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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

 

 

DALLAS COWBOYS SIGN DARREN McFADDEN

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So we now know Demarco “One Great Season” Murray has crossed over to our arch nemesis, the Philadelphia Eagles. It appears he is more interested in money rather than a probable Cowboys Super Bowl Championship run.

Personally, I don’t care. If that’s what he wants well: “bye”.

I enjoyed watching Murray play but was near cardiac arrest each time he rushed with the football. I hadn’t mentioned this before but if there was “one” play in the Cowboys Playoff loss to Green Bay we could have done without was Demarco’s fumble. That fumble changed the complexity of the game and the eventual outcome…and yes Dez caught the ball!!!

Out with the old and in with the new, Darren McFadden.

Just hours after Demarco Murray decided to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles,the Dallas Cowboys front office sought out Darren McFadden. He was signed to a 2 year contract worth up to $5.8 million dollars with a guaranteed $200,000 signing bonus. Up until that point,  Jtracker48 and the legions of Dallas Cowboys fans hadn’t heard too much of the University of Arkansas superstar running back. He was just another highly skilled collegiate football player with so much potential. He was drafted 4th overall by the Oakland Raiders but after years of so many ups and downs,well mostly downs, the team decided to release him.

I believe Darren McFadden will do great things for the Dallas Cowboys. He will have a much better offensive line to open bigger running lanes, much better receivers to keep the defenders in check, and a much better quarterback to make key decisions before the snap.If he isn’t as good as we need him to be the Cowboys can simply give him his walking papers and pull that roster spot out from under him and give it to someone more deserving.

Stephen Jones appears to be in full control of personnel decisions. I think the era of Jerry Jones making all sorts of crazy hires is over.

In Stephen Jones I trust.

LION PRIDE FROM THE LANDS OF DETROIT LOSES PLAYOFF RUN TO THE COWBOYS 20-24

The wondering Lions traveled south to the lands of Arlington Texas, home to the Dallas Cowboys. Their game plan to knock off the Cowboys from their high horse had already been studied and implemented. What was needed to accomplish this feat was easier said than done.

The Lions in the first half were unstoppable; they were well prepared and well equipped to overrun the Cowboys and to continue their own NFC playoff quest. What the Lions brain trust hadn’t prepared for was for something unexpected, something you couldn’t plan against; a new Cowboys attitude.

This philosophy when believed could turn the entire franchise around and now it had taken hold. It permeated the halls of AT&T Stadium and was believed by all that heard it. In the simplest of geeky ways, Jason Garrett had been saying it over and over, “Be your best, not try your best”. “Be your best, not try your best” finally it was accepted.

During the half time break the Dallas Cowboys learned that in the throes of defeat the real character of its players would reveal itself.

Once the second half of the game started the confident Lions thought they could continue to have their way with them Boys’. But it was obvious to the 91,410 in attendance that the Dallas Cowboys came out with a new attitude and from that point on they were going to play better, smarter, and with higher intensity.

In the second half the Detroit Lions were held for only 3 points. While the Dallas Cowboys scored three times for 17. The Dallas defense forced 3 Lions turnovers and flat out beat them in every down there after.

Tony Romo was clutch throughout the game especially in the last minutes. He was superb throwing to Witten, Beasley, Bryant, Murray, and two touchdown Williams. I’m sure with this type performance lots of Romo haters were disappointed they couldn’t talk crap about him.

Demarcus Lawrence was a goat in the final minutes of the game by picking up a fumble only to give it right back. However, he shook that mistake off and continued to play, because that’s what he was suppose to do. Seconds later the awesome trifecta happened, he sacked the quarterback, stripped the ball, and recovered the fumble all on the same play, oh redemption!

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We, at jtracker48.com would like to thank the Detroit Lions because without their support the Dallas Cowboys wouldn’t have won.

On a personal note: This goes to all those fair weather Cowboys fans out there. Look beyond the past, it’s time to be united with all of us and refocus your effort and energy against our opponents.

THIS IS PLAYOFF FOOTBALL BABY, our next victory will come in Lambo Field against those cheesy yellow helmet heads and that guy. You know, the double check guy. The one that’s going to get “X”ed out next Sunday afternoon!

Jtracker48 predicts a Cowboys win 35-24

JTRACKER48 COMPASS AWARD is awarded to the entire organization for believing in themselves and proving that they will not stop fighting until the final whistle of the game has blown.

Stand, Engage, Adjust, and Celebrate baby!

Cowboys dominated the Redskins 44-17 and now are ready to compete in the playoffs

Beating the Redskins 44-17 showed the National Football League, fans, players and TV personalities that the 2014 Dallas Cowboys were for real.  They are no longer push-overs and can travel to any opponent’s house and come out with a win. Hell they proved it 8 times this year and tied for the best record in the NFL 12-4.

We are now in the Playoffs and apparently, the Dallas Cowboys are being disrespected again. The TV talking heads have made the Boys’ the underdogs of the NFC. Only one better than the Panthers, how pathetic is that!

The fact of the matter is the Cowboys are playing lights out football and this December was one to remember. Tony’s December demons were sent to hell and the 4-0 Angelic numbers appeared in their place. But it didn’t stop there, several players broke long standing records. Six players were selected to the Pro Bowl and one is in the discussion for MVP for 2014.

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For more than a week on Facebook and Tweeter, ‘Tony Romo for MVP’ was our battle cry. The posts, tweets and re-tweets on behalf of Romo for MVP was so much that it was trending on TWEETER.

Romo played through severe pain, broken ribs,  broken transverse process bones, and surgeries. Even with all those difficulties he has the best QB Passer Rating, best Total QBR, best yards/attempts, best completion percentage, best record 12-3 as a starting QB, got Jerry Jones his NFC East title, and directed the Boys’ to playoff spot. Lead the Jews to the promise land, parted the red sea, spoke to God himself, oh wow guess I got a little carried away…

What’s the problem? The MVP should be awarded to Tony Romo’s period end of story. I believe J.J. Watt—should also be considered for MVP but only second to Tony Romo.

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Anyway, I’ve got to go because family members from out of town are arriving and I have to cook fried redfish and some other fixings.

I would like to thank each of you that viewed, read, and commented on this blog. I really appreciate it and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

My prayer is that you have a Great New Year and that all the desires of your heart be granted.

JD’Lion

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?