Brandt: Cowboys Already Looking Super

Here is a segment of an article appearing on NFL.com today, and I’d love to hear thoughts on this because I for one disagree completely:

It’s only June, but Cowboys have the look of a champion

Fans and media members alike have wondered why Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have not made many roster moves this offseason. After watching this team go through its recent organized team activities, I now understand.

The bottom line is that this is a very good football team. I have been to five of the Cowboys’ recent OTAs, and what I’ve seen is a very cohesive unit. Nobody is grumbling about contract issues. Nobody is complaining about being worked too hard. There are 20 starters back from a team that went 11-5 and won the NFC East last season. Wade Phillips, entering his fourth season as head coach, has lost 30 pounds – he looks like a different guy out there and you can see his enthusiasm.

After working with different coaches through his first four seasons, quarterback Tony Romo is heading into his fourth season with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. And the comfort level can be seen on the practice field. There are some thin spots – the offensive line in particular cannot afford to suffer any major injuries – but they also have excellent depth at some positions, running back and receiver to name a couple. If third-year back Felix Jones stays healthy, he could have a big year.

Bottom line: This team has the look of a serious Super Bowl contender.

If cohesion and fluidity on the Cowboys offense is all the article attempted to say, I would begrudgingly have to agree. But Brandt said: “Super”, “Champion”, and “Super Bowl Contender”…..  that won’t fly here.

Happens every year with the Dallas predictions, doesn’t it?  Sooner and sooner each year after they epically fail !

Here is what I predict — the Redskins come out on Sunday Night Football, September 12 — first game of the season…..and blow away the Cowboys offensively and defensively the entire first half of the first game. The defense lets Romo and crew get close in the second half, but Donovan McNabb is able to put together a 4th quarter game sealing drive ending with the final touchdown of the game, and there is the nail in the coffin in the Cowboys great start to a 2010 championship.

I seriously believe it will be the Redskins, Giants, and Cowboys all battling for control of the NFC East this year. There will not be any serious front runners. The only team in the division that I think will be definitely on the bottom however are the birds.

That much we ALL agree on.


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8 Responses to “Brandt: Cowboys Already Looking Super”

  1. The Guru says:

    Why the hate? You sound suspciously like somebody who’s lost a bunch of pre-season Super Bowl bets on the Cowboys or something. I’ll grant you they’ve under-achieved for quite a while, but the biggest issue they have this year is a horrific schedule. But the Deadskins? Trust The Guru, Donovan McNabb cannot throw AND catch the ball, and the Cowboys will win and cover. Write it down.

  2. Chris says:

    Well said mr Guru! The author obviously has beef with cowboys. The boys face a tough schedule this year, but so does the rest of the division. Here to hoping Brett continues to mow grass, and like always, Mcnabb will be running for his life come September 12th……..cow win that game 31 – 17.

  3. vinny says:

    Spoken like a true deadskin fan. Let’s be serious here the redskins are at the bottom with cowboys and giants fighting for the top spot. Did you see what the the cowboys did to Donovan last time out. Jerry will get the last laugh as his boys host a superbow.

  4. what says:

    Why even write a blog post when u clearly only know as much as a 12yr old about football?

  5. David H says:

    Okaaay, how did Donovan handle the Cowboys the last two weeks in a row? You seriously don’t think when Donovan shows up the FIRST week, FIRST GAME with a brand-new team that he isn’t going to be looking over at Spears, Ratliff, Ware, AND Spencer and thinking “uh-oh, here we go AGAIN…God help me!”

  6. John Carpenter says:

    What possibly could Gil Brandt know that Andrew Ilnicki doesn’t?

    After all, the only thing on Brandt’s resume is that with Tex Shramm and Tom Landry he built the Cowboys into what might be a team in the top-five of all American sports franchises.

    How times have changed. Now it’s the bloggers that are the voices of authority.

    Priceless.

  7. Andrew Ilnicki says:

    here’s one thing that I know that every professional analyst who touts the Cowboys each and every summer as the top Superbowl contender in the NFC seems not to have learned…. the Cowboys haven’t delivered on their promise in almost 15 years. you can’t deny that every single year, the Cowboys go into the preseason with all kinds of espn buzz, high expectations, and overall a general sense of pundit praise — and yet they fail to deliver in the end. one of the most talented teams in the NFC and they can’t buy a win come December. if you’re a Dallas fan, how are you not as sick about this as the rest of us that follow the NFC East?

  8. John Carpenter says:

    First I can deny and will prove that your contention that Dallas has been considered a contender “each and every summer as the top Superbowl contender” is farcical.

    You don’t even do your homework.

    No one was picking Dallas for the Super Bowl after Barry Switzer resigned in 1998 after they finished 6-10 to be replaced by Chan Gaily, or in 2000 after they went 8-8. Nor were they touted for the Super Bowl during the three consecutive 5-11 years when Dave Campo was coach, in Bill Parcells first two years, or Wade Philips first year as head coach in 2007.

    So for those of you keeping score at home–which you are–since Barry Switzer resigned in 1999 (three years after Dallas last Super bowl win), 11 seasons have come and gone and in eight of those years Dallas was not touted by anything close to a plurality of pundits as a SuperBowl team.

    I would say “nice try”for an attempt at revisionist history but it doesn’t even pass the laugh test; it merely reflects a comprehensive ignorance about the way the Dallas media, Cowboy fans, and the NFL media in general perceived the Dallas Cowboys for almost a decade after a humiliating loss at home against the underdog Cardinals in 1998.

    Finally, why would any even remotely psychologically healthy human being, Cowboy fan or not, be “sick” because a team hasn’t played up to your delusional recollections?

    Rational human beings get “sick” after a divorce, discovering a child has a drug problem, or they find themselves out of work and applying for food stamps after 20 years on the job.

    Getting “sick” about the soap opera of the NFC East?

    You have wayyyyy to much time on your hands.