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I realize that it’s still only training camp, but we’ve got some problems. The Cowboys lost TE John Phillips (no relation to Wade) for the year due to a ruptured ACL in his right knee in the second quarter of the Hall of Fame game against the Bungles. Then, in practice, Marc Colombo sprained his MCL, and a few days later Kyle Kosier sprained his MCL, and both guys are out for the rest of preseason and may miss a few regular season games as well. That, on top of the usual banged up walking wounded that the entire team suffers, severely limits the offensive line’s ability to protect Tony Romo – the heart and soul of this team. The Cowboys can win with a backup at any and all positions on the field except quarterback.

So far, the Cowboys have been picking up right where they left off last season; they can’t score in the red zone. The Cowboys were third in total offense last year (yards from scrimmage) but only 14th in scoring. On the other side of the ball, the total defense ranked 9th, but were third in points allowed. If the Cowboys can step it up and SCORE, and be the #3 team in the league in both points scored and fewest points allowed, then that’s a difficult combination to beat. Right now, in the two preseason games we’ve seen against Cincinnati and Oakland, Tony Romo & Co. drive the ball very well in between the twenties, and then out comes the field goal unit. It’s like seeing her from across the bar, buying her a few drinks, chatting her up for a few hours, getting her back to your place, and then you pass out. You’ve got a good game, but you never score. Let’s see how the ‘Boys do against San Diego Sat. night. I think we’ll be fine as long as Tony stays healthy.

NFL News: We were all shocked that Brett Favre came back to play another season, right? Like I said before, he doesn’t like training camp, but he does like playing football for 13 million dollars a season.

Darrelle Revis, on the other hand, may not play at all this year, much to the dismay of Jets fans. (Sorry RB)

The play of the week goes to She-li Manning, as he changes the play in his head and doesn’t tell any of his teammates, collides with running back Brandon Jacobs in the backfield dislodging his helmet, then gets jacked in between the shoulder blades by speed rusher Calvin Pace, whiplashing his helmet completely off his head while fumbling, as he is driven face-first into the safety Jim Leonhard, cutting his forehead, leaving him in a heap on the turf with a face full of blood. It was a thing of beauty. It was like Mr. Bill plays football: Ohh Noo! I changed the play! Ohh Noo! I ran into my own guy! Ohh noo! Oooommph, Smash, mummph, urrgh. Ohh Noo! I’m bleeding!

Go to http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Eli-Manning-takes-12-stitches-and-blame-for-gett?urn=nfl-263000 for the video. It’s priceless.

Regarding the last post: you can find the reference about the Jack Russell terrier at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1300339/Dog-saves-drunk-owners-life-chewing-infected-big-toe-html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Go Cowboys!

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After having presented himself as a rookie WR Diva by refusing to play along with the NFL tradition of rookies carrying the pads of the veterans, Dez Bryant suffered a high ankle sprain at the end of practice last Friday. Was it just a freak accident when backup QB Jon “Psycho boy” Kitna threw a deep ball behind Dez, who then got tangled up with CB Orlando Scandrick, twisting Dez’s ankle like a corkscrew? (Kinda like opening a beer bottle with a torque wrench) Or was it the Universe making a hot dog cool off a little bit? In either case, Dez is now sidelined for the proverbial 4-6 weeks, effectively ending his training camp and slowing his development as an impact player. It will probably be mid-October before Dez sees significant playing time.

There will always be bumps and bruises and setbacks during training camp; that’s expected. There’s just been too much hype surrounding Dez to not think that this type of injury was not ‘meant to be’. Like the ghost of Tom Landry simply had to knock this kid down a few notches, just to let him know that, in the future, nothing is to be taken for granted.

DFN Report: And speaking of taking things for granted, has anyone noticed that Brett Favre doesn’t like training camp? Duh. Of course he’s going to play this year. He’s Brett Frickin’ Favre! He’s not even holding out for more money. He’s holding himself out of training camp because he’s old and doesn’t want to do it. Can’t all the people at ESPN grasp this concept? I guess it makes for good TV drama and air-time filler on otherwise slow news days. Get over it. He’s going to play. Move on.

Next up, Darrelle Revis, CB Jets. This guy is holding out for more money, violating his current contract… which he held out for three years ago! Dude, make up your mind! Right now, Revis is holding the Jets hostage so that he can be paid more than any other cornerback in the league, if not any other defensive player in the league. What do you bet, once this contract impasse is finally settled, that Revis gets injured just like Dez? Karma has a way of biting you in the ass, much like a Jack Russell terrier chewing off your infected diabetic toe.

The pre-season gets underway this Sunday night with the Cowboys playing in the Hall of Fame game against the Cincinnati Tiger-pussies. Cincy now has 6 ex-Cowboys on their roster, including new addition T.O. Look for Tony Romo and Co. to only play a series or two, and then the rest of the game will be all backups. No use in predicting a score; it’s only pre-season.

I’ll have my annual predictions for the season later in training camp, where, as usual, I’ll have the Cowboys winning the Super Bowl.

I know you’re all shocked.

Go Cowboys!