The Dallas Cowboys are going into the 2009 training camp with a new mentality. Expected to make the Super Bowl, a dismal 9-7 2009 season means that Wade Phillips is not going to be to be a laid back coach anymore. Although the change may mean tougher training regimens, Cowboys players seem to welcome the new mentality. With the loss of wide receiver Terrell Owens, the Cowboys are going to use the running game more often. Marion Barber, Tashard Choice, and Felix Jones will anchor the running back corp. If the Cowboys want to make the playoffs, quarterback Tony Romo will have to step his game up with wideouts Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton. In what many consider to be the most competitive division, the Cowboys will need to defeat the Eagles, Giants, and Redskins for a chance to win.
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After the resounding succeses that were the Las Vegas and Phoenix NBA All Star games, next season’s edition is slated to be bigger and better. The Dallas Mavericks will be hosting the event at the brand new, 80,000 seat Cowboys Stadium. The state of the art new home of “America’s team” features massive 72 by 160 foot LED screens that will ensure that every fan in attendance will have a clear view of the action. The Mavericks last hosted the All Star Weekend in 1986, at Reunion Arena.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban had previously rejected an offer for the team to host the event, citing that season ticket holders for host teams generally do not have a chance to attend. The arrangement at Cowboys Stadium will ensure that all season ticket holders will have an opportunity, though premium tickets will still be in high demand.
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After beating the New York Giants twice in the regular season, Dallas fell to the eventual Super Bowl champions in last years playoffs, abruptly ending a season that many thought would end with at least an NFC title. This year, the Cowboys are returning all the key ingredients to be back in contention, and they will certainly be gunning for their division foes, the Giants.
Season schedule and preview listed below! Home games are in CAPS.
Sun, Sep 7 @ Cleveland (FOX) 3:15 PM – The Cowboys start off the 2008 season on the road and put up some impressive offensive numbers, showing that Tony Romo’s success last year was not a fluke.
Mon, Sep 15 PHILADELPHIA (ESPN) 7:30 PM – The Eagles and Cowboys match up used to have a lot more excitement and anticipation geared behind it, especially on Monday Night Football. With the Eagles falling off the face of the football map, the Cowboys clean up for their first home win of the year.
Sun, Sep 21 @ Green Bay (NBC) 7:15 PM – Luckily for the Cowboys, they travel to Green Bay before the brutally cold weather hits, which could play a factor against a team that plays in a dome in Texas. Both teams will be there at the end of the season and this one should be a great match up.
Sun, Sep 28 WASHINGTON (FOX) 3:15 PM – Dallas split with the Redskins last season, winning their home game and losing their match on the road by a score of 27-6. The Cowboys will come to play at home for a close but impressive victory effort.
Sun, Oct 5 CINCINNATI (CBS) 3:15 PM – In a match up that will feature two of the best receivers in the NFL, the focus in this game will be which secondary can control the superstar. Will it be Chad Johnson or Terrell Owens that strikes first?
Sun, Oct 12 @ Arizona (FOX) 3:15 PM – The Cardinals will put a young team on the field that will hustle and go hard all game, but they lack true leadership which is why teams like the Cowboys have no trouble coming into town and picking up a road win.
Sun, Oct 19 @ St. Louis (FOX) NOON – The Rams are bad, the Cowboys are good. Good triumphs over evil, Cowboys win on the road without much of a contest.
Sun, Oct 26 TAMPA BAY (FOX) NOON – The Bucs are a team that everyone overlooks, and with the Giants looming on the Cowboys horizon in a week 9 match up, Tampa Bay gives the Giants a scare at home, but Tomy Romo leads a late charge to propel America’s team to the win.
Sun, Nov 2 @ New York Giants (FOX) 3:15 PM – The NFC equivalence to the Red Sox vs. Yankees match up is a Cowboys vs. Giants game. Dallas took both regular season games last year but fell to the G-Men in an exciting 2nd round playoff game. Dallas’s running game is too much for the Giants defensive line and NY falls for the first time at home this season.
Sun, Nov 9 BYE – A nice spot for a BYE week to rest up for the 2nd half of the season.
Sun, Nov 16 @ Washington (NBC) 7:15 PM – Like last season, Washington rebounds from an early season loss to the Cowboys and wins at home. The Cowboys look sluggish coming off of their BYE week and costly turnovers lead to too many Redskin points.
Sun, Nov 23 SAN FRANCISCO (FOX) NOON – The Cowboys return home for their first game in almost a month to face the 49er’s. Coming off the week 11 loss, Dallas is in no mood to let an inferior SF team escape with anything but a pounding. This one has the potential to be a real time blow out.
Thurs, Nov 27 SEATTLE (FOX) 3:15 PM – In a possible first round playoff match up, the Cowboys make sure to show the Seahawks that coming into Dallas and winning is not easy. Both defenses come to play but the Cowboys still take home the victory in a low scoring affair.
Sun, Dec 7 @ Pittsburgh (FOX) 3:15 PM – In the middle of their toughest stretch of the season, Dallas travels to Pittsburgh to face Big Ben and the Steelers during a cold Sunday afternoon match up. Big Ben has his game face on and leads the home team to victory.
Sun, Dec 14 NEW YORK GIANTS (NBC) 7:15 PM – This game will decide the division champion and fortunately for the Cowboys, they overpower the Giants right from the coin flip. Tony Romo comes to play and picks apart a NY secondary that hasn’t had a week off since their Bye week in late September.
Sat, Dec 20 BALTIMORE (NFLN) 7:15 PM – Romo and the Cowboys continue to roll, starting to see another division title on the horizon. Baltimore’s defense puts up a fight in the first half but can not keep up with Dallas’ offensive game plan.
Sun, Dec 28 @ Philadelphia (FOX) NOON – The game is meaningless because Philadelphia is not in playoff contention and the Cowboys have locked up home field in the NFC throughout the playoffs. Starters will be rested so avoid injury, and the Cowboys still manage to pull off the win with 2nd and 3rd stringers.
Dallas hopes to regain the title of NFC Champion and with this regular season schedule, certainly has every opportunity to make that goal a reality. If Romo can lower his Interception to TD ratio, the team will be in control of almost every game they play.
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