Saturday, December 31, 2016

On Being Rookie Cowboys,

         On the trail of greatness:   

It's not easy to instantly become a Cowboy hero-- 
Ask Clint Eastwood, aka Rowdy Yates.

But two Dallas Cowboy rookies, one a former Buckeye, the other a former Rebel, are proving that for them, it's easy to learn to throw that lasso rope & to evade/surround the herd~

And it's become easy to say in regular company again,
that you are a Cowboys fan.  

I've always loved the Dallas Cowboys, but we fans have been in the desert for what seems like 40 years,  like the Israelites, with the bad teams which they've fielded since 1996-97.

This NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys have looked like the dominant force of the National Football League that the franchise was in the 1970s and early 1980s.  How refreshing!

and How Old School~

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott does NOT remind me of other Dallas QBs like Staubach or White or Aikman--


No, Dak Prescott is paving his own path to greatness as his own man, a crafty, accurate passer, as well as a stealthy running QB, in addition to being the first of the hand-off tandem to another runner, ..... mostly,

Ezekiel Elliot.  This former Ohio State University Buckeye is a player that I've had my eyes on since his tremendous playing days in Columbus, OH~. 

What powerful legs he has, what speed, what agility, what deceptive motion.

Finally, team owner Jerry Jones has put a team on the field, worthy of the legendary title "Cowboys".
And I predict that Jones will be rewarded with another Super Bowl trophy, #LI, in February as a result.
FRISCO, Texas – One arrived in Dallas with great expectations as the fourth overall draft pick. The other began training camp as a third-string fourth-round pick.
Tuesday, 14 games into their NFL careers, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott are officially Pro Bowlers.

The standout rookies are among five Cowboys named to the NFC roster for the NFL’s annual all-star game, joining offensive linemen Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin.

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