Sunday, September 21, 2008

Not to rub it in, but...

Final Score:

Dallas Cowboys 27
Green Bay Packers 16

From the Dallas Morning News Dallas Cowboys blog:

I'll admit that I'm absolutely stunned to be writing a wrap-up post with more than eight minutes remaining in the game.

I expected the Packers to squeak out a win in a down-to-the-wire shootout. But the Cowboys have delivered a good, old-fashioned butt kickin' to eliminate any doubt that they're the team to beat in the NFC.

The fact that it has happened on a night that Tony Romo and T.O. looked like mere mortals makes it even more impressive.

My take: I think the Packers played too conservatively. Perhaps McCarthy was lulled by the early field goals. But the Dallas Cowboys secondary has been suspect at crucial times for the last two years, and they even showed some weakness tonight. For some reason the Packers did not take advantage.

Perhaps the Packers are not as confident in Rodgers as they claim. Perhaps he really doesn't have the big gun arm. But that secondary was begging to be tested, and nobody came.

The Packers were effective in shutting down T.O., but the Cowboys have just too many offensive weapons to be contained. You gotta beat them on the scoreboard.

Dallas finally wins at Lambeau Field, and it took a Wisconsin boy to do it.