gets a game ball.

 

 

Defense

Keith Brooking - Brooking is just as exciting to watch as Barber. He will do whatever it takes to make the tackle. His hurdle over an offensive lineman in the second quarter squeezed the ball carrier out of bounds. To end the third quarter, it was him diving through on 4th-and-1 to drop Moreno for no gain. Then, off to the sideline he went to gore his coach, Reggie Herring, in the chest. Add nine more solo tackles to Brooking's stat sheet.

What more could we want from a football player?

Honorable Mention: Marcus Spears, DeMarcus Ware

 

Special Teams

Mat McBriar - Unfortunately, McBriar saw a lot of action Sunday. Fortunately, he dropped half of his six punts inside the 20. His 60-yarder helped boost his average for the game to a respectful 41.7 yards per punt. In close contests such as these past few, McBriar has maintained his consistency. Another solid game for the Dallas punter.

Honorable Mention: Nick Folk, David Buehler

 

Coaching

Joe DeCamillis - Coach Joe D does have some of the better kickers in the league on his side. Though, if we take a glance back at the first quarter of the 2009 season, the special teams units would have to be considered the most consistent for the Cowboys.

On Sunday, Eddie Royal returned four punts for 15 yards. The Denver kick returners averaged 24 yards on two returns. The Dallas coverage units still have many of the same names as they did in '08. The biggest difference is they have a new leader.

Honorable Mention: Reggie Herring, Todd Grantham

Who gets your game balls?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blogging The Boys

You must be a member of Blogging The Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging The Boys. You should read them.

Join Blogging The Boys

You must be a member of Blogging The Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging The Boys. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker