Strap in everyone for the inaugural post of Blogging The Boys! I'll be stopping in here from week to week to update everyone on all thing Dallas Cowboys! Since we are already in week 9 of the season this post will be a little longer than usual so if you're looking for a TLDR you are in the wrong place. The Dallas Cowboys fell 1 game short of a Super Bowl in season 4 after being thoroughly outplayed by the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship game. Ronny Ferrell looked lost all game and the Dallas offense continued to place the defense in a tough spot. After that embarassing performance Cowboys fans have been clamoring for the start of season 5 to see if their Boys can right the ship and finally get over their playoff woes and into a Super Bowl. The Boys started off the season with a bang sprinting out to a 3-0 record while only surrendering 29 points in those 3 games. However week 4 saw the Cowboys facing off against the Atlanta Falcons, whom the Boys have never beaten since Coach Leake has taken over the team. This would not be the game to shake the monkey off theirs backs as the Falcons defensive smothered the Cowboys Offense on the way to a 19-0 drubbing. Ronny Ferrell struggled mightily and Zac Stacy fared no better as he coughed the ball up at a pivotal moment in the game. The Cowboys would return to winning form the next week against the division rival Giants but Zac Stacys struggles would not end in Atlanta. He went on to fumble the ball 2 times in the game and force Ferrell to carry the offense to victory. After Stacys case of Fumblitis proved to be more than a 1 time thing Coach Leake decided something had to be done. Enter Lamar Miller. Miller was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins to compete with Stacy and push him to, hopefully, hold onto the ball. Despite Coach Leake being high on Millers skill set Stacy was announced as the starter for the game vs New Orleans. However Stacy would go on to fumble the football two more times en route to the bench as Coach Leake inserted Miller into the lineup mid game. Millers impact on the game proved to be the catalyst the Boys needed to climb back into the game as they managed to erase a 13 point deficit late in the 4th. Ronny Ferrell, who had been cold all night, showed up when it counted leading the Boys on a game winning drive leaving 13 seconds on the clock. The Cowboys sitting at 6-1 seemed to have it all from the outside looking in but the question mark at Running back and the erratic play of star QB Ferrell was troubling as we enter the halfway point in the season. Who would start at RB? Where did MVP and Rookie of the Year winner Ronny Ferrell disappear to? With the playoffs drawing ever closer these questions needed immediate answers. Coach Leake answered on of those questions promptly working close with Lamar Miller at practice and announcing early in the week that Miller would supplant Stacy as the starter. Some rumors ive got my finger on say that Stacy will be traded away after this season, but as of press time thy are just rumors. As for Ferrell, A.J. McCarron is a serviceable backup but definitely not leading the Boys anytime soon. Coach Leake expressed his support of Ferrell at press conferences stifling any rumors that the Boys may be looking for a QB to push the star QB to be better. So here we are, week 9, Carolina Panthers VS the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The week long drama all leading up to this moment and America's Team did not disappoint. Ronny Ferrell was transcendent completing 18/20 passes for 226 yards and 4 touchdowns. Lamar Miller did not fumble once on his way to a 1 touchdown 22 carry 135 yard game. He also contributed in the passing game as well hauling in 4 receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown. The Cowboys would win 45-17 proving that when things were clicking they have what it takes to win the big one. The Big question is........can they continue to play at this high level? Dallas plays the Houston Texans in Houston next week and id wager they will be playing with something to prove. I'll be back with more content in the coming days. Stay faithful Cowboys Nation!