Last night the Dallas Cowboys allotted more time for the first teams to show their stuff. It turns out it they needed a lot more than just the first 2 quarters. We’ll take some time to highlight the Good, Bad, and Ugly of last nights game.
– Sean Lee displayed good speed and recognition in his play last night. That’s a good sign for someone who was injury prone during his collegiate career. Lee is very similar to Brooking and if he continues to progress the way he is, it’ll be a very good career he’ll have in Dallas.
– Martellus Bennett finally showed some fight in him. After a disappointing season and dramatic offseason, Martellus Bennett came into the game amassing 40 yards off of two catches. Bennett has been under a lot of scrutiny for his lack of motivation but if this is a sign of things to come it’ll be good news for a struggling offense.
– Miles Austin was able to snag a perfectly thrown back shoulder fade by Tony Romo. You can expect this to happen frequently this season. This too was a sign that Miles wasn’t a one hit wonder.
– For a team who is looking to hoist a dominant running game, Felix, Tashard, and Marion have looked less than stellar. Behind a quality offensive line you’d expect to see something out of this trio of running backs that are projected to be game changers.
– Kevin Ogletree. For a guy who is being given a lot of opportunities to produce, he isn’t. The Cowboys really think a lot of this guy and throughout practice and game situations he’s been mediocre at best.
The Offense– particularly the play of Tony Romo. Now I can say this, I think Tony Romo will be a top 5 quarterback this season. However, he needs to start producing. I know his play has been limited but he looked rusty and that’s not something that is encouraging entering a season with great expectations.
Injuries to Sensabaugh and Brooking seem to be a non issue but will be held out for precautionary reasons.
Akwasi looked good for his pro debut. Quick with good burst needs to work on fluidity in movement and decisions.
Cletis Gordon is fighting hard for a spot on this roster and I think he just might make one. He has been incredibly consistent when he has to make plays on the ball.