Friday, April 17, 2009

Looking Forward to the 2009 Season, part 2: games 5-8

Alex and I go through the newly released Dallas Cowboys schedule and make ridiculously early game predictions. Part 2 of 4.

Week 5, Oct. 11: Cowboys @ Dallas Texans (KC Chiefs)

Alex: Not much to say about this game as far as actual football goes. I know, the Chiefs have a new head coach and Matt Cassel, but I just think they were too far down to be a real threat next year. Everyone is comparing them to a potential Dolphins-esque team right now with the rebuilding effort, but they need to remember that Dolphins team was an exception, not the rule. The Cowboys should take this game easy. Really the most interesting part of this game will be watching the Dallas Texans of old play the Dallas Cowboys. The jerseys that day will be a thing of true beauty. Also, instead of studying any gameplan this week, expect Mr. Carpenter to spend all his time trying to find a city of Dallas in Kansas.

Cowboys' record: Head: 5-0, Heart: 5-0

Chris: Hahaha. I'm really looking forward to the uniforms in this game. Oh and I think the Cowboys win. Todd Haley doesn't have fond memories of Dallas. Sure, he beat us in overtime last year, but anyone could. Let's not forget Bill Parcells physically assaulted Todd Haley after Haley thought he'd be cute and jump into a discussion with an official. And Haley's wife found a rat in her McDonald's salad. Bobby ends up psyching Haley out by planting a fake rat in each of Haley's meals in the week leading up to the game. Double-psych: one of the rats is real.

Cowboys' record: Head: 4-1, Heart: 5-0

Week 6, Oct. 18: Cowboys vs. BYE

Alex: Word on the street is Bobby is already planning a team getaway to Guatemala. Keith Brooking is not invited.

Chris: Time for progress to come to a halt. You won't see it yet, but it's coming.

Week 7, Oct. 25: Cowboys vs. Falcons

Alex: The Cowboys will get caught by suprise here. I'm not sure anyone really knows just how good Matt Ryan is. First loss of the season, but not a disaster. 5-1 is still quite respectable. Also, Keith Brooking returns to his hometown. Bobby might regret seeing all Keith's homeboys a week after not taking him on the bye-week trip.

Cowboys' record: Head: 5-1, Heart: 6-0

Chris: Laziness and apathy, unless corrected in the off-season, bite the Cowboys in the tail this week. The Falcons keep it close but the Cowboys escape. You think everything is okay, Romo defends the game as "a win is a win," but it's as hollow as the win over the Bengals last year.

Cowboys' record: Head: 5-1, Heart: 6-0

Week 8, Nov. 1: Cowboys vs. Seahawks

Alex: Another puffball of a game. Cowboys hand the Seahawks their asses.

Cowboys' record: Head: 6-1, Heart: 7-0

Chris: Cowboys should win this game. They're better on paper, they're better on the field, and nine times out of ten, they win this game—but they end up losing the game because of stupid mistakes.

Cowboys' record: Head: 5-2, Heart: 6-1

Week 9, Nov. 8: Cowboys @ Eagles

Alex: The Cowboys will be amped up and ready to take revenge on a Philly team that just absolutely embarrassed them in the season finale the previous season. However, it seems every time the Cowboys have something to prove against the Iggles, they come up short. BIG. And it'll happen again.

Cowboys' record: Head: 6-2, Heart: 8-0. This could be the beginning of a collapse....

Chris: I have no faith in a win at all. Ugly loss because of mistakes left uncorrected in the Atlanta and Seattle games. Media begins to call for Wade's head.

Cowboys' record: Head: 5-3, Heart: 6-2

Be sure to check back in a few days for part 3!

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