Thursday, October 11, 2007
Duel in Dallas -- Overhyped?
Though we all have rooting interests in this one, can we all agree that something about the media coverage for Sunday's game feels a tad bit over the top? The whole "Duel in Dallas" moniker seems to be universally in place, whereas if any of a number of plays had gone wrong in the last two minutes this past Monday, all of this would have been for naught. I recognize that this is only the fifth time 5-0 teams have ever met, and I recognize that the game pits the best team of this decade against what many consider the most glamorous NFL franchise, but maybe it's the part of me still not entirely sold on how good the Cowboys are and the acknowledgment that this is a nice game for the Patriots, but they'll probably look to the game against the Colts in a few weeks with more anticipation, when both may still be undefeated. As Troy Aikman said on his radio show this morning, interconference regular season games usually aren't as big of a deal to the players. That's not to say I'm not excited about the game, because let's face it, the Cowboys haven't had this big of a game in years, but I guess I look at it, and realize that a loss to a nonconference opponent means very little, especially in the NFC, and just figure they can lose this one, beat the Vikings next week, and head into a bye week sitting pretty at 6-1.