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What about Wade?

Well, everyone thought Wade’s future in Dallas was cemented with a solid December and a playoff victory over division rival Philadelphia.  But by completely dismantling the Cowboys,  the Vikings may have put Phillip’s future in jeopardy… again…

Even though Brett and the Vikes completely torched the pokes, they may have exposed the Eagles more than they exposed Dallas.

While the DFW folks were getting all spun up about how this team was different because they had pummeled the vaunted Eagles twice in a row and for a third time in the 2009 season, no one was going back and looking at the facts:

The only team that Philadelphia beat this season that had a winning record was the Atlanta Falcons, and that came in a game in which the Dirty Birds were without their starting quarterback, Matt Ryan.  Even though the Falcons were able to finish with a record of 9-7, which marked the first time the franchise had ever strung together back-to-back winning seasons, they failed to make the playoffs.

Point is, maybe the boys weren’t quite as good as we thought, and maybe Wade is in more trouble than we thought.

Many said that Bum’s kid needed to win at least one playoff game, and needed to be competitive in each game.  Well I don’t think Jerry will consider 34-3 competitive…

Personally, I pull for Wade because I grew up watching his dad on NFL Films productions and I loved the fact that he was more than a coach; he was a persona.

Bum was bigger than the Astrodome and he was the Oilers and no one could confuse the cowboy hat wearing coach with anyone else.  His players loved him and he came across as a real human being.

That last sentence pretty well describes his son as well, but in this day and age, it just might cost Wade his job.

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That’s all she wrote

That pic at the end of the 3rd quarter should wrap it up for the Cowboys.  Romo will ultimately shoulder the blame for this loss, but he was a victim of a bad circumstance.

The Cowboys came out hot and were able to move the ball up and down the field, but were unable to turn that movement into points.

Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young used to say that every time you kick a field goal you bring yourself that much closer to a loss.  Well if all you can do is drive down and miss field goals, you are pretty much guaranteeing your fate.

You have to finish drives in the NFL, and if you can’t, you go home.  It looks like the Cowboys will need a miracle finish to avoid going home for good.

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Wide everywhere

As much as I would love to blame our idiot kicker for that last missed kick, I am going to have to blame Jason Garret for running a misdirection pitch to Marion Barber on first and 10 after the boys had been pounding the rock between the tackles with Felix Jones and Barber on a solid drive.

The play lost seven yards and ultimately cost the Cowboys a chance to continue the drive.

That being said, Jerry has no excuse for pretending that he had no idea that our kicker, who doesn’t deserve mentioning, is no good.  He cut the guy and then watched first-hand as the guy performed so poorly that it cost him his job!

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Missed Opportunities

What a regretful first half for the Cowboys. On the first drive the boys fumbled, but they would have been in a position to go for it on fourth anyways (because we can’t kick a field goal), which wasn’t a sure thing.

The missed kick (see…) on another drive really killed any semblance of momentum. John Carney, a really reliable kicker who remains unsigned, had a good chuckle over that I’m sure…

And can anyone explain to me how Gerald Sensabaugh had no idea that he had just given up a ridiculous bomb to Sidney Rice? All he had to do was recall that he was actually involved in an NFL divisional round playoff game, turn his head around and put his hands up to knock that pass down.

At this point all we can do is hope for Favre to get over confident and make a terrible pass, or Adrian Peterson to fumble.

Long story short, we may have lost this game before we gave ourselves a chance to win it.

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