Some of you may be students of the bible, but if you're not, let me give you a little lesson. Lot, the nephew of Abraham, lived in the sinful city of Sodom. When God destroyed Sodom (and Gomorrah) Lot and his wife were saved and escaped the city, but they were warned not to turn back and observe the destruction of those cities they were fleeing from. Lot obeyed this commandment and was saved, but Lot's wife just couldn't resist, took a little peak over her shoulder and was punished by being turned into a pillar of salt. Presumably, the lesson of this biblical story, recounted to us in the book of Genesis is that we should not take pleasure in the pain and suffering of others. I consider myself a moral, ethcial, empathetic and religious person and I scrupulously and carefully follow this lesson and do not enjoy when others have pain.
With one exception - the Dallas Cowboys. I just love it when the arrogant, condescending, entitled group called America's team with an owner/GM who makes terrible football decisions for his franchise and then talks trash about beating the Super Bowl champs falls on his face. I know it's only one preseason game and maybe the Cowboys will get things worked out by the time the regular season rolls around, but they looked absolutely awful against the Raiders, who are themselves one of the worst teams in the league. Sometimes you can be shut out in preseason game and nobody worries too much - you can move the ball a little bit, make a few plays, show off some of the talented rookies you just added to the team, etc. In other words, take something positive out of the game even if you lost or your team didn't score offensively. But this performance by the Cowboys Monday night had to be worrying for Cowboys nation. Romo completely one pass for 20 yards and that was the only first down they achieved in 3 possessions. Their OL, particularly the interior part of it, which was said to be somewhat of a concern coming into training camp was in fact absolutely horrible. Raider DTs had a clear lane running at Romo on passing plays as soon as the ball was snapped. The Cowboys RBs didn't show anything, maybe because the OL didn't make any running lanes for them. I didn't watch that carefully, but I think Miles Austin, one of their starting WRs was out with a bad hammy (doesn't he perpetually have a hamstring injury?) and because they lost Laurent Robinson in FA, they do not have a defined third WR. On top of that, to make their outlook more bleak, there is a report in today's papers that said that Witten suffered some kind of serious injury in that Oakland game, may have a spleen injury and could miss substantial time, even into the regular season. Read about it here.
I hope I don't burn in hell for this, but hey.... it's the Cowboys