As we prepared for last Sundays game against the Jets, a lot of hype surrounded the Ryan twins. The older of the two, Rex, aptly pointed out that it would be difficult for his dad Buddy to cheer for the his brother's Cowboys. "Come on its the Cowboys", he pointed out, eluding to father Buddy's days as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach and the heated rivalry that ensued against Dallas during his dad's tenure in the "City of Brotherly Love". As much as I despised Buddy during those days, Sunday I was rooting for the guy who has been stricken with cancer. His son is now part of the Cowboy family, and from the looks of it (D-Ware moving around and the defense playing inspired), I hope he is around in Big D for some time.
If we can learn to love a Ryan, I mean come on he's a Ryan, why can't we bring in another once hated foe?
Last Sunday with a 7 point lead and the ball at the one yard line, Jason Garrett decided to pass twice. We all know what happened, but possibly, we forget why it happened. Simple, Garrett wants TDs. In such a scenario wouldn't it be nice to have a back that has the toughness to break a tackle or push the pile, to get into the end zone? I mean Felix is great in the open field, and against base defenses, but where is the running back that is gonna punch it in for the six!? Yeah, Marion is gone. He got too expensive for his role. So why not get to a player who has been there and done that? I like Choice, but his role for this team is undefined, if not transparent. He is not a prototype "goal line" back, and it doesn't seem as if he will take away Felix's feature role position. Murray is looking more and more as Jone's back up. So where does Tashard fit in? ... Lets go back to Sunday. Wouldn't it have been nice to sit back and watch Tony Romo hand the ball off with a 7 point lead midway through the 4th quarter, from the one yard line? Here is my fix .... (ready?) go get Clinton Portis! Why? He has that goal line toughness. Clinton would strive in a situational back role with minimal carries. He'd come to Dallas with a chip on his shoulder. He has been in the league long enough to know that this team can win a Super Bowl. Players like Portis motivate teammates! Imagine for a second Romo hands that ball off to #26, and he moves the pile in for the game-clinching TD against the Jets!! Imagine it ... and hopefully someone out there is listening!