Archive for September, 2010

How about those Cowboys

September 30, 2010

I predicted a win over Houston; in fact I bet on it and won $10.  I originally thought they would be 12 and 4, now maybe I think 11 and 5.  I don’t want to jinx them, but I think the team is really talented.   

It’s not all bad to start slow, especially for a talented team where the expectations are high.  A slow start keeps you from listening to too much of the hype. Starting 0 and 2 you’re still in the hunt, but you know you have to get focused.  I think we saw that in the Houston game…they were fired up, and that game was a much more coordinated effort.  Now, if they’d gone 0 and 3, that’s tougher.  At 0 and 3, players start pointing fingers and blaming each other, and that’s not where you want to be. 

Right now the offensive line is really good, but we need them to stay healthy.  And we’ve got great receivers…Roy Williams is really good, and I think we’ll see him getting a lot better. And we’ve got Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, too.  So, I think we’ll see more great games ahead.

The Super Bowl countdown continues

September 16, 2010

Last Friday night we kicked off the weekend with the last of the three Super Bowl concerts at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington.  To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cowboys, there was a recap of the Cowboys Super Bowl wins with former Cowboys – myself included – speaking with Brad Sham about those past games.  Emmitt Smith was honored as the latest Hall of Fame inductee, and then there was a concert performance by Tim McGraw.  It was hard to tell whether the crowd was there more  for the Cowboys or for the music – but it was a great evening.  We were able to host a good number of military men and women there in appreciation for everything that they have done for our country, and we had a nice crowd of our employees from Jones Lang LaSalle, too.

Emmitt Smith speaking at the event Friday, September 10

Saturday morning my family and I were up with the sun to participate in the 2010 Start! Heart Walk in downtown Dallas. This year I was proud to serve as the Honorary Chair and was able speak to a big crowd about the importance of heart health.  Jones Lang LaSalle helped raise money, and it felt great to see about 50 of our employees walking the streets of Dallas to support such a great cause.