New Orleans 42, Dallas 17: Anyone Care for a Game Summary?
I try my best not to use profanity here, but there are plenty of words that apply very nicely. Use your imagination.
Dallas was outcoached. The Cowboys’ defense has apparently been exposed. Tony Romo’s stats have fallen back to earth. Atlanta is going to win next Saturday night unless this team gets its head screwed on straight. Let’s see how this Cowboys team stacked up vs. New Orleans:
Drew Brees looked heads and shoulders better than Tony Romo. Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush made Julius Jones and Marion Barber look pathetic, save one long run at the beginning of the game. Terrell Owens was outplayed by Devery Henderson, Marcus Colston, …. and Mike Karney? More dropped passes, more pressure on Romo, and Romo looks pretty human. In his past two games, Romo is 36 of 67 for 506 yards, 1 TD, and 4 Int. That’s a 58.4 passer rating.
The only thing that stopped the Saints was their decision to kneel down with more than two minutes left in the game after the Cowboys had laid down and let McAllister walk down into the red zone.
Let me say this: Mike Zimmer is not an elite defensive coordinator. I have no confidence that Dallas will– on a week-to-week basis– put together a game plan that will stifle an opponent. It’s either that, or this team does not have the talent that many thought. What the Giants were able to do on their last drive last week– you know, the one where the Cowboys’ defense could have ended it– New Orleans did all game. 536 total yards for the Saints.