Matty Football Challenge: Week 2 Playoffs

Matty Football is back with his playoff picks for Week 2.

About Matthew Proctor

As a fan of American Football and gambling this is a wonderful time of year. Working for a large European betting firm for years covering NFL and College football I was lucky enough to go head to head with some of the planets best football gamblers. Each week I’ll do my best to tip you a winner but more importantly give you vital information for each game before putting down a wager.
Good Luck and Good Punting!!

Week 17 – Dallas @ Washington: Getting with the program

Steve Baker is sick of hearing the words “program” and “team culture” in post-game sport-speak (across a raft of codes). But when it comes to the impact of Rolando McClain on the Dallas Cowboys defense, there are no two words that sum up the difference between playing football in January or thinking about the draft and pre-season training between Christmas and New Years’.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 16 – Indianapolis @ Dallas: December dreaming for Romo

James Caughlin says there’s something wrong in Dallas: no late season collapse by Tony Romo and no talk of sacking head coach Jason Garrett. Craziest of all, the Cowboys are headed to the playoffs.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 15 – Dallas @ Philadelphia: Frustrations and realizations

After a tough home loss to Dallas, Philadelphia fan Scott Langford assesses the season so far and especially the role that “luck” has played in the Eagles wins and losses.

About Scott Langford

Australia’s Most Famous SUNY Cortland/Syracuse Alum

Melbourne boy who belongs back in New York.

Eagles fan who for some reason once wore a Giants Super Bowl ring.

Current US collegiate athletic recruiter and advisor.

Week 15 – Dallas @ Philadelphia: Embedded with the “screaming idiots”

It takes a brave man to wear a Dallas Cowboys’ jersey into Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. But Matt Walsh did just that and emerged from the madness to pen this story for us.

Week 14 – Dallas @ Chicago: Cowboys arrest their tailspin

James Caughlin says that Dallas still has its issues on defense, but thanks to the hard work of DeMarco Murray and the offensive line (and a poor Bears’ team), the Cowboys remain in the playoff hunt.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 12 – Dallas @ NY Giants: Catch it like Beckham

A painful but predictable loss to the Dallas Cowboys has New York Giants fan Ashley Browne calling for changes to the coaching staff. But he is excited by one thing: another exceptional performance by rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Week 10 – Dallas vs Jacksonville in London: A cure for what ails you

Sir Damon says the Dallas Cowboys may have had to deal with a long trip to London, but the payoff was big: a win over Jacksonville and a return to form by injured quarterback Tony Romo.

About Sir Damon

Sir Damon (may or may not be his real name) grew up in Los Angeles but has spent most of his life riding the Hammersmith & City line from Wood Lane to Baker Street. He was a fan of the old Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe and while highly skeptical that the Jacksonville Jaguars will become “London’s team,” he’s willing to give it a shot.

Week 9 – Arizona @ Dallas : How ‘Bout Dem Cards?

Steve Baker checks in from Valley Ranch on his beloved Cowboys. It’s time to get nervous and Brandon Weedon should start against Jacksonville.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 7 – NY Giants @ Dallas: Giants overwhelmed by “Big Three”

Giants’ fan Cody Royle thinks the Dallas Cowboys are the real deal and believes Romo, Murray and Bryant are starting to remind him of Aikman, Smith and Irvin.

About Cody Royle

A Melbourne-native, Cody packed up and moved to Toronto, Canada in 2009 largely to be closer to the NFL and his beloved New York Giants. He now coaches the Canadian Aussie Rules team and can be found tweeting @codyroyle.

Week 4 – New Orleans @ Dallas : The Word From The Ranch; You Aints Seen Nothing Yet (We Hope…)

Our resident Cowboys fan Steve Baker reports in from the Ranch after Dem Boys put some hurt on the Saints. Ever the ‘optimist’ *cough* Steve’s not getting too carried away…

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 4: New Orleans @ Dallas: Time for Optimism in Big D?

James Coughlin says that Dallas’ 3-1 start gives Cowboy fans hope, but they need to keep rolling before the difficult back end of the schedule sets in.

About James Caughlin

Growing up in Brisbane Australia, James got into the NFL during the 2000 season thanks to the Madden NFL video game. His cousins told him to use the Patriots (as a prank on him) but 3 Super Bowls and multiple winning season’s later, he has had the last laugh. Now you will hear him yelling at the TV around 4am on a Monday morning watching every Patriots game live.

Week 2 – Dallas @ Tennessee: It’s the little things

Little steps. Steve Baker is encouraged, but refuses to get carried away with a 26-10 Cowboys win on the road over the Titans.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

Week 1 – San Francisco @ Dallas: The Cowboys: A $3.2bil Vanity Project

A Portarlington caravan park on summer holidays was the beginning of Steve Baker’s love affair with the Dallas Cowboys. But after this morning’s loss to the Niners, it’s looks like its still very much business as usual at Valley Ranch.

About Steve Baker

Steve Baker cashed in his horses for choppers and went tear-assing around ‘Nam, looking for the shit. He’s been known to chopper in t-bones and beer and turn the L-Z into a beach party. Steve’s the defending ‘Most Pessimistic Dallas Fan’ champion and is in the midst of a life-long campaign to one day buy the Cowboys off Jerry Jones and end the madness. He’s also chief button-pusher for the Footy Almanac Podcast, so you can blame him.

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