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 1.5

This sports rant is dedicated to the fans of the Missouri Tigers football team and St. Louis Rams fans…

(Clears throat)

HERE WE GO!

  1. If the Tigers continue to play like they did against Georgia, Gary Pinkel should resign at season’s end…atrocious.
  2. Gary Pinkel is going to get James Franklin killed against SEC opponents with his “play-calling.” Ever figured why Kevin Slaten can’t stand you. He is going to have a field day on his radio show tomorrow. In the words of Bart Scott, “CAN’T WAIT!”
  3. Speaking of James Franklin, he and his center need to be on one accord and stop playing the game like he has a Nerf football in his hands. What the hell? You playing with the big boys. Leave that Big 12 crap alone.
  4. Again to Mr. Franklin…do you remember who you are playing for? You play for the Tigers, not the Bulldogs. I couldn’t believe you let Mr. Jones of Georgia do you in the butt like he did Saturday night. My favorite play of yours, the INT you threw dead to him. Brilliant. Just freaking brilliant. You might as well stayed in the Big 12 with that disgrace.
  5. Back to you, Mr. Pinkel…how in the blue hell do you do to make a call such as a fake punt run on 4th and 11 in your own territory? Who are you? Did you forget that you are playing with the best conference in college football? Trickery doesn’t usually work well on an SEC opponent. SO DON’T TRY IT THERE! Good luck against South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Alabama…they are licking their chops waiting on your team. You are about to be SEC dog meat!
  6. Moving on to the Rams fans…I know that you have suffered long enough, a 2-14 season spoke volumes. You might have said, “I don’t care about the Rams this year” OR “this could be something different.” It is different.
  7. Even though it was a loss, it brought promise. The team did get 3 INTs on QB Matthew Stafford…but it went downhill in the 2nd half and the Lions beat you are on a 4th quarter drive.
  8. Rams offense…you need help desperately!
  9. Jeff Fisher, you need to teach that team how to close out a game or you be just like Steve Spagnuolo was last season…out of a job.
  10. RGIII comes to St. Louis next week…find a way to stop him. He’s a winner and he could beat the sleeves of a team if not careful. Choose wisely who will knock off this high profile rookie.

MORE RANTING TO COME! REPLACEMENT REFS ALREADY IRK ME AND ROOKIE QBs DEBUT…NEXT TIME!

GOOD DAY ALL!

A-TRAIN