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11/21/2004

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Parcells, Please Keep Them Benched

Deep in our hearts we knew the Cowboys were probably going to lose against the Ravens on the road. Surprisingly enough though, the Cowboys played very well on defense and had the lead 3-0 at the half. Unfortunately the season's dreaded play would rear its ugly head again, the main culprit - Vinny Testaverde. Testaverde single handedly brought the Cowboys back down with his two INTS for TDs, can you play anyworse, this is just icy on the cake. Vinny has thrown a whole lot of COSTLY INTS over the last 3 games.

Bringing in Henson may have been too little too late, but you know what? Henson looked pretty good considering the circumstances - hostile environment, down 30-3, highly rated defense. Not only did Henson replace Vinny, but he was 6 for 6 with deadon accuracy, he ran for a key first down, and he threw for a TD. Its just common sense to bench your struggling QB, and added to that, Henson will earn some valuable playing time - very key for his development.

We knew the results, we knew what was going to happen, so why did Die Hard fans alike watch the game? Simple, we're all Die Hard to the bone, and we want to win, but morever, we wanted to "see" what Julius Jones would do since his injury in week 2. Julius Jones looked pretty good against the highly rated Ravens defense. In addition, we got a bonus when Drew entered the game.

Perhaps, its too early to praise these two rookies, but its better than what we've been playing with for about 9 weeks....Backups in the starting rotation. Its hard to win with backups in the starting lineup in very key positions like QB & RB.

That being said....Coach Parcells, please keep the backups Vinny and George on the bench.

11/07/2004

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Another Meltdown, Surprised?

The Cowboys struggles continue, and one staple of this struggling play is that of QB Vinny Testaverde. In the last (2) Games Vinny has thrown 6 INTS! His throws have been inconsistent, and thrown without any whip on them. I watched in agony as he threw more INTS in a game we desperately needed to win.

Fans alike have hoped that Vinny would lead the team on offense, but this simply has not manifested through the 1st half of the season. Now comes the decision that Parcells will need to make very-very soon....Is it time to work in Henson? With another convincing loss, the Cowboys drop to (3-5) on the year. With (3) games in the next 11 days, this team will face a huge challenge. If the Cowboys can sweep those game, we're sill in the hunt, if we lose all three, its over - you can turn out the lights. What's the outlook? Looking at how we have performed at home and on the road, the latter seems more realistic, unfortunately. Can we beat the Eagles, Ravens and Bears in that 11 day stretch?

Die Hards will no doubtally conitinue to support our Cowboys, we still bleed blue, but right now fans everywhere are crying blue...