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News, Insight, Opinion, and Prediction Heading into Detroit

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A lot can happen in a week. Brady James speaking out against Jon Kitna, Mark Colombo being listed as questionable for the match up against Detroit, and Terrence Newman getting a warning from the NFL; are just a few things that have gone on this week at Dallas.


Terrence Newman and Brady James have had a lot to say about Jon Kitna this week. Following last year’s loss to the Detroit Lions, Jon Kitna felt it was a good idea to call out a few of the players on the Dallas Cowboys team. He pointed out that Brady James looked lost on the field, and that he had no problems picking on Terrence Newman; stating that Newman was good but wasn’t Seattle’s cornerback Marcus Truffant either.


Brady James took the first step in calling out Jon Kitna and stated he would field questions about Kitna all week. Newman took it a step further implying he had enough money to pay any fine given if he were to come out on a blitz and forget to stop even if the ball was out of Kitna’s hands already. For that comment the NFL issued Newman a warning stating that a cheap hit on a QB can be grounds for just more than a fine, and that officials will be watching the game closely and monitoring the team’s actions in that game.


What else is new, though? The Cowboys have been one of the most penalized teams in the NFL this season, despite being 11-1. Few teams have more penalty calls against them at home than the Dallas Cowboys, and a lot of those calls have been questionable. The only thing different this week is that we now know the refs are gunning for the Cowboys, and it’ll be more than just speculation. What I am concerned with here however, is that I have always admired Terrence Newman for his class. The comments made I think were a lot less than classy. While I still like Newman, I hope he doesn’t make this a habit in the future to gain more attention.


Thursday Wade Phillips seemed to be optimistic on whether or not Colombo will be able to play this week against Detroit, this despite Colombo not practicing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The Cowboys’ offensive line this season has been dominating opposing defenses, and regardless of whether or not Colombo plays I am confident that the offensive line will still be strong against Detroit.


A lot of Cowboys fans have been hard on Troy Aikman since he has taken an announcing job. The biggest complaint is that they think he is extra hard on the Cowboys. Well this week Aikman showed that his heart is still with the Cowboys, and set aside his usual non bias stance to talk Cowboys. Aikman called Tony Romo a top three QB in the NFL, up there with Manning and Brady. He also called the Dallas Cowboys the best team in the NFC, and pointed out that the Cowboys stood the best chance of beating the Patriots (or any other AFC team) in the Super Bowl of any of the NFC teams still in contention for the playoffs.


Prediction Time


The Cowboys are just 3-8 all time against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, however, with Jon Kitna’s comments after last season’s game something tells me the Cowboys are going to be extra prepared for the Lions this week. Romo will have a big game against the Detroit defense and Kitna will be making friends with the turf this week. I am picking the Cowboys to beat the Lions 37-17.

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2 Responses to “News, Insight, Opinion, and Prediction Heading into Detroit”

  1. thelandryhat says:

    It’s Bradie James.


  2. Nate Acreman says:

    Thanks for that, I knew how to spell it, and spelled it wrong. I’ll take the bonehead award for the week.

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