NFL Pre-Season Football -- Cowboys 24, Broncos 23: My Top 10 Observer-ations

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10. When could you tell it was preseason? Late in the first half Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow scrambled across field, broke two tackles and eventually threw a pass down to Dallas' 5. However, there were three -- count 'em three -- penalties on Denver. On the play safety Danny McCray injured his shoulder and afterward five Cowboys' players bent over sucking air.

9. As for your rookie offensive linemen, Tyron Smith got beat on a blitz to allow a sack of Jon Kitna while David Arkin opened a big hole on Felix Jones' first-quarter 18-yard run up the middle.

8. It didn't reach 100 degrees in the Metroplex yesterday, but as usual it was a comfy 74 inside Cowboys Stadium. I've been told the joint's monthly electric bill in the peak summer months can reach ... wait for it ... $500,000. Yep, per month.

7. I been touting free-agent receiver Raymond Radway since early in camp. Touchdown catch from Stephen McGee in the third quarter won't hurt his chances of sticking. At least on the practice squad. He's a better receiver right now today than Jesse Holley. But he may not be better than 6th-round draft pick Dwayne Harris, who took a simple slant and sprint-turned it into a 76-yard touchdown. Wow.

6. Props to Jason Garrett, who realizes there's no sense in playing overtime during exhibition time. Whether it worked or not, his decision to go for two with 15 seconds remaining was the right move. Bravo. Not sure if it deserved a Tiger Woods fist-pump uppercut, but it was fun. Pre-season results are meaningless, but a positive culture can be developed.

5. No way David Buehler's 42-yard field goal on Dallas' opening drive was good. Right? Looked as if it went just outside the left upright to me. Good or not, it did little to instill confidence.

4. If McGee is ever going to develop into an NFL quarterback, he's got to sense pressure and get rid of the ball on a consistent basis. Oh yeah, and throw the ball more accurately. I know he's engineered a couple of late-game heroics now, but the guy just isn't a quality quarterback. Not yet, anyway.

3. So much for Lonyae Miller's sparkling camp. The running back hit of San Antonio flopped in Arlington, managing only 11 yards on nine carries.

2. If you go to Cowboys Stadium and it seems, well, incomplete, that's because still -- in its third football season -- the stadium is void of the team's five Super Bowl banners. They hung from the rafters in Texas Stadium, but are these days merely packed away in storage, awaiting a Cowboys Stadium museum that may or may not be built. Sad.

1. Wanted to see something different from new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and it didn't take long. On Denver's first possession the Cowboys rushed three linemen and three linebackers -- none of which started the play with a hand on the ground. Of course then Kyle Orton completed a 29-yard pass to Eric Decker in front of safety Gerald Sensabaugh and it was all-too-familiar 2010 once again.

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Scott
Scott

1) The opening "Disturbed" song was screwed up and played forever with no-one entering the field. It sent a bad tone right there for the season2) The Big Screen went black for about 5 minutes  3) The speakers had a hiss and crackling sound in them.

With all that, I'm starting to feel a little uneasy about this year and my preseason 13-3 prediction.

I didn't get to see it, but was the Eagles entering the field ceremony flawless??

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I approve of the immediate derailment of this thread.

I also still want to know why they would carry 5 running backs on the regular season roster. And I want to know when Whitt will do a post without using his passive-aggressive "Right?" crutch.

The game was boring after the 1st quarter, and I can't stand the fact the Cowboys produce the broadcast. It's nothing but an infomercial. Spagnola sucks.

Rheams of Paper
Rheams of Paper

Anyone know where I can get some printing done. I need a banner too, same day preferably...thanks

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Everybody (but Marc with a C and John) don't talk to John, he's a mark/patsy/fail fan/fake lawyer/RW...let him alone, and he'll wander off like they all do.  Marc with a C he may have some paper, mail needs..hook em up.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

#5 RW, thanks for reading TnC and My tweets..TnC, I called it brutha!#1 RW, Cowboy blowhard that you are, I'd figure you'd recognize the feared Tom Landry Flex (learned that from listening to the Musers this morn) when you saw it..You were probably too busy trying to mack on Slackjawed Sybil.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Is my out of office still on?!?  Bwahahahaha!!!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Well Ill give you props for not throwing out the cheerleaders are still hot observer-ation, although you did tweet it.

And Mr Mcray's shoulder was the one in disarray after that middle school looking play at the end of the half.  Didnt watch much of the game though, Big Brother was more interesting than listening to that abortion of a broadcast and wtf was up with the cbs score and time bar, that thing was almost impossible to read or figure out what the fuck was going on

Storm_71
Storm_71

The Musers said the first play the Cowboys ran on defense was a nod to Tom Landrys flex defense. Hence the #54 in the middle. It was Ryans idea. Would not expect you to know something like that................ they (The Ticket) can do what you do but you by no means can you do what they do.

