Archive for October, 2007

A Postcard From Buffalo

If you ever thought of visiting Buffalo, let me help you, don’t go. This place isn’t an armpit, but it’s the coming close. The people are nice. It’s just not a place you want to move to, or visit. You’re better off going to Cleveland.

I’m just telling it like it is.

I got a 9:15 AM wake up call at the very antiquated Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo. The alarm went off and we were told to evacuate the hotel and go down the stairs.

My first thought, “Man people here really want Dallas Cowboys autographs really bad.” Turns out somebody was smoking in the hotel and it set off the fire alarm. Nice way to wake up.

This hotel is awful. I stayed at the Fairfield Inn in Lumberton, North Carolina, Friday and Saturday nicer than this Adam’s Mark.

Cowboys fans have invaded this hotel. The Cowboys have a radio road show group that has been staying here. They are all over the place looking for players to sign gear.

I am wondering if the crowd at Ralph Wilson Stadium tonight may be 25% Cowboys fans. I think they bought up a lot of tickets.

My photographer, Noah Bullard, went to Niagara Falls. I didn’t want to go. I want that sleep back I lost this morning.

The Buffalo wings in Buffalo taste like one you can get at any old bar.

I am ready for the game. I am ready to see what the fans here will be like during the game, the tailgating before kickoff, etc.

Newy Scruggs

Quick Thoughts From Texas Stadium

This is what I liked from the Cowboys 35-7 win over the Rams at Texas Stadium.

1. The Cowboys are 4-0 and the defense is getting better.

2. The D didn’t allow a Rams touchdown.

3. Terence Newman came in for an injured Anthony Henry and held Torry Holt without a TD.

4. The secondary hasn’t allowed a TD pass since Week 2 in Miami.

5. Linebacker Greg Ellis making his season debut and getting a sack and half.

6. Wide receiver Patrick Crayton bounced back after dropping a sure TD pass in Chicago. Crayton caught seven balls for 184 yards and two TD’s.

7. Nobody is missing Terry Glenn.

8. Everything Tony Romo brings to the team. Four total TD’s. 339 yards passing.

9. Safety Ken Hamlin’s hits and interception in the end zone.

10. Rams wide receiver Issac Bruce leaving the game with a “injury” after going on the radio to guarantee a win over the Cowboys.

11. 502 yards of offense by the Cowboys.

12. Just 62 yards of rushing by the Rams.

13. Rams just 25% on third downs.

14. Wade Phillips is the first coach in team history to start 4-0 in his first season.

15. The only other team in the NFC that is undefeated….Green Bay.

Here’s what I did not like from the Cowboys 35-7 win.

1. Special teams coverage. Dante Hall ran back a punt 82 yards and combined for 266 yards. They missed Keith Davis who was out with an injury.

2. Seeing corner Anthony Henry leave the game with a high ankle sprain.

3. The slow start by the Cowboys offense again in the first quarter.

4. The slew of dropped passes by Cowboy receivers. I know of at least 65 yards they let slip away.

Newy Scruggs

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