Monday, January 16, 2017

How 'bout dem Cowboys!

I know this is going to make me appear incredibly small, but "How 'bout dem Cowboys!"

There is a proud tradition among Eagles fans.

We root for the Birds - and whoever is playing the Cowboys.

Dallas, led by two rookies - QB Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott - rolled to a 13-3 regular season record.

But they were one and done in the playoffs, falling Sunday in the divisional game in a classic to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, 34-31.

Rodgers connected on an other worldly 36 yard pass to Jared Cook along the sidelines with seconds remaining. Somehow, Cooke managed to drag his feet inbounds while hauling in a perfect pass from Rodgers.

That put the Packers in field goal range, and Mason Crosby did not miss, even though he had to actually kick it twice when the Cowboys called time out to freeze him just before the initial snap.

There was only one thing missing from this glorious scene.

I wanted to see Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones' face as that fall sailed through the uprights. Unfortunately, the Fox TV crew failed to deliver the good, although they did have a shot seconds earlier when the Cowboys kicked a field goal to tie the game.

Yes, I know it seems petty, especially given the year the Cowboys had, as opposed to the Birds. Hey, I'll take my satisfaction where I can get it in the NFL these days.

Speaking of satisfaction, did someone say that Andy Reid was out of timeouts at the end of the Chiefs' excruciating 18-16 loss to the Steelers.

Yeah, some things don't change.

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