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Open Thread: New England Patriots @ Dallas Cowboys, Week 6

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I forgot to mention in my preview that Dallas has had a short week to prepare for this game (though I did mention several times that they played on Monday night). Preparation, especially in games of this magnitude, is key, and the short week could be a factor.

Meanwhile, every station with an NFL preview show had at least one ex-Cowboy player or coach. Really, how much does Barry Switzer add to any of these shows? I think I may have seen an exhumed Tom Landry at the back of an NFL on Fox set. Maybe it was just a Halloween decoration or a transformer. No former Patriots anywhere.

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New England Patriots @ Dallas Cowboys
Texas Stadium, Oct. 14, 4:15 p.m.

During CBS's pregame, Jim Nantz, who will be calling this afternoon's game, interviewed Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. Nantz informed Romo that in their first games against Belichick defenses (when Belichick was a coordinator), Dan Marino, John Elway, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre (I think -- four all-time greats, whoever they were) were 0-4 with 0 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Romo said that Nantz wasn't inspiring confidence. The Nantz said the good news was that Romo had gone over and above what the others had.

Maybe I misheard. Can't find a video replay anywhere. More likely, it's an indication of the fawning we're going to hear for 3 hours later today. "Oh, Romo!"

Really, listen to Gil and Gino.

Enjoy the game, and Go PATRIOTS!!

Update [2007-10-14 15:28:44 by tommasse]:
I forgot to mention: Please visit our neighbors over at Blogging The Boys. I'm sure Grizz will have an open thread, and I'm sure some of the 'Boys fans will be dropping by here.