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Old 11-21-2004   #1
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Drew Henson is playing for the cowboys now.
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well that was quick. Dallas OL didn't block and he got hit as he was doing a playaction pass and fumbled..
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LMAO. Welcome to the NFL Drew.
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Hey, he's looking better. 5 for 5 on this drive.
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He doesn't look so bad after that fumble. He looks better than I expected and certainly better than what Vinny was doing.
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Drew was 6 for 6 for 47 yards and a TD

Dallas OL stunk it up.

Drew looked good. He was poised and made good,acurate throws.
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I can't wait for the Parcell's interview now. I am sure some reporter is going to mention the "H" word and "starter" in the same sentence and just want to hear Parcell's reaction. Should be good.
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and I forgot.. he had a key 3rd and 7 Qb Draw to pick up the 1st down so they could score the TD.. Not to shabby
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Impressive work by Henson. He looked pretty good. I'm also looking forward to Parcell's press conference. Go to www.dallascowboys.com to listen to it soon
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In his press conference, he's saying how we made some mistakes, didn't convert some scores we could have to get up more than 3-0... But the tone of his voice is entirely different than it has been. He's almost trying to sound mad, but you can tell he's encouraged.

And I think we all know why.


THE NEW COWBOY ERA HAS BEGUN!

Drew Henson - 6/6 47 yards and a Touchdown
Julius Jones - 81 yards on 30 carries against the Ravens

I'll take it!
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It wasn't just Drew Henson's stats (which were great). It was HOW he put them together. Think about what he did in that one drive. A couple of times, he showed great pocket awareness and stepped up into the pocket when the ends were crashing hard to the outside. He had a couple of nice scrambles, showing that he can move some, including that QB draw, where it looked like he had some pretty good wheels. His passes always seemed to be right on the money, and they got there right now (good velocity on those throws). And they weren't just rinky-dink, dink-and-dunk, short-and-safe, "we're going to take it easy on the rookie QB" throws either. One was a nice 15-20 yard clutch completion to Quincy Morgan on third down. The TD pass came off a nice play-action fake.

And the biggest thing was what Moose touched on near the end of the drive. Henson ALWAYS looked poised, and ALWAYS had great command of his huddle. A rookie QB, getting his first action of his career, coming into a game late, against one of the most-feared defenses in the league, in a situation where they KNOW he's going to pass, and coming and showing as much poise as he did, and looking as sharp as he did, well that just spoke volumes to me.

No doubt he will struggle at some point, but that drive made me think that maybe he won't struggle as much as we might think. MAYBE we even have another Roethlisberger on our hands (doubtful, but it could happen--lightning could strike twice). It's hard not to feel anything but unbridled optimism after watching Henson's performance today.

As far as who starts on Thursday, I think Henson has punched his own ticket. The injury to Vinny will give Parcells an excuse to start Henson. And by Parcells' own criteria (remember, he likes QBs who move the team down the field and SCORE--Henson did both, Vinny did neither) Henson has earned himself more playing time. I wouldn't put it past Parcells to start Vinny on Thanksgiving, just to show the fans HE'S still in charge and we're not, but I think even HE has to feel a little bit excited about what he saw out there today. Maybe he'll even want to see a little more of it. And if I had to guess, I'd say Henson starts on Thanksgiving, but only under the guise that Vinny isn't healthy enough to start yet.

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Well Henson looked good against a good defense and that's all good but the Cowboys have a ton of problems on the defensive side. They BETTER have a good draft along with a good FA player or two or they'll be right back winning the same amount of games for the next few years.

I mean they've gotten rolled 3 weeks in a row.
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It was mop-up duty but it's something to build on. I still would not want him starting Thursday (3 days to prepare for your first start?). Wait 'till after Turkey Day...let him get 10 days to get ready.
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It was mop-up duty but it's something to build on. I still would not want him starting Thursday (3 days to prepare for your first start?). Wait 'till after Turkey Day...let him get 10 days to get ready.
It was garbage time, but for a guy that was playing baseball for the last 3 yrs he looked good. I wish we had gotten a conditional pick for him. This might actually be a move by the Jerah Jonz that actually works out.
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The pokes are 3-7. Why does it matter if he only has three days to prepare? It's not like they are going anywhere. I say let him play.
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It's not like they are going anywhere.
Well here's a very optomistic view of the Cowboy's winning out. And ending up with a 9-7 record. It could happen:


Very Winnable:
-BEARS
-WASHINGTON
-@Giants


Not out of reach:
-@ Seahawks (This one might have been a "no way" but their not playing well this year)
-SAINTS (Not familiar with the saints)



Anything can happen- Any given Sunday:
-@ Eagles
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Well here's a very optomistic view of the Cowboy's winning out. And ending up with a 9-7 record. It could happen:


Very Winnable:
-BEARS
-WASHINGTON
-@Giants


Not out of reach:
-@ Seahawks (This one might have been a "no way" but their not playing well this year)
-SAINTS (Not familiar with the saints)



Anything can happen- Any given Sunday:
-@ Eagles

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lol, I said "very optomistic view" thank you very much.
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Well here's a very optomistic view of the Cowboy's winning out. And ending up with a 9-7 record. It could happen:


Very Winnable:
-BEARS
-WASHINGTON
-@Giants


Not out of reach:
-@ Seahawks (This one might have been a "no way" but their not playing well this year)
-SAINTS (Not familiar with the saints)



Anything can happen- Any given Sunday:
-@ Eagles


Dream on.....

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The pokes are 3-7. Why does it matter if he only has three days to prepare? It's not like they are going anywhere. I say let him play.
Because he'll have enough distractions with it being his first career start (if he is named the starter). Better to have a full week (or longer since we'll have the extra time) to prepare and get everything else out of the way.

It has nothing to do with giving the Cowboys a better chance to win. It's about putting Henson in the best situation as possible in order for him to succeed.
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