Dallas Should Be Super Bowl Champions

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2015 Pro Bowler Tony Romo

That title seems like a stretch, doesn’t it?

Well it shouldn’t be…at all.

As much as I dislike that team and their fans, “America’s Team” (as it was proclaimed long ago) is back in the saddle to make that championship run to sit on the NFL’s top mountain.

This team has the makings of a championship-caliber football team.

You heard that correctly. Me, the one that dislikes the Cowboys, believes this team can win it all.

It has a good (although sometimes good has been a stretch for him), a running back (who led the league in rushing and touchdowns), and a wide receiver (who is probably the best receiver in the NFL). In addition…an All-Pro tight end and by far one of the best offensive lines in not just the conference, but the entire league. Not to mention, a defense who ranked in the Top 15 in defense this season and won every road game they played in (4-4 home record during regular season) seems like a clear indicator that this team is headed back towards their “destiny for greatness.” I DON’T LIKE IT! But I have to deal with it. It’s just sports.

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NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray

Speaking of it’s just sports, this post wouldn’t have been done if it wasn’t for the “controversial” 24-20 win against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday. Lots of factors played into the game especially the poor decision making of one Jim Caldwell, who is about every bit as bad with that as Marvin Lewis is with the Bengals. Let’s not forget how Jerry Jones used his wallet to overcome that bad pass interference call. BUT when the game was on the line, Caldwell choked and his quarterback choked. That’s what makes me dislike Matthew Stafford. In games I needed him for fantasy, he choked.

Sorry, getting beside myself because the topic is about Dallas…so let me stick to the topic at hand, ok?

Dallas has a good road ahead of them, yet probably their biggest challenge will come from the NFC North champs, the Green Bay Packers. I don’t like them either. Thanks two of my family members who constantly think they are the absolute best. But hey, as a fan you’re supposed to think that way. But the Cowboys have their undefeated regular season mark to take with them on to Lambeau. If they get past Green Bay, they are going to the Super Bowl. WELL HOW IS THAT, TRAIN? THEY HAVE ANOTHER GAME LEFT AFTERWARDS. Truth. But let me help you understand because (whispers) it’s all a setup.

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“The best receiver in the NFL,” Dez Bryant

The Carolina/Seattle game will more than likely goes Seattle’s way (on paper). I understand the term “Any Given Sunday” real well yet more than likely they will be outmatched. Now if Carolina steps up from their 27-16 win against Arizona, they could put the Seahawks on the ropes. But I just don’t see that happening in this matchup. Back to why Dallas will go to the Super Bowl is this…Seattle will likely be the winner between them and Carolina which sets up a rematch back with Dallas back in Week 6, which the Cowboys won by a touchdown IN Seattle. Dallas won’t be afraid of Seattle because they believe they can be them in their own house. HOWEVER, this will be the 2nd time in Romo’s career that he will face Seattle at Qwest Field. The last time he played them (which was back in 2006), led to this, and the final was this. But THAT was a different Romo then compared to now…at least some people think that…but however, this team should not be able to disappoint. This NFL fan hopes they choke again.

But yet this 2014 edition of the Cowboys team is eerily similar to the Dallas team back in 1992. You can click this link and see what I mean.

If they get the win in Lambeau, get the people ready for a party in Glendale at Super Bowl XLIX (49) and a date with the New England Patriots and beating down Tom Brady.

Lord, I hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, I’m going to a Super Bowl party…for just the food/drink.

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THE A-TRAIN RANT 5.0!

After letting a week go by without doing my rant…I actually have one in me.

So……

  1. Shoutout to all the referees getting their jobs back and their deals were worked out. Let’s see how long it takes before fans are ready to lynch them all over again and be like…”Bring back the replacement refs.” Don’t tell that to a Packers fan though. *Smiles*
  2. Sunday was a good day for a St. Louis sports fan…Cardinals and Rams won. Any hope for the Blues though?
  3. About those Cardinals, despite the fact they won 2 out of 3 games against the Washington Nationals, I’m still ticked off about the decision made to pitch to red-hot Kurt Suzuki in the extra-inning affair of the 2nd game (Cardinals lost). Can’t do that come playoff time.
  4. Missouri beat Central Florida…big whoop. Alabama is next for them. I’ll let you figure that result.
  5. Speaking of the Rams, the defense is awesome. Amazing how, in the game against the Seahawks…defense and special teams scored all of their points. Offense scored zero. No TDs. That’s a problem and you got to lace them back up again on Thursday night against a re-surged (at least what we know of) Arizona squad (who just beat Miami in OT).
  6. The Kansas City Chiefs suck. The game against New Orleans was a fluke. Where’s Bob Fescoe (of 610 Sports Radio in KC) and his rant now? I’ll wait.
  7. NBA season is around the corner and so is NBA 2K13 (coming Oct. 2nd)
  8. (Even though I don’t like the team) Shoutout to Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds, pitching baseball’s 7th no-hitter of the season. Damn, should we check pitchers for steroids now?
  9. Hockey season here yet? Hockey fans just suck it up and watch the NBA. Sorry.
  10. Kevin Garnett needs to retire from basketball if he’s going to act like an ex-wife. “Me and Ray Allen are not speaking to each other.” What the green and orange hell?
  11. I agree with Bomani Jones, Rasheed Wallace needs to coach. He gets his head on straight (pure longshot), I think he could do an awesome job. I don’t think he needs to play anymore. If you look at ‘Sheed, he could have been a dominate force in his career. DOMINANT. Awesome shooter, good post moves, and play crazy good defense. Maybe that was just with Detroit…but he was good though.
  12. Tiger Woods was the real reason that the US lost the Ryder Cup…nobody will really say that though. But I will. Hell, I like Tiger.
  13. Somewhere a Drew Brees hater is laughing his ass off. Saints now 0-4 after losing by 1 to the Packers.
  14. The NFC West is the best division in the NFL. Take that, NFL! Since the new alignment in 2002, I think this is the 1st time that this division has all of their teams at .500 or better.
  15. Cam Newton and the Panthers defense…YOU ARE THE “N THE ZONE” IDIOTS OF THE WEEK! Cam, if you’re going to do an ATL dance…do it after the game when you win. Panthers defense…learn the prevent defense.

I’m done. Not as big as I hoped. It’s all good though.

Thanks again to Nadine Liverpool (of SportsNAYtion) for that wonderful interview. Coming up, I’ll have author Allen Schatz with and discuss some of his baseball writings. Plus, looking forward to hopefully interviewing Jay Randolph, Jr. and Sara Bruce of the St. Louis sports radio show, “The Big Phat Sports Show.”

Stay tuned.

The A-Train