Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How 'bout them Cowboys?

You have to say this about the Cowboys -- even when they're struggling, they remain in the spotlight. In the last 48 hours:

(1) Their premier QB breaks a pinkie
(2) Their pro bowl punter fractures his foot on a play that costs his team the game
(3) Their notoriously-troubled CB is indefinitely suspended
(4) Their emerging rookie RB hurts his hamstring
(5) They trade for their second underachieving Roy Williams.

Things are never quiet at Valley Ranch!


ThadisRad said...

And to the dudes who took delight in Tom Brady's injury, I hope the karmic injury to the NFL's second prettiest quarterback is just the start of the Cowboys' implosion.

The Franchise said...

I take it Head Dude doesn't like the Roy Williams trade... but I love it. He's more talented than any other WR already on the roster not named T.O. and young enough that playing on a team other than the Lions may help him reach his potential. He's also smart enough to allow T.O. to have the spotlight for now.

Yes the 'Boys gave up next year's first rounder, but unless the team completely goes in the tank now that Romo is hurt (which is possible, granted) they weren't finding a WR as talented as Williams with that pick anyway.

The Franchise said...

Actually, the more I think about it, the less I agree that the new Roy Williams deserves to be called underachieving. He caught eight touchdowns each of his first two years in the league. Then in 2006, he had 80-plus catches and 1300-plus yards - numbers that Crayton, Austin, Hurd, etc. will never even combine to have.

His numbers weren't great last season, but he was hurt for a good chunk of the year. And he wasn't tearing it up so far in 2008, but in case you didn't notice, the Lions have made extensive use of Dan Orlovsky.