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Video: Aikman to Rocket

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ehcrossing, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Fan Zone Supporter

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    What a great play against our most hated rivals.

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  2. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Man I wish I was older enough to see the Troy Aikman era.
  3. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    It was an awesome play to cap an absolutely awesome comeback.
  4. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    What a great play call.

    Always liked Rocket.
  5. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Fan Zone Supporter

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    Not sure if it was their stadium opener. I can remember some chick I was datin at the time would drag me to church and that was the only play of the game I caught.
  6. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    I remeber dropping my cousin off to work and saw a guy in a Cowboys jersey and yelled something to the effect like, "Yea Cowboys..." He looked at me wit disappointment like, man we got blown out. I told him we won in overtime. He was like "what?!?!"
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  7. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Fan Zone Supporter

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    lol. good stuff
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  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Don't know if it was a stadium Opener but was thinking it was season opener.

    And I could be wrong on this as sometimes a persons memories will be wrong.

    But I could swear when I watched that originally that shortly after that play the cameras flashed up to the Owners's box and Daniel Snyder was fuming and cussing like he was throwing a temper tantrum. I have never seen it in a replay since that so maybe my memory is completely wrong.
  9. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    If Galloway never got injured, the 'trade' probably wouldn't have looked so bad. The guy was killing it in Seattle from every position from what I remember.
  10. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Fan Zone Supporter

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    It was for sure the season opener. I can vouch for that
  11. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    Not bashing Aikman or Rocket, but that's just a bad mistake at the worst possible time on the part of the defense more than a great play by the Cowboys. That being said, I remember jumping off the coach and running the length of the living room as Rocket crossed the goal line.
  12. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Fan Zone Supporter

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    The defense bit on the play action pass thats what is designed to do.
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  13. JPostSam

    JPostSam Well-Known Member

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    that ball was thrown perfectly.

    oh, and, what a decent o-line and a credible run game do for a team's passing attack!
  14. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Great game, remember it like it was last week.
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Its basically the exact same thing as the Holley play against SF, only Rocket scored.
  16. panchucko

    panchucko We have a pretty good offense Zone Supporter

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    Didn't the comeback start once Emmitt took over the game. He was running right through their D.

    I noticed how loud the cheers were for the Cowboys.
  17. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Fan Zone Supporter

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    I don't know man. I was in church that day and only caught the final play of the game.
  18. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    That was the season opener in 1999, I remember I still had hope but it was the beginning of the end in a lot of ways. Went 8-8 that year and Gailey was fired.
  19. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! That's what a strong running game does for you. If you're run game sucks those guys don't even consider biting, they're busy clogging up the secondary looking for INTs.
  20. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This is a common comment, and I always wonder at it. The defense should be reacting to the formation and tendencies. Even if a bad running back gets the ball, they're going to take him just as seriously as they'd take a good one. Meaning they're going to move up to fill if they think you're running it.

    About the only thing having a better running game does is naturally influence your tendencies. Since you're more successful with it, you're more likely to run it more often. The flip side of that is there's also benefit in calling plays across your tendencies.
    Overall, I'm not sure there's much evidence to support that a strong running game makes misdirection more effective than a weak one. Though I'd be interested in hearing the arguments to the contrary. I'm sure there are some good ones.
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