Originally Posted by Alexander
There is no significance to grasp. Other than the fact that there are two young teams that appear to be on the upswing does not mean that this is a future dynasty in the works anything close to the team in that era. "Exact circumstances" are a bit more concrete than making flimsy comparisons simply because we'd desperately like them to fit. There are simple facts that are missed. We cannot say that team was "where we are now" because we don't have the same quality of a head coach, the playing field is different because of free agency and frankly, the talent is not at that level.
That team recognized weaknesses and took bold steps immediately to correct them. The Haley trade was the following summer and we took Kevin Smith to upgrade the cornerbacks in the draft. Those are two big moves that we honestly will not be able to make.
[View Full Quote]When it becomes significant is when the team shows even more progress, as the team immediately demonstrated the following season. So start making these analogies when we start threatening for the Super Bowl next year.
Otherwise it is fans drawing irrelevant conclusions and analogies to make themselves feel better after what should be recognized as a disappointing end to a season that could have been special.
The analogy is quite apt.
This is a young team that had been in a serious drought and had to learn how to win. They had to develop a belief that they can win in the playoffs. They are an arrow pointing in the right direction.
That applies to the coaches as well, enough said.
That doesn't mean the 2010 Cowboys will be anything like the 1992 Cowboys but it does mean this team is the closest to the 1991 circumstances of any Cowboy team since.
If you don't like the analogy feel free not to use it but for cripes sakes stop crying because others do.
But I still don't know what any team saw Thursday night that would have made them comfortable with waiting a round or two for the offensive lineman they wanted. ---Todd McShay
We just converted half our LB to DL. We have a 30m starting DL, it better be pretty friggin good.