Jerry Jones prevents himself from saying "money well spent," but, every week, he gains confidence the big cash he put down this off-season wasn't dollars down the drain.
The Cowboys owner/general manager spent nearly $33 million in guaranteed money during his free-agent spending spree. The trip to the NFL's Free Agent Mall included signing cornerbacks Anthony Henry and Aaron Glenn, guard Marco Rivera, nose tackle Jason Ferguson and quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
With his team at 4-2 sitting atop the NFC East, Jones can have some satisfaction that his large investment is, thus far, yielding nice dividends.
I would have to agree with the article. They have really spent well. They knew what they wanted, they went and got it, and it is working. Despite the fact that it is not cool to acknowledge that Parcells is good at what he does, I will run the risk and do so anyway. I guess I don’t agree with that part of the article, the part that suggests that Jerry is the architect of this off-season. That is a good one.
New NBA Dress Code …
The following is a list of items that players are not allowed to wear at any time while on team or league business:
T-shirts, jerseys, or sports apparel (unless appropriate for the event (e.g., a basketball clinic), team-identified, and approved by the team)
Headgear of any kind while a player is sitting on the bench or in the stands at a game, during media interviews, or during a team or league event or appearance (unless appropriate for the event or appearance, team-identified, and approved by the team)
Chains, pendants, or medallions worn over the player's clothes
Sunglasses while indoors
Headphones (other than on the team bus or plane, or in the team locker room)
Blackistone offers his thoughts on the new code …
FC Dallas readies for the playoff push to Frisco …
No. 1-seeded San Jose and No. 4 Los Angeles will slug it out in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
No matter how it turns out, the winning team won't come away unscathed. That is great news for FC Dallas.
While those sides are pounding each other, FC Dallas (No. 2) will face Colorado (No. 3) in a series devoid of the venom shared in the California matchup.
Dallas' road to the MLS Cup is about as favorable a matchup as a club could ask for, especially considering the championship will be played at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco on Nov. 13.
Dallas went 2-0-2 against the Rapids in the regular season.
The aggregate-goals two-game playoff series begins Saturday in Denver, where Dallas beat the Rapids 2-1 and tied 0-0.
The second leg is scheduled be played at Pizza Hut Park on Oct. 29, where Dallas earned a 0-0 draw with Colorado two matches ago. The first local meeting was a 2-1 victory for Dallas at the Cotton Bowl.
From a personnel standpoint, Dallas is simply more talented than Colorado in attacking potential.
Dallas boasts a high-powered offense with Ronnie O'Brien (6 goals, 11 assists), Carlos Ruiz (12 goals, 2 assists), Roberto Mina (7 goals, 4 assists) and Ramon Nunez (5 goals, 3 assists). Colorado features Jeff Cunningham's 12 goals and 3 assists, but can't match Dallas' depth and creativity.
Anything less than a victory for FC Dallas in this opening series will be a case of underachieving.
Peter King MMQB – Tuesday Edition …
Astros try again tonight …
This is great! glossary of terms from the 1920’s for Gribble’s new bit …
Quick hits for Carolina 21, Detroit 20
Boss Bailey is a phenomenal athlete, his interception and return was breathtaking…Steve Smith broke another 80 yarder..Detroit could not run the ball to save their lives…Jake Delhomme looks awful. Airmailed 2 passes in the 2nd Quarter that both were returned for touchdowns…Shaun Rogers is the best DT in football if you ask me…Detroit’s defense is playoff caliber, the offense is still a joke. And it isn’t just Harrington, although I should point out that he looks about as bad as any starting QB I can remember seeing, but the line is horrible, too…Both teams DL’s were very impressive…8 Turnovers in the game made this one sloppy, too. Delhomme was knocked out of the game by Kenoy Kennedy’s big hit while Jake was sliding. Chris Weinke came in with the score 20-14 Detroit and 3:00 to play. He then threw 6 consecutive passes to Ricky Proehl with the last one ending up as the game winning touchdown…Terrence Holt was attempting to cover Proehl…
Chiefs 28, Redskins 21
Jared Allen is one of the least talked about sackers in football…Sure seems like Chris Cooley is target #1 for the Redskins. Very similar to how Frank Wycheck used to be in Tennessee…I know this is unfair, but I can’t convince myself Trent Green is anything better than ordinary…Santana Moss is so fast it is scary, but I guess we knew that, didn’t we?...I think it is time to get Larry Johnson more work…Priest is still very good, but Johnson is a real weapon now…Derrick Johnson doesn’t dominate consistently like I thought he would…Chris Samuels is so good at LT for Washington, but his battle with Jared Allen was so/so. Allen would switch to RDE and LDE and get sacks from both on consecutive plays…The Redskins lost this game in the turnover battle (-3)…Otherwise, they outplayed the Chiefs in Arrowhead…