Kevin Sherrington joins us at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but ask your questions now and he will have them when he arrives. Thanks for your readership!
by SportsDayDFW 12/19/2012 12:20:15 AM
I'm here. Let's go.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 4:58:21 PM
I don't think there's any question about that. When you say the top 10 QBs, he's easily in that group. The top five? Now that's a little problematic. But last Sunday against the Steelers, you saw what Romo can do when his offensive line is working, his receivers are running the right routes and catching the ball, and he has a running game. Only complaint: Working the play clock down to zero on almost every play, and occasionally taking a delay of game penalty or timeout. Delay of game is the dumbest penalty in football. The clock is right in front of you.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:01:12 PM
Jerry Jones was refreshingly honest about his negotiations with Spencer after the Steeler game, saying it was real genius to make him a franchise player, thus guaranteeing he'll get one of the highest average salaries in the NFL. Expect him to get franchised again. Jenkins is still a valuable cornerback, which I find it hard to admit after calling for him to be cut after twice admitting he gave up on plays early in his career. Can't imagine Jenkins will want to stay in the same role, however. He'll want to start. The Cowboys need to go relatively high for a CB in the draft again. A safety wouldn't hurt, either. And an OL.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:03:42 PM
Claiborne says he hasn't felt any symptoms since last Thursday from his concussion. He says he'll play. The Cowboys haven't ruled yet. I'd expect him back on the field. Amazing that the Steelers elected to pick on Brandon Carr instead of Jenkins, Claiborne's replacement. Another sign of respect for Jenkins. Or an indictment of Pittsburgh scouting.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:05:15 PM
Yes, the wardrobe malfunction was a first in all my years watching and covering football. Maybe Santa Jerry will put some briefs in DeMarco's stocking.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:06:22 PM
While we're waiting on more callers, a quick editorial on the state of the Cowboys: Bet you didn't see this coming, did you? The team's resurgence here near the end of the schedule speaks to the mediocrity of the NFL in general, but also to the fact that the team seems to be responding to Jason Garrett. If it weren't, you'd see it going the other way. Also, Rob Ryan's defense is showing up, which is pretty good, considering how many injured players he's had. Players make coaches look good.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:08:36 PM
I like it because it reunites the fan base, which was important. Tommy Tuberville couldn't do that, which wasn't all his fault, although he certainly made everyone universal in their dislike of him. Kingsbury will need time to grow into the role. As I've written, he needs to hire the best DC he can find, and he needs a former head coach on staff to lean on. But only one who isn't interested in being a head coach again. Kingsbury doesn't need to watch his back with everything else already on his plate.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:10:36 PM
Should be a good game, but the Aggies win. Manziel presents too many problems for opposing defenses, and the Sooners haven't exactly been the defensive juggernaut Brother Mike would have expected in his first year.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:11:49 PM
I think .500 would be a good year for this team. The return of Dirk should help, obviously, but how much? And do you really want a team that just sneaks into the playoffs? More than anything, the Mavs need a lottery pick to help the rebuilding. The problem is that it's not expected to be a great draft. But you have to start somewhere. I thought Darren Collison was that start. Obviously not.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:13:12 PM
Here's what happens with a concussion: The speed with which players collide causes the brain to slap up against the inside of the skull. No amount of padding is going to stop that from happening. The headgear that amateur boxers wear does nothing to prevent brain injury, just keeps superficial injuries from happening. What needs to happen is a change in the way the game is played. Instead of players using their bodies as missiles, there needs to be a return to the fundamental way to tackle. Head up, wrap up.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/19/2012 5:15:34 PM