Originally Posted by TwoDeep3
How good is this Dallas team?
They have a shot at going 10-6, or 8-8 or 9-7. Or if the Mayans were really tuned in guys, 8-6 and it doesn't matter.
10-6 gets them into the play-offs, and then that is a new day. The other two are just more of the same we've seen over the last few years.
Now some will argue that making the play-offs, anything can happen. And that is true. But then why does Vegas give odds on projected results.
Obviously to get action. But there is some truth to what they think will happen.
10-6 may be enough. But probably not heading into a tournament against teams that have played well all season long while Dallas runs out back-ups that weren't on the team when this trek started.
The odds are so weighted against a miracle ending, Vegas has them at 80-1 to win it all.
But what truly is enough for you? Do you want to win the Super Bowl?
[View Full Quote]Now I have been branded, lectured, and scolded about being negative. People don't understand looking at the team, making a dispassionate assessment and then formulating an opinion.
I love this team as much as you do.
Do you want a Super Bowl?
That is the only question that matters. Because 13-3 and losing at any level of the play-offs is not enough.
This game is about winning, and winning it all.
When was the last time you heard anyone bragging about the NFC Championship games their team has played in?
I can tell you Dallas has lost eight NFC Championship games.
They have won eight NFC Championship games.
Lost three Super Bowls.
Won five Super Bowls.
So what is the real goal here?
For me it is to win Championships.
All the happy horse manure about being satisfied if they won a play-off game, or even lost in an NFC Championship game would go right away after you lost in the play-offs. The only thing you take with a play-off loss is you may be good enough to get back there the next year.
But Dallas has an aging Super Star and the likelihood of getting back is tough.
This post isn't some rambling bit of crapola. Think on this.
What would it take to win it all?
Forget the Giants and their march to the prize.
What would it take for Dallas to be in position to win it all next year?
Back-up Running Back
Back-up Corner back
Would you agree with that assessment?
If so, what truly would it take to get those pieces? Can the team get them?
Draft or FA? Both?
So all the arguing, debating, and seeing who is right and who is wrong is pushing paper around the desk.
The goal is to win it all. Romo is the center piece for this team to do so. Give him the right pieces and this guy can win. Give him the right pieces and health over two seasons and he can go back to back.
What will it take to get into position?
Now some of you have never seen this team truly in the hunt. Most have.
Telling me just winning a play-off game would be satisfying is baloney.
For those of you who were around in 1994, how did that losing to the 49ers taste?
For those of you around in 1981, how did that losing because of The Catch taste?
It has been argued that just getting into the play-offs would be enough.
I suggest if you feel that way, you are a sadder sack than me who assesses the team and makes a guess at how they will turn out.
Because there is no goal of almost.
So, what will it take to get the right players in position to win it all?
Because even as skeptical as I sometimes seem, I do think this team is close...
...with those right pieces.
So what is the answer to the $64 dollar question?
What will it take to hoist the Lombardi in 2013?
For me the best way to go about “winning it all” would be to implement schemes on both sides of the ball that maximise the talent you actually have to play with.
I would argue that our defense is more effective now that it was when we were completely healthy.
Well it’s not because we’ve better talent (far from it) but now Roy Ryan is running the defense to maximise the abilities of our best players (Ware, Spencer, Car etc.).
There’s only so much “talent” you can acquire in any one offseason.