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2016 AND THE NEW DRAFT CAST OF CHARACTERS

Now that all those months of exceptional boredom without football is over and the 2016 NFL draft has concluded. Jt48 gets to stretch his hands and fingers, dust off that digi-writer and put his thoughts into readable form. So here we go…

What’s up with our first draft choice. This fellow from Ohio State, the young Ezekial Elliott. I call him Mr Half Shirt, or “Ha-shi”. Apparently he forgot he was going to an event and thought he was just going out to hang with his buddies at the corner store.

Every article I’ve read and every sports analyst I’ve heard. Including his former coach Gary Brown has said that this guy is the best running back in a generation. Heck, even Emmitt Smith has stated that Hashi is a better running back than he was.

I believe if Darren McFadden takes Hashi under his wing and mentor him he will be all right. Now there’s no reason why the Offense can’t be the best in the league. We have an elite quarterback, top offensive line, and now a young talent that could potentially be the best in the league. Heck what’s not to like…

All this ecolades are nice and all but the putting is on the field and hopefully Hashi can prove all these people right. If the coaches can strategize correctly and teach the players good fundamentals. We are gonna be a force to be recon with, but that’s a big “IF”!

I’ll be trying to write a post every other week as I am limited in time and resources. I’ll be hanging out here in sunny southern California for another 9 weeks. I have to stop here cuz there’s only 1 computer and there’s a line of people waiting to use it…

Go COWBOYS!
05/02/2016

 

 

1st Rounder Byron Jones

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U-Conn coaches thanks for training our new superstar (CB/SAFETY) the techniques required to be a huge presence in big D’s back field. Some say Malcom Brown should have been picked before Byron but I disagree.

By all accounts Byron Jones was easily a first round pick and as such. Even if we didn’t need a Corner Back (which we do) his skill set was going to be a much needed boost to our back field position.

Hardy is our new pass rusher and even though we won’t have his services at the beginning of the season. He will play for us at the end of the season when he will be needed to destroy our opponent offensive line.

Yea I give the Boys a A- for this pic.

Go Cowboys!!!!

America’s Team looking for another big “D” day celebration in London

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Who better to represent America’s premiere sport than America’s Team: The Dallas Cowboys? The ‘Boys are well loved and revered in all four corners of the globe and perhaps somewhere in the outer regions of space.

For the Dallas Cowboys it will be the 10th time they have been invited to play away from the USA. That’s more than any other NFL professional club in history for those of you counting.

Why do you think that is?

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The ‘Boys have played in Mexico four times, in Canada once, and twice in Japan. Almost covered the 4 corners of the earth. The only place they have left to play is somewhere in the deserts of the Middle East. But since the Cowboys are, “America’s Team”, I doubt we’ll see that in our lifetime. Because like Jeff Dunham says, “I kill you” may be present and…

The Cowboys have a huge international following and if I was a betting man I would guess this is another reason why the ‘Boys are so revered throughout the world but hated amongst the professional football fanatics of other teams.

Jealous!

Now let’s not forget that the Jaguars have owned the Cowboys two out of the last three games. So we can’t take this team too lightly and look beyond them. They may not have a great record but they are good enough to upset the ‘Boys if we aren’t careful.

Romo is listed as probable for this game…probable? Yea right, he is playing.

JT48’s prediction:

Dallas Cowboys: 31

Jacksonville Jaguars: 16

TEXANS to visit COWBOYS on Sunday afternoon for the Texas Governor’s Cup showdown

The Houston Texans are visiting the Dallas Cowboys this coming Sunday afternoon and it’s going to be a huge Texas football showdown. This rivalry is enormous in the Lone Star State especially in the Houston and “everywhere else” in the Texas zip codes area.

This rivalry usually flies underneath the national radar but Sunday’s game is going to be more than for bragging rights, it’s to remain at the top of their respective divisions and for the much acclaimed Texas Governor’s Cup .

Let’s begin by stating the obvious, Justin James Watt IS the Texans Defense. Watt can do it all, he is the best Defensive End in football that I’ve ever seen. No one in that position dominates a game like he does, no one. At just 25 years of age and in his 4th year in the league in between the end zones he has virtually done it all .

Just this year alone against the Oakland Raiders Watt caught an offensive pass for a touchdown and last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills he blocked then intercepted the ball for an 80 yard return to include a pick 6. Wow!

The Texans achilles heal is the Offense and in particular the Quarterback but to put it simply the entire offense suck.

