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El Weekender

No 90

Cowboys Win – Jerry Jones Loses

First Jerry what the h*** is wrong with you (I want to say Old Man but I’m kinda one myself). On the national anthem debate he has continued to fuel the fire by saying needless s*** like “if you don’t’ stand you don’t play”. This after Jerry had already done their little horse and pony show when him, players, coaches and some of his grown children all took a knee together before the anthem. Now that (as of this writing) his star running back Zeke has been again ordered to serve a six-game suspension, he is screaming bloody murder.

He (Jerry) is acting as Zeke is little Red Riding Hood and the NFL is the big bad wolf that is unfairly attacking his running back. He claims that the NFL is over reacting on Zeke because of past mistakes on domestic violence issues. And maybe there is some truth to that Pero (but) Zeke is neither Red Riding Hood, or a choir boy. Unless we have already forgotten, with the NFL charges pending he still went out and pulled a female’s blouse up at Saint Paddy’s parade, punched a bartender, clocked at speeds of over 100, and probably more stuff we don’t’ know. Don’t get me wrong, I am a Zeke fan and would like for him to continue churning out 150-yard rushing performances, but right is right and wrong is wrong even if you are an NFL superstar.

  Many including Jerry and company like to hang their hat on the fact that the Ohio State police department did not formally charge him does not make him innocent. They claimed there was not enough evidence, maybe that is true but when you look at the mess at Baylor you wonder how closely college town police investigate their local hometown heroes. And, it is not like Jerry Jones is some Justice Crusader because if he is, he needs to expand his work beyond the Dallas Cowboys. No, Jerry is just concerned about the success of his team and the money that goes with it. And hey no problem there, just don’t’ pretend to take the moral high ground on what is justice and the anthem. Nobody is buying it from you or POTUS.

The Game

The game started with a loud thud from a Zeke fumble, which caused me to say to no one, “Here we go, typical Cowboy-Washington game”. That fumble turned into 3 points for the Washington offense, whom struggled all day with a line that was missing 3 starters. The Cowboy defense took advantage of that with sacks, tipped balls, fumbles and hurries. Demarcus Lawrence and David Irving are clearly making the rest of the defense better with their relentless pressure on the Quarterback. If this continues they may make me eat my words (no playoffs) and that’s ok everything goes down well with Chili E Queso.

Will the Cowboys be a different team going forward without Zeke? Well he leaves (at least for a while) with 690 rushing yards and 210 receiving yards plus 8 TDS. Can Morris, McFadden and or Smith fill that hole, I say yes. However, my concern is that the offensive line just started jelling together and I am not sure if changing runners will affect their cohesiveness. I do think that Dak may need to do a little more running and a little more passing, but I believe he is up to the task. Next up the Chiefs, which will give us a better idea of where the Cowboys are now.

By A. Govea


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