Posts Tagged 'Tony Romo'

Wade Phillips Is On The Hot Seat Now

The Cowboys 20 point loss in St. Louis means one thing: head coach Wade Phillips is on the hot seat now.

Coach Cupcake has to stop giving the Boys milk and cookies for losing to bad teams.

Wade knew coming into the season he had to win.  He had to make the playoffs and win at least two games or Jerry Jones was going to look for another man to lead his team.

The seat is hot because if the Cowboys don’t start playing with some purpose and with fire they may not make the playoffs.  Forget winning the NFC East, just getting wild card sounds nice right now.

Phillips said he was known as Mr. Fix It, well the Cowboys are broken and he has 9 games to get the team right or he will be find a pink slip under his door.

Jones has to fill a new stadium next year.  He will not be able to sell the PSL’s he wants if Phillips can’t get this team to the playoffs and win.  This mess is Jerry’s creation, but he won’t fire himself.

Wade better start on Sunday by beating Tampa at Texas Stadium.

Tim Cowlishaw of the Morning News wants Wade fired NOW.

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Greg Ellis Calls Out Cowboys Organization

Greg Ellis was one of the few, the proud, the speaking Cowboys in the locker room today.

T.O. didn’t speak.

Ellis called out the team for not putting its best foot forward.  My boys at the Morning News blog are all over it. 

Coach Wade Phillips is too soft on these guys right now.  Owner Jerry Jones is out there covering for Pacman Jones.  Tony Romo’s turnovers haven’t been addressed, the defense has not played up to snuff, and Ellis is the guy who says we need to get better. 

Good for you Greg.

“I’m just disappointed in this organization right now,” said Ellis, who is in his 11th year with the Cowboys. “From the whole deal of it. Things just aren’t going real good.

“Before the game, I said everybody’s got to take part in this football team – the strength coaches, the coaches, the owners, the head coaches. This football team is truly a team sport. You need everybody to win. Everybody has to do their best for us to win. Right now, I feel like we — players, Greg Ellis included, all of us — we’re just not putting our best foot forward right now.”

Jessica Simpson Calls Out Eagles Fans

Tony Romo’s main squeeze, Jessica Simpson, added some fuel to the Cowboys-Eagles game Tuesday on a Good Morning America apperance.

Her new country music album came out today and she performed in Times Square, New York in the program.

She said “Go, Cowboys!”, while being interviewed by Robin Roberts and had a message for the Eagle fans, “We’re gonna kick your butt too.”

myfoxphily.com called her out,  “It was Dec. 16, 2007 when the “curse of Jessica Simpson” was coined after the Cowboys lost to the Eagles 10-6. Her boyfriend, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, played poorly with Simpson at the game.”

The Cowboys host the Eagles Monday night at Texas Stadium. 

Hey, she’s a really country music star now, stand by your man Jess.

Browns Take Loss Like Men

The Browns made no excuses.  The Cowboys came out and knocked them around.

They told the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “We have to get better,” said linebacker Willie McGinest. “We got our butts beat today. That was a good lesson.”

Injuries were the reason the Browns all but admitted they tanked the preseason. Most disrupted their high-powered offense, and a surprise scratch of receiver Donte Stallworth in pre-game warmups added to the discontinuity.

“We played like we hadn’t played together in two or three weeks,” said running back Jamal Lewis, stating a fact.

But the defense — the relatively intact unit — sent out S.O.S. signals with a horrendous first outing.

The multi-dimensional Cowboys hit the Browns for 487 yards and 30 first downs. Tony Romo was intercepted once in the end zone and ended the game by taking a knee at the Browns’ 13 — else this whuppin’ would have been worse.

Ten Thoughts On The Cowboys Win

1.  Say what you want about head coach Wade Phillips running training camps being “soft” or “easy”, but make sure you say they are effective.  The Cowboys as Wade said, “We ready to play.”

2.  The Cowboys were marvelous on 3rd downs.   On offense they were 8 of 11 for 72%.  That will win a lot of ballgames.  And on defense, the Cowboys were outstanding.  The Browns only converted three of nine attempts. 

3.  The Browns never got to run.  You have to run to win in this league.  The Cowboys defense only allowed 91 yards of rushing.  Jamal Lewis was 13 for 62 yards.

4.  Tony Romo spends time on football.  All that stuff about him playing too much golf in the offseason and hanging out with Jessica Simpson too much is wrong.  Romo threw for 327 yards.  That is his 11th 300-yard game in three seasons.  Troy Aikman had just 13 in his entire career.

5.  Patrick Crayton is a legit number two receiver.  Six catches 82 yards.  That is big time.  Go look around the NFL and you’ll see he’s really good when you start to stack up the numbers.

6.  The Cowboys drafted really well.  Rookies Orlando Scandrick, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice played well.

7.  The offensive line got the game ball.  They simply knocked Cleveland around.  They didn’t allow a sack and you never saw their blitzes work.

8.  Matt McBriar had two punts.

9.  11 penalties.  Way too many.  The Cowboys have to focus better if they are going to win in the playoffs.  The Browns first touchdown came off two Cowboys penalties on third downs.

10.  The name Skip Peete will be one to remember this week.  If Pro Bowl running back Marion Barber can’t play because of sore ribs, Peete, the Cowboys running backs coach, will have to make sure rookies Tashard Choice and Felix Jones can pick up the Eagles blitzes.

Cleveland Scouts The Cowboys

Tony Grossi was one of my favorite NFL writers to read in Cleveland.  He’s got his take on the Cowboys and spoke with Jerry Jones in the Plain Dealer.

While some owners like to consider themselves their team’s general manager, Jones has the title to prove it.

The fact that the Cowboys are on the verge of a Super Bowl-or-bust tour is sweet icing on his cake. Life hasn’t been this good since Jones teamed with Jimmy Johnson (and then Barry Switzer) for three Super Bowl championships in four seasons in the 1990s.

“I think the key is I feel good about our quarterback,” Jones said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “When you have quarterbacking that you feel gives you a chance to win, that causes me to stretch out, to do some higher risk things in terms of other personnel moves. I felt like that when we had Troy Aikman in place.”

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Jessica Simpson “Tony Romo Is the Love Of My Life”

Dallas native Jessica Simpson is on the cover of People magazine proclaiming her love for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Tony Romo Is 'The Love of My Life'Oh by the way, she has a country album due out September 9th so she is looking to get pub for it.  All artists look for publicity when they are set release a record so go easy on Jess.

She has a song out about Romo called, You Are My Sunday.

She says to People, “I just told him today, ‘You’re the love of my life,’ ” she confesses in the latest cover story. “I don’t really ever say that to anybody.”

BTW, Jessica will be at Cowboy games this year.  She was at the Houston preseason game at Romo looked good.

BONUS:   You can see Jessica Simpson sing at the State Fair of Texas.  BigTex.com is promoting it:

Just a girl from Texas:  With roots in Waco, Abilene and Richardson, homegirl Jessica Simpson brings her country tour to the Chevrolet Main Stage Oct. 17.