As YouPlusDallas’ new sports blogger, I figure that a how bout’ them Cowboys? (trust me, I used my best Texan accent), is a good way to kick things off. I know the ‘Boys have caused people to grow a lot of unwanted white hairs this season, but Saturday night’s romp 31-15 over Tampa Bay proved to be a good bounce back game after last week’s inexcusable loss to the Giants. Yes people, I am aware that the Buccaneers made things just a tad interesting outscoring Dallas 15-3 in the second half, but their was no way the Cowboys were losing this one, plus it’s time to smile! The Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East now and they looked pretty darn good in the first half.
Tony Romo absolutely tore apart the Buccaneers defense, throwing three touchdowns to three different receivers en-route to a 28-0 halftime lead. Miles Austin scored for the second week in a row after recovering from a hamstring injury. Austin has been battling hamstring problems all season, but it looks like he’s healthy enough to give Dallas that little push they need to win the division and maybe even make a nice little run in the playoffs. The emergence of Laurent Robinson as a redzone threat and very nice No. 3 option will also help. And let’s hear it for Felix Jones! It’s funny how when players get benched, they realize it’s time shift gears, and that’s exactly what Jones has done. Jones never really took back his starting spot after DeMarco Murray broke out, but he got his chance last night and put up over 100 yards rushing for the second week in a row. With Murray out for the rest of the season, it’s time to trust Felix…… or hope Sammy Morris has found the fountain of youth. (more…)