Friday, August 21, 2009

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Dallas Cowboys

We wrap up the NFC East with a look at the Dallas Cowboys. Personally, I've been waiting to let my thoughts out on my namesake.

This season is indeed now or never for Tony Romo. Gone are the distractions of Terrell Owens and Pacman Jones. Romo is the star of the show in Dallas.

If he wants to be listed among the great Cowboys quarterbacks like Meredith, Staubach and Aikman, he needs to get to the playoffs and win this season.

Common sense says that Romo should be the leader of this team. However, in some ways, it doesn't feel like Romo is leading this team. The biggest issue last season for the Cowboys was there was nobody stepping up to be the leader of this team.

Leaders make the difference between an adequate team and a playoff winning team. If nobody steps up and takes charge, the Cowboys won't win then. This year we will indeed see who steps up and who doesn't.

Time for those burnin' yearbook style questions:

Most Offensive Player: Marion Barber
Most Defensive Player: DeMarcus Ware
Best New Guy: Jason Williams LB
Coolest Twitter Page: Martellus Bennett
Team Song: Texas Flood- Stevie Ray Vaughn
Coolest Names (Top 3): Flozell Adams, Gerald Sensabaugh, Igor Olshansky
Most Likely to Succeed: DeMarcus Ware
In 2009, the Cowboys will go: 7-9

That's all for this week. Next week, we'll focus on the NFC West.

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