DFW Sports MIX by Don Arnet

Are there any leaders on the Dallas Cowboys team please step up!!! Well, I always think the quarterback is the ultimate leader on any football team. He calls the shots and the signals. I think Tony Romo did a great job in calling the shots in the 34-21 win over Tampa Bay in the first game of the year. A three touchdown day for Tony, and guess who else stepped up. The three receivers who has the task of picking up the catches that Terrell Owens left behind. Patrick Crayton, Roy Williams, and Miles Austin each scored a touchdown. Sure it’s the first win of the season and it’s early. But a win like that is a chance to be optimistic for things to come.

While we are on the subject of football, the SMU Mustangs are out of the gate and rolling. 2-0 to begin the season, the latest a wild victory over University of Alabama-Birmingham, 35-33. In his second year as Ponies QB, Bo Levi Mitchell is getting comfortable in Coach June Jones’s run and shoot attack. And as time goes along, he will get better, and Mustang fans will like that as the Ponies look to get their first bowl bid since the 80’s.

Time for me to put on my tuxedo and step out. The Dallas All Sport Banquet is coming up, September 22 at the Fairmount Hotel in Dallas. This event honors the best in sports. All your fave, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, and more is expected to be there. There will be an award to honor Joe Montana this year. Gee, we honor a guy who tore our hearts out in 1982 with the desperation heave to Dwight Clark in the NFC Championship game to send the Niners to the Super Bowl that year. And don’t forget the comeback in the iced over Cotton Bowl game against Houston in 1979. Oh well, it’s all about the love and the career of Joe.

The season’s are meshing together. Next week, the Dallas Mavericks open house at the American Airlines Center, Monday September 21. You will see the new Mavs, including Shawn Marion. And the new 1080p HD scoreboard, and the new 3rd jersey the Mavs will wear. Plus, it’s an All Star year in Dallas. This season should be fun.