Reasons Why We COULD Lose To The Cowboys


Another episode of “why we COULD lose” for preseason week number deuce. This week we are traveling out to the hotness of Texas and facing Tony Romo and the ‘Boys. Is it really his team or is it Miles Austin‘s team? Dez Bryant‘s? Anyway, we are going out to play Jerry’s team!! It should be a good contest and we will get to see some of these youngsters fight for roster spots.

Here are the reasons for a possible loss this week:

1. As long as we are playing preseason games, reason number 1 will be IT’S PRESEASON! Even though Rex Ryan cares about these games, most people know that these games are used to evaluate players and it doesn’t matter if we win or lose, we just want to get out of it healthy.

2. Antoine Cason is out for the game and either Dez Bryant or Miles Austin will be matched up against rookie Marcus Gilchrist. That is going to be one big matchup issue. Both guys have premiere talent and will challenge the rookie in the first part of the game

3. The special teams may have some issues to deal with this week. Of course we still are trying to see what the coverage units can do, but Mike Scifres will have to deal with that HUGE screen hanging in the middle of the stadium. Is it considered a blocked punt if it gets rejected by the jumbotron?

Other than the jumbotron, Dez has skills returning punts and will put some pressure on our coverage units. Should be a good test!

4. When my wife is not cheering on the Bolts, she really is cheering on the Cowboys. I tried to convert her, but she still holds onto the days of Emmitt Smith and those ‘boys. Everyone knows a Cowboys fan somewhere and this is a game for bragging rights for them.

I would put more reasons down, but it is the preseason and who knows how long some of these guys will see the field. Once again, as long as we get off the field healthy, we can count that thing as a win. Tomorrow I will come out with reasons on why we will beat dem ‘boys!

  • PaulMaland

    I am excited for this game to see how well our linebackers will do against a solid rusher like Felix Jones. Going against the Seahawks was good practice, but this could be a test!

  • Javier Pla

    because it’s preseason and we don’t give a shit about this game. It’s all about evaluating our players.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    @PaulMaland im happy that we get to face a decent offense to test out that D

  • Bolt Beat

    and getting out of it HEALTHY!!

  • MarkGarvin

    I think it will be an even better test than most preseason games because these teams have spent the past couple of days scrimaging against each other. This should add to the test of “turning it up a notch” on the field – and of course the cuts are just around the corner – but don’t get hurt! There are new rules about injured players not allowed on the team until healthy.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

    @MarkGarvin definitely should be a bigger test during the game since we have been practicing against each other. I just hope that its not an offensive struggle because of these practices

  • PaulMaland

    @epadaon@MarkGarvin I am looking for this to be much more about roster spots than it is a true preseason game. I don’t see our offense taking more than a couple drives before handing the reigns over. I would like to see Mathews get a good solid half dozen quality reps to boost his confidence a bit. But I don’t see a major point in leaving our high octane pass game exposed to injury situations pre-season. Get those Rookies some reps!

  • MarkGarvin

    @PaulMaland @epadaon Absolutely. Our A game needs a few tweaks but nothing major. It is the depth chart that needs to be determined. There will be injuries during the season and Norv needs to know who he can turn to. This is that game for some to prove their value.

  • LeonardoVelazquez

    Hope that they see as many reps as we saw in the Steelers-Eagles game today. We know that that Philip Rivers is amazing, I am more excited to find out whether Mathews is going to stop being nervous and break out and if the Defense has improved with the new additions. We should have kept Siler though.. I bet he went cheap too.