Sunday, September 07, 2008
Cowboys - Browns post mortem
It's over enough (1:15 left in the 4th) to jot down some thoughts:
- The only complaint to be found with the offense is penalties. There were a few big, costly ones. Holding, false starts, offensive pass interference (which seemed a bit of a reach to me); a few of these really could have hurt if it were closer.
- Romo looked great, but I have to say I didn't see the elusive gunslinger we saw last year. That's probably a good thing, but he didn't do much to get away from the little pressure Cleveland was able to muster.
- O line looks pretty good. They need to cut down on the penalties, but they manhandled Cleveland's defense for most of the game.
- Receivers and backs looked great. Hard to find anything to single out for complaints. Felix Jones is one fast dude.
- Defense looked solid, with the exception of some breakdowns in the secondary. You have to think that gets a lot better when Newman is back.
- Hats off to the coaches. This team was READY.
- Of course, a lot of this may have to do with Cleveland's state of suck. We'll know more next week after Philadelphia, although it's tough to say what Philadelphia really has. Yeah, they killed St. Louis, but the FFL Mini-Eagles probably could do that.
Great way to start the season. One down, eighteen more to go, right?