Steve
Steve

Agreed. Spag does suck. 

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Yeah, these types of forum suck. I second a motion for a lock.Who carries 5 running backs? The Cowboys? Methinks they'd go w/out a fullback and use Phillips when they need one.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

There's somebody around here that could help...hmmm...can't think of his name right now. Marc with a C, at Johnson Printing, Male..and umm..I meant Mail..at Johnson printing we print really hard..and mail stuff even harder..

Reams of Paper
Reams of Paper

Well fuck me, I Can't even spell my own fucking name right

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

You sure like typing my name sir...Should I be worried? LOL

John
John

Thanks for the advice.  I'll be here every day if you think I'm gonna wander off. Get use to it.

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

Me and the wife picked BB over pre-season football too. It's going to be interesting now that Brenden is back.

John
John

The Ticket sucks dude

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

That's ok lil buddy, we knew what the what..POW! Cal Johnson Printing for all your paper and paper realated product needs (972) WE-SELL-PAPER, ask for Marc with a C..

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

yeah the girls fucked up by not voting out Rachel, now they are double effed with Brenden back, the olds have the power again

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Josh and Elf need a coffee refill.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Do I need to go down the list of who's who and where from? There are more people from the Ticket on those stations than not. You're Dallas born and raised, you should know that already.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Well John congrats looks like your one of the Fails 17 listeners.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

damn john, you are bringing the heat, anything other than the ticket huh?  Thats some deep thought shit right there,  Are you the John who got his ass hung up on after 2.5 hours of your stupid ass waiting on hold?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

so let me ask you what is good radio, and please dont say anything on the Fan

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I'm with you, Fan #1 forever!!!!!! Who's your favorite FANner?

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

D&M are radio gold...Norm's a stat machine but belabors every point he makes...Bad Radio is what it is...Hardline sucks...

That's my take...Hope it didn't suck...

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

ang you are a fucking moron...move along

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Part of your shameless new marketing campaign, No?  Let me know how much your sales increase, I may have to try it..

The mailing and fulfillment are value adds to our clients, ..damn..wow..Methinks you have more than a bit of Chris Chris in ya..Party on Garth!

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

Thanks for the shameless plug, sir...

We dont sell paper though. We are a full service printing company. The mailing and fulfillment are value adds to our clients.

Why am I even doing this?!?!? LOLLOL

Steve
Steve

I've read your posts.  They are not funny.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

I don't drive a Corolla.... Bwahahahaha!!!

John
John

The cheapest there is.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I'm getting ass from you and we just met? You're a cheap date.

John
John

Oh I'm sorry, you said ALL the other players, and I just knew that wasnt true since I'd heard hosts mention them coming here straight from another market.  Just because I was raised in Dallas doesn't mean I've lived here all my adult life. It is possible I missed some of your precious Ticket players' time on the air, ass.

John
John

What's the Fail?

John
John

Ohhhh shit!  Someone with a brain makes a comment other than the Mayor of Meh.  

Rooster
Rooster

The Ticket is a shadow of its former self.  The Courage Boys are still greatness - men among radio boys, but the rest of the shows are mehville and aren't any better than what the Fan et al is bringing.  The Hardline was once greatness, but has become an icepick to the forehead.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

I cant stand Corby & Danny but that was classic......

John
John

Can't say that I am that John.  I haven't called a radio show since Irvin was on the air a few years back.  And that radio was just as terrible and its why i called.  

John
John

Not a fan of Mike and Mike or Cowherd, but i'll listen if it's a decent topic. I'm pretty sure there are Fan hosts who never worked for the Ticket.  I've heard a couple of em say they're new to the market. Listening to sports radio is surprisingly easy since I'm not married to listening to one station.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I guess the only thing you like on ESPN and the Fan is Mike & Mike, Collin Cowherd, and Grandpa Urine. All the other players on ESPN and the Fan came from the Ticket and try to use that same formula. Listening to sports radio must be really hard for you.

John
John

Anything other than what I've heard on the Ticket.  The last time I tuned in, the hosts were reading passages from books and having the other hosts attempt to guess what book it was from. I havent been back since.  That was TERRIBLE radio. 

John
John

Dallas.  Born and raised.

John
John

 No real preference.  I bounce in between the Fan and ESPN depending on topic.

Rooster
Rooster

Mayor of Meh hits the nail on the head...

John
John

An honest take that doesn't suck at all.  I dig.

John
John

How does thinking the Ticket sucks make me a fucking moron exactly? I've listened to their crappy ass programming and made the assessment that it indeed sucks. 

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