Cowboys About To Experience Massive Changes

Posted October 14th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

It has been an interesting couple days for the Dallas Cowboys with many of the affects of which about to be seen in Madden 09. Whether each of these situations will be reflected in roster update #8 (which will probably be out by Saturday morning) is still unknown. They are impactful enough that hopefully they did make the cut for this week’s update.

Tony Romo: Out for 4-5 weeks with a broken pinky finger on his throwing hand. This forces the old and immobile Brad Johnson to take over at QB with Brooks Bollinger as the backup. Obviously this is a tremendous downgrade for the Cowboys in Madden.

Pacman Jones: Suspended for “at least” four games, though all indications are that it is likely to go longer. He was a valuable asset in Madden due to his speed, but everyone knew it was only a matter of time until he got in trouble again and lost the right to play in the NFL.

Mat McBriar: Heading to the IR with a foot injury that occurred on the blocked punt that won the Cardinals the game on Sunday. Not a big deal for Madden since a punter is a punter.

Terrance Newman: Is out 4-6 weeks recovering from sports hernia surgery.

Numerous other injuries plague Cowboy players including Felix Jones and Roy Williams (safety). The offensive line may see some ratings downgrades after struggling the last couple weeks as well.

Roy Williams: The big gain of the week for the team comes from the acquisition of WR Roy Williams from the Lions. The Cowboys gave up valuable first, third, and sixth round picks but in terms of Madden it will be extremely difficult for defenses to deal with covering a trio of Williams, Terrell Owens, and Jason Witten.