Expectations Are High as the NFL Season Begins
If you have Peyton Manning on your Fantasy Football team, nice work! That guy is unreal with 7 touchdown passes against the Ravens last night. He has set the bar high for the rest of the signal callers around the NFL.
Peyton's little brother, Eli, will try to carve up the Cowboys defense on Sunday Night Football. Tony Romo will try to quiet the doubters with some TDs and no picks.
Oh, and Carrie Underwood replaces Faith Hill with the Sunday Night Football open each week, debuting this Sunday. We're sure she'll be smokin'.
So how will the Cowboys do this season?
We've heard it before; "the Cowboys are talented," "there is as much talent on the Cowboys' team than there is anywhere in the NFL," and so on. Talent, talent, talent! But what have the Cowboys done with it? Football analysts like me, who sit in the recliner and offer critiques say this: The Cowboys have got to find heart and chemistry to go along with the mad skillz and the "talent." That's what makes a team. Will they do well this season?
Six-time Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters came to the Cowboys this season after winning a championship two seasons ago with the New England Patriots. He told ESPN that he joined a team talented enough to contend for a championship.
Receiver Dez Bryant hopes Tony Romo will join Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers on the list of active quarterbacks who have been an MVP. Former Cowboy Michael Irvin thinks Bryant is the one who has a shot at MVP.
Point is, expectations are running high right now. But if the Cowboys lose to the Giants Sunday night, fans will be talking about how terrible the Cowboys are and how all hope is lost early in the season. Hang in there! It's a long season, and perseverance is the thing that wins. And seven touchdowns from Romo on Sunday night would help.