NFL Thanksgiving 08: Cowboys crush-with-eyeliner the Seahawks

The Dallas Cowboys.  The Seattle Seahawks.   The Lone Star State.  Candied Yams Day 2008 part deux.   Televised by Fox, the first quarter began with a touchdown catch by Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett.   On their next possession, running back Marion Barber got into the end zone.  The Seahawks got on the board with a field goal in the bottom of the quarter.  Dallas 14 and Seattle 3.  The second quarter started with a TD catch by tight end Jason Witten, who was playing with a broken rib.  Dallas 21 and Seattle 3.  The Cowboys increased their lead with a field goal as the clock headed towards the half of the second quarter.  Dallas 24 and Seattle 3.  The Seahawks field goaled again in the bottom of the quarter.  Dallas 24 and Seattle 6.

The third quarter started with a Seattle field goal.  Cowboys 24 and Seahawks 9.   Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant intercepted an end zone pass from Dallas quarterback Tony Romo that was meant for wide receiver Terrell Owens.  That turnover yielded nothing.  After making an impeccable left-handed twirling catch, Owens made a TD catch in the bottom of the third quarter.  Dallas 31 and Seahawks 9.  The fourth quarter progressed about halfway and the Cowboys landed another field goal.  34 to 9.  Final score.

Observations & Miscellania:

1.  Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were commentators.

2.  Demi Lovato sang the national anthem.   I was eleven years old when she was born.   Kurt Cobain was still alive when she was born.  The camera caught a shot of a helmet-less Tony Romo and Terrell Owens among others.   Demi’s voice is nice and throaty but she sounded a pinch nervous.

3.  Troy Buck and Joe Aikman talked about the Jonas Brothers in the minute or so in the bottom of the second quarter.  Apparently the trio is popular with first-grade girls and middle-aged women.  Two of the brothers look alike enough to be assumed to be related (maybe it’s the eyebrows); the other one does not.  They performed three songs: “Tonight,” “Love Bug,” and “Burnin Up.”  They were quite out of breath by the end of the second song.

4.  Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was sacked seven times today.

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

2 thoughts on “NFL Thanksgiving 08: Cowboys crush-with-eyeliner the Seahawks

  1. dixon duval

    I’ve heard enough National Anthems sung at football games and elsewhere to determine what the average singer can do with this opportunity. Demi Lovato is not average, when a singer can belt this out and bring tears to my eyes, it’s a great job!! Demi did just this at the beginning of the Cowboys/Sea Hawks game on Thanksgiving 2008. I had listened to the anthen being sung before the Titan’s/Lions game, and the singer did a very average job. Demi was another story!!

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  2. sittingpugs Post author

    Thanks for leaving your hand prints on the banner.

    I’ve only listened to one of Demi’s studio recordings, and I gotta say that she sounds better live. Her voice is more substantive live. I don’t think she “Star Spangled Banner’ed” poorly—she just sounded nervous to me.

    Which is normal & healthy under those circumstances.

    Michelle Williams, who sang at Detroit/Titans, gave a good performance–it perhaps was too mechanical for your ears?

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