Monday, September 8, 2008

Dallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns, Week One

Ok, so week one is in the books and the Cowboys gained 487 yards against a suspect Cleveland defense. Besides one series in the game, Tony Romo seemed to have forever and a day to deliver the ball to anyone he wanted. Marion Barber got into the secondary with ease and so did Felix Jones, who scored a touchdown on his first NFL carry. Only an injury to Barber marred this victory.

The defense played exceptionally well, allowing only ten points to high octane offense that scored a lot of points last season. It might have something to do with Derek Anderson and Braylon Edwards being a little rusty as they didn't seem like they were on the same page all day. However, they were able to shut down Jamal Lewis for most of the day and Kellen Winslow seemed to disappear as the day went along.

The Cowboys offensive line still commits way too many penalties, but it didn't seem to matter on Sunday. But I would like for that to eventually fade out this season because we won't be able to overcome 1st and 30's too often in the playoffs. Overall, a very good start to the season.

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