Originally Posted by sonnyboy
Dallas is 2-2, and as Bill Parcells says, "You are what your record says you are."
This just always pissed me off. It's so ignorant.
You are what you are after 16 games because that's when they total it up, break ties and send 12 teams to the post season.
Between now and then, especially after only 5 weeks, it's perfectly reasonable to compare us to any other team regardless of record.
Cleveland is the only other 2-2 team after 5 weeks. Here's their body of work:
Lost to the Bengals in Cleveland by 10.
Beat the Colts in Indy by 9.
Beat the Dolphins in Cleveland by 12.
Lost to the Titans in Cleveland by 19!
So lets do the math. They've played 4 teams who most likely won't finish better than .500. 3 of 4 at home and the one road game was against a free falling Colts team that hadn't adjusted to life without Peyton.
[View Full Quote]Would anyone in their right mind compare this favorably to what the Cowboys have done?
Now this is just one example and it is a bit of an extreme. But they are the only other 2-2 team right now.
Point I'm making is that this early on, it's fair to make this type on comparison to just about any 1-3, 3-1, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1, even 5-0 team.
Thank you. Another one of those myths that seems to be taken as fact. Atlanta ended up 13-3 last year, after several close wins over average to poor teams. They didn't look even close to a 13-3 team in their playoff game. I don't care how well GB played. That team was a fraud.