Last year, KD posted a list of 21 things he thought he was thinking about Dallas Cowboys type things. I'm stealing the idea for the third time now. Here are my 13 random thoughts about the Cowboys and stuff.
- America's Team? Sunday's Cowboys @ Giants game had the best overnight rating of any Sunday prime-time N.F.L. broadcast in the last 13 years. In fact, of the seven most watched Sunday Night football games only one, yep, only one, did not feature the Cowboys. Further evidence that the Cowboys are not America's team, of course.
- I'm usually a pretty big homer. I believe with an almost religious zeal that every single Cowboys draft pick could be a future Pro Bowler, much like half of the nation thinks Tim Tebow could be a future NFL quarterback. But my faith has been severely tested recently, a feeling I share with many Tebow fans. This year I watched 2010 fifth-round pick John Skelton lead Arizona to a 5-2 record, I watched 2011 fifth-rounder T.J. Yates compile a 2-3 record for Houston, and on Sunday, I witnessed 2008 seventh-round pick Matt Flynn throw for a franchise record 518 yards and 6 TDs for the Packers. So how much longer are we going to wait for our own fourth-rounder from 2009, Stephen McGee, to show us he can get it done in the NFL?
- Go figure: Seems like these days, there's a lot of chest-beating folks popping up and proudly declaring that they never saw the Cowboys as more than an 8-8 team this year, 9-7 at best. These are often the same people that are complaining the loudest that Rob Ryan 'only' improved last year's 31st ranked scoring defense to 16th this year.