Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How 'bout 'dem Cowboys

Ruben Amaro Jr. is picking through the rubble of the Phils’ ignominious exit from the NLCS and talking about whether or not the team will be able to re-sign outfielder Jayson Werth. The guess here: Werth won’t be back.

Andy Reid is sorting through the rubble of Sunday’s disastrous second half that saw the Eagles pull a classic El Foldo and go belly up against the Titans. Reid wants us to know he “saw a lot of great things” in the game. Maybe we should borrow his glasses.

So what’s a frustrated Philly fan to do? I have four words for you: How ’bout ’dem Cowboys!

Yes, that is the Cowboys sitting at the bottom of the heap in the NFC East. Last night they got spanked by the New York Giants on national TV in a Monday night clash, 41-35.

And that’s not the worst of it. In the process they may have lost quarterback Tony Romo for the season with a broken collarbone.

Dallas now sits at 1-5, their worst start in decades. Exactly one team in NFL history has started 1-5 and gone on to make the playoffs. That would be the 1970 Bengals.

Maybe even more bizarre is that the Cowboys were one of the preseason favorites to make it to the Super Bowl. Not anymore. This hardly looks like the same team that trounced the Eagles in three straight games to drive a stake through Eagles’ fans hearts at the end of last season.

Of course, there is a down side to all this. The Giants are now 5-2, a full game ahead of the Eagles and Redskins, both at 4-3. None of which is going to make the Eagles’ loss Sunday in Tennessee any less ugly. And the Eagles still have two dates with the Giants. Then again, they also have both games against the Cowboys, at least one of which likely will be without Romo at the helm.

Reid it and sweep. That would be my advice for the Eagles.

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