The question today is whether the Dallas Cowboys can manage a win against the New York Giants. Most of the football world would say no. Which is exactly what they said before the Cowboys posted their opening day victory over the Giants at Met Life Stadium.
The answer will be known soon. In the meantime, here is a look at some articles from around the media about the game.
For any tailgaters headed to Cowboys Stadium for the 3:15 CDT kickoff, it should be a beautiful fall afternoon. The high should be in the mid sixties under sunny skies, a great day to fire up some grills.
On to the news:
Just in case you missed it.
As the article observes, they are basically trying to get across Football Fandom 101. Kinda sad.
Remember these eloquent words from Jerry Jones?
"come to that (Cowboys) stadium and watch us beat the Giants' ass."
So do the Giants, and just about everybody else.
An interesting read, especially if you are in the "Hire a real GM" camp. There is that little issue of having to work for Jerry.
No shortage of coverage when you play a New York team.
A viewpoint that the Cowboys might not be the only team with a thing or two to prove.
I hate salsa dancing. Just sayin'.
Basically a Phillip Tanner profile. He looks to get an increased workload.
What Dallas did to the Giants' pass rush last time, Osi Umenyiora noted, was have Romo throw "a lot of quick passes. More than double-team [blocking], it was just that he was getting rid of the ball really quick."
Not wearing his hat the right way?
It's the story that will never go away.
Yes. We know.
A look from the other side.
Fun with numbers!
Might be tougher for Carr this time around.
Oh, I hope so. That is always such a pleasure to watch.
Basically, not well if you are a Cowboys fan.
So how about we see a really good game? Please?
Another mention of getting to Eli. Oh, please, please, please!
Some weak spots to work with.
"I think they're coming, what quarterback wouldn't go at a rookie," Claiborne said. "If I was a quarterback, I would go at me and I just have to continue to play the way I've been playing and continue to step up and continue to get better each and every week."
Am I the only one that thinks this kid may be a pretty good player one day?
Why, I am stunned and amazed.
I wish I had thought of that.
Nothing to say, really.
Mine is basically queasy.
Now, for those of you who say, "No way Staubach would say something like that!" - well, he didn't. He praised Eli, but the "genius" placed in the headline, with no concern for generating page views, I am sure, was strictly an invention of a clearly unbiased and objective member of the mainstream American media. I can't imagine why they are so poorly regarded nowadays.
A long piece about Kevin Ogletree and his brother Calvin. Warning: You might want to have a tissue handy when you read this.
Talking about cutting down on all the presnap stuff for Romo. Which I am all for.
You know, I just noticed these things never mention the cheerleaders. What's up with that?
This is one aspect I had not thought of. Short, but very good writeup.
And that's a wrap for this week.