The Dallas Cowboys are firing perfectly on all cylinders and hoping for more of the same this weekend. Romo looks great, Murray looks great, the Offensive Line looks great and the Defense looks good. But for this particular game, good is all that is required for the Cowboys to come out on top.

Earlier in the week I heard Jerry Jones admit that in his 25 year ownership he had cried at the conclusion of only three football games. He stated that the loss against the Houston Texans in 2002 was on that list.

Jerry I can bet you a fajita taco that you will not have to cry at the conclusion of this game. Why you ask, well keep on reading and at the conclusion of this narrative you will find out why.

I give the edge to the Dallas Cowboys because overall they have a much better coached team. They are playing with high intensity and emotion, and because they have bought into what the Coordinators sold them.

p.s. I will be watching this game live and in person at AT&T Stadium!20121205_135835-1

JT’s Prediction:

Houston Texans: 12

Dallas Cowboys:  28

The Saints came marching in and left limping out

OMG. Who dat? no, Who wat? no, Who kicked your ass!

This game turned out to be an ass whooping or what?! I knew the Cowboys were going to beat them but beat them senseless?

I believe that Sunday’s game was perhaps the awakening of America’s Team. The Cowboys appear to have believed in the new philosphy the Coordinators and Head Coach have been preaching. The Offensive Coordinator Bill Calahan has helped put together a very strong/stout Offensive Line. This change in tactical prowess has allowed the running backs, tight ends and receivers to have success. Murray is now leading the NFL in yardage play from scrimmage and in turn Romo has had phenomenal success throwing the ball, dam Romo should be nicknamed Houdini for all those crazy moves he made. Romo looked fantastic out there but on a couple plays he looked as if his back was bothering him.

On Defense Rod Marinelli received the reigns from Monte Kiffin and has now produced what appears thus far to be a very good Defense. On both sides of the ball they look more focused and crisp and it shows by the way they are playing. Most everyone I’ve interviewed has said that the Saints have a great offense but that they were flat out stopped by the Cowboys Defense, of course I agree.

Some of the so called expert analyists are alredy being negative and proclaiming that the beat down the Saints received at the hands of the Cowboys was a mirage and that we should not believe our eyes. Well excuse me Mr experts, I see what I see and what I see so far is a very balance  and well coached team.

This could very well be our year, now I know we have a very difficult schedule left to play but dam they played good on Sunday Night and we expect more of the same.

Top 4 Standouts:

1. Offensive Line 2. Demarco Murray 3. Romo 4. T. Williams

JTRACKER COMPASS AWARD is awarded to the:  Offensive Line for their terrific blocking and for holding the line.

Needless to say there are two camps when talking Cowboys. First is the camp I belong to, the real fan, the believer, and no matter how well or not they do we give them the benefit of the doubt.

The second camp is where all the bandwagon, disbelievers, and haters gather together to drink the kool-aid.

Where do you stand my friend?

The Saints will march in to Cowboys country

I don’t know about you all but I’m excited to see the New Orleans Saints and their high power offense come in to Cowboys territory. I still have nightmares from the beating we received last year (49-17) and am aching for revenge.

The Saints still have a very dynamic offense led by QB Drew Brees. Most NFL analyst call this offense a juggernaut, I call it a juggernaut light. Why you ask, well it’s because they are without their playmaker RB Mark Ingram in the backfield. An Offense of this caliber to function perfectly all cylinders have to be firing or it will be in danger of misfire. Now don’t be fooled by their slow start, their offense is still very good but their defense lead by none other than Rob Ryan is lacking.

Seems that Ryan’s defense is again to complicated for his players to thrive and play well in. Hell, every team (including at Dallas) Rob Ryan has coached at receives the same criticism, “his defensive tactics/plays are overly complicated”, enough said.

The Cowboys in my mind have played better than expected, Tony Romo is the key (again) to a successful season. Romo’s play in the first game was frightening. While throwing the ball Romo looked lethargic, rusty, hurt, and inaccurate. But in the past two games he has improved and looks much better, not quite the Romo of old but almost there.

Romo’s rating so far is 86.1 and has thrown for 674 yards with 4 touchdowns, not bad but has a lot of room for improvement.

The Saints Offense are better statistically speaking but the Cowboys hold a better rating Defensively. Needless to say, without going to deep into it, it’s a very even matchup.

DeMarco Murray will be the work horse for this game and he will contribute enough to help the Cowboys come out on top. (hopefully Murray has solved his fumbling problem)

I predict that the Cowboys will beat the Saints by about 1 touchdown. It will be a high scoring game but in the last remaining possession the Cowboys will score a touchdown to make it 35 to 28.

what say you?