Full disclosure. In the NBA, on Friday night my Atlanta Hawks lost a heart breaker to the hated Boston Celtics and the return of former Hawk, Al Horford. Yesterday, the Seattle Seahawks got blown out in the Divisional Round for the first time in the Russell Wilson era losing by 16 points.
This morning I woke up with a head cold and have just taken Nyquil while I eat my Lipton Noodle Soup. My point? Today’s predictions are going to be short, sweet, and perhaps a little loopy. 🙂
While writing yesterday’s prediction of the Atlanta Falcons over the Seattle Seahawks, I noted some undeniable facts that have never happened to my favorite football team with the hopes of that trend continuing. They didn’t.
Fact 1: The Seahawks start slow. They did not; they took an early lead.
Fact 2: They haven’t lost their first road playoff game. They lost yesterday.
Fact 3: They have never been blown out in the playoffs. Losing by 16 is considered a blowout.
I know, I know, what does this have to do with the Packers and Cowboys you may be thinking. Hold your horses, the point is coming.
The facts listed above are related to one team. My team. The team that I know best. Facts related to 32 teams, over the course of 50 years have a little more clout.
FACT: NO STARTING ROOKIE QB HAS EVER STARTED A SUPERBOWL.
Wait, what? I’ll repeat.
FACT: NO STARTING ROOKIE QB HAS EVER STARTED A SUPERBOWL. That’s 32 teams over 50 years.
This is what bothered me most about the Tony Romo speech earlier this year. The ‘passing of the baton’ if you will. He shouldn’t have done that and the Dallas Cowboys should have had an open competition during practice once he was healthy.
Cowboys QB, Dak Prescott, will struggle in the playoffs. When do you take him out for Tony Romo? Romo played one drive against the same Philadelphia Eagles that Prescott struggled against and Romo tore them up. In order for the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl, Romo will need to start, play, and stay healthy.
In my opinion, Dallas Cowboys coach, Jason Garrett, isn’t a great coach. I don’t know if he has the leadership to actually command a change in the playoffs. Jerry Jones might come down from the press box at halftime to demand a change.
If the Cowboys stay with Prescott they lose this week. If they win with Prescott, they lose next week. Unless Prescott has been saving his ‘breakout’ moment for the playoffs, the data shows a rookie QB won’t start the Super Bowl.
Green Bay Packers 30 Dallas Cowboys 17