You can always count on Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels to call games as they see them. Collinsworth has a little more distance from the Cowboys than the analysts who worked their last two games – Daryl Johnston, who was an integral part of the Cowboys running game in the “glory days”, and Troy Aikman, who got the “pressure relief” from Emmitt Smith that allowed him to throw the ball. Collinsworth and Michaels will be calling Sunday’s Cowboys-Falcons game for NBC.
I thought Collinsworth, whose caustic commentary makes him one of the least favorite broadcasters among coaches and players around the league, would be harsher on the phone in talking Cowboys, who have had their share of problematic moments in clawing to their 3-4 start.
Turned out, Collinsworth, whose calling card is “if I see it, I’ll say it” barely had a discouraging word after dissecting game film.