A newspaper in Memphis has 10 talking points for the upcoming NFL season. Coming in at #7 are the Dallas Cowboys and head coach Wade Phillips.
- Wade Phillips will do what Bill Parcells could not: Phillips, who has no playoff wins in five seasons, should lead the Cowboys to their first playoff victory since 1996. A botched extra point in a first-round loss to Seattle capped Parcells' four-year stint in Dallas, but he left behind the Cowboys' most talented team since the '90s.
Yes, Parcells left behind the most talented team we’ve had in a long time, but Romo didn’t botch an extra point, it was a potential game winning FG. But let’s not get hung-up on one minor error. Here’s the rest.
Phillips' aggressive, blitzing defense will capitalize on a slew of rising stars, headlined by linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
The new boss will have to deal with Terrell Owens and the inconsistency of Tony Romo, who enters his first full season as a starting quarterback. But new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, the Dolphins' quarterbacks coach in 2006, is considered a future head coach for a reason.
Anything shy of the NFC title game will be a disappointment.
Hey now, I like that last line.
One of the highlights of Romo's weekend in Lake Tahoe was tossing a pass to future Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice. After playing partner Carson Palmer of the Bengals completed a pass to a spectator standing on a boat, Romo hit Rice on a short route off the 17th tee.
"That was exciting. I kind of took a little off to make sure it was accurate," Romo said. "Jerry is the best to ever play the game at the wide receiver position, so just being around him was a lot of fun."
Deion Sanders is a good guy. Not quite the Prime Time image he cultivated early in his career.