Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys hands the ball off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
I'll admit, before the Miles Austin touchdown just prior the half, I was not impressed with the '09 version of the Cowboys. At all. In fact, we had started musing in the press box about the "No T.O. show". Then with one throw and some mighty fine moves from Miles Austin it all changed.
Look, the Cowboys were far from perfect in their 34-21 win over the Bucs. But what matters is that they beat a bad Tampa Bay team handily. It took time, but eventually the offense woke up and realized that the Buccaneers are weak.
Also, the "No T.O. Trio" ( I want credit for coining the nickname) proved they're just as capable as the departed malcontent. Three touchdowns that added up to 188-yards proves this team still has a deep threat.
Some other thoughts from Sundays game:
We need to see more from Felix Jones. I thought we talked about this last year?
I'm not worried about the defense not recording any sacks. They knocked Byron Leftwich around all game. Just ask the 20-ice packs all over his body.
I am concerned about the run defense. A couple of players told me after the game, that Wade was calling some stunts up front, and that was aiding to the Bucs rushing attack. In the second half, they stayed more base package and cut down on the yards considerably.
I know it's only game one but David Buehler may have earned the Cowboys rookie of the year award. Buehler was drafted to kick touch backs, and help with field position. He knocked three out seven kicks in the end zone. Nice start.
Tony Romo continues to be the best on opening day. This marks the third-consecutive year Romo has thrown for over 300-yards in the opener. Too bad they can't start the season in December.