Originally Posted by Oh_Canada
Guess you missed the stats outlining where the Cowboys are in relation to the vaunted Niners Oline and Cleveland's 2-8 oline...those are over the course of the ENTIRE year.
How many times does Romo (who admits he does this) hold on to the ball the extra second or two in order to make a play??? He is elusive I grant you, but there are times he doesn't do his oline any favors.
I did neglect to mention the running game, because we are all missing one large variable from the equation. Demarco Murray has misssed half the season. Did the Vikings run the ball as effectively without Adrian Peterson???? No. Did they suddenly become a better oline this year or could it have ANYTHING to do with AP's return???? The Browns average 3.7 yds per rush and 92.5 yds per game WITH Trant Richardson on the roster. It's not like they are gashing people.
[View Full Quote]We all can agree, the Cowboys need to replace Free sooner rather than later, but this incessant call for replacing 4/5 of the oline is ridiculous. We just have not had a large enough sample size to conclude anything with the oline.
Quite frankly with or without Demarco Murray this team hasn't run well this year so while I'm sure there would be improvement with him in the line-up I don't for one minute think you would call us good.
As for waiting on a decent sample size to judge this OL think about this.
Wouldn’t you think a bad team like Carolina would need all the good young talent it could get its hands on so why would they let Bernadeau go?
Again Cincinnati looks capable of making a playoff push so again would continuity on their OL be important but Livings was let go.
Dockery’s best days (however good they were) are long gone.
Costa, all of a sudden he’s the OL savoir?
And Free’s performance is up and down like the preverbal whore’s drawers.
And you say all we need to replace is Free?