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The joy of NFL opening Sunday
Opening Sunday of the NFL is one of my favorite days of the year — practically a national holiday. There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh slate, which all 32 teams have going in. Who’s going to be this year’s surprise team? Who’s going to be the big flop? Who’s going to dominate and win the Superbowl?
Everyone has hope for their team (and their fantasy team). In the case of the Dallas Cowboys (my personal favorite, being a Dallasite and all), hopes are particularly high. Of course, people around here expect Superbowl wins from the Cowboys every year, so hopes are always high.
The Cowboys are coming off a disappointing season where they, in a word, sucked. Parcells went from a mastermind to a stubborn old coot in the course of a month. Vinny Testaverde made my eyes hurt at quarterback. And the defense was hopeless.
The Cowboys replaced Testaverde with Drew Bledsoe, who has more mobility than a statue on most Sundays, while also adding to their defensive line and defensive backfield.
That brought a good preseason, and I personally expect good things from the Cowboys — next year. This year? I’m saying 8-8. And also for the record, like everyone else, I’m taking New England to win it all.
Sun September 11th, 2005 5:00 pm
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