Welcome to another Sunday Night Football game, this time featuring the Dallas Cowboys versus the Denver Broncos. Wait, what’s that you say? The Broncos aren’t playing? Oh, my bad. Must be a bad habit I developed with every primetime game featuring the Broncos. Regardless, a special shoutout should go to Drew Brees for making this not a game of Brandon Weeden going against Luke McCown. If the Blake Bortles and Matt Hasselback game earlier today was any king of indication, I probably would have been seduced by the sweet escape of seppuku by half-time. Sure, Brandon Weeden is still part of the equation, but it could have been so much worse. So much. And Brees return couldn’t come back any sooner, with the Saints already 0-3 and Atlanta (and Carolina) winning earlier in the day almost guarantees that there won’t be sub-.500 playoff team to allow their mediocrity and slow start to be bailed out. I say “almost” because this is the NFC South and I wouldn’t actually be surprised if the Falcons finished first in the division going 4-12. On the flipside, the Cowboys are trying to hold on until Dez Bryant and Tony Romo return, by Week 7 and Week 11, respectively, if things go right. However, based on how their season has gone thus far, I’d add about 15 more weeks to those projections…
By the Numbers
9 – Brandon Weeden has lost his last nine games.
25 – The Cowboys have only three passing-plays of 25-yards or more.
Take one sip of beer if…
The camera shows Tony Romo sitting on the bench causally watching the jumbotron.
You see the jumbotron.
NBC shows a promo for Blindside or Heroes.
You see Sean Payton’s lemon face. (See above for example.)
Jason Garrett calls a dumb toss, reverse, or draw on a 3rd-and-five or more.
Take one shot of liquor if…
Jerry Jones is seen in the booth with a surly look.
Katrina or Bountygate is mentioned.
There’s a crowd shot with fan holding a “Who Dat” sign.
Totally Legitimate Game Prediction
Cowboys – Hahah.