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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by McLovin, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Well, I'm not a fan of our offensive design in general. And yes, the pace could have been better.
  2. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    Do wanna actually post reasons you think this instead of trolling?
  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I think the main gripe is the lack of urgency that was used for that drive. It appeared no different than the rest while needing two scores in 6 minutes. It could have worked out, SD was mostly in prevent allowing for short, quick strikes to move up the field. I think the deep ball there would have been risky and we might have seen a stick-figured Romo in a noose all over the internet Monday. It did take a bit longer than necessary IMO against that situational defense but Romo had them there with a chance to get within three with their time-outs left. Would the defense have held them to give us that chance? We will never know.....
  4. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Urgency is gripe #1. But Romo did go deep twice on that drive -Both to Witten doubled - 1 PI or 25 yards, 1 incompletion in end zone. Dez, TWll and Harris had better covereage in a few plays on that drive but didn't get the 15-20yrd throw.

    Also, it seems like they conceded 2 drives and use all TOs on SD possesson. If you can score wth 3:30 left it make SD play differently. We may never gotten the ball back, but maybe saved a TO/2min warning when wegot the ball back. When down 2 scores, more timeis > less time
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Ahh, I missed that PI to Witten then. Had to go on a beer run :)

    Agree that 2 mins might not have been enough time, one first down was all that would have been needed.
  7. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    This ^. I see the propenciy for stop and out/sideline routes so that seems to be the play/scheme design. Then I see Romo quickly check down under little duress and it seems to exacebate it. So I dont know how much is Romo's preference vs overall scheme/pilosophy/coaching. Safeties are starting to creep up as they keep the 10 yard routes as a go to
  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    The Cowboys did not seem to have the urgency to think like, say, needing a field goal to tie or win a game. I've seen this team go down the field in short order on occasions like that, but this time they seemed to just play at a normal pace, which is not good, 3 timeouts or not. Even if they had scored, they most likely lose the game unless they recover an onside kick, which I doubt they would have tried.

    But, one thing that I cannot understand and maybe someone will explain it to me, but why do the Cowboys have to make a play call from upstairs, down to the QB coach,, then have to relay that to the QB?! Stupid! That takes time, time that is needed to get as fast to the goalline as possible. Why the middle man?
  9. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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  10. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Maybe he will learn to not write a check he cannot cash! But, he's a boy, so I give him a break.

    :D
  11. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    OH is he a child? That explains his trolling.
  12. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    He's an Anti-Romo stan.

    :D
  13. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    I am talking about the pace of the drive, it was too casual. And on top of that they call a pass play to the middle of the field on the fumble and not to the end zone. Even if Williams hadn't fumbled they would've lost a lot of time there or quite possibly a timeout.

    The whole thing was stupid. This is a dumb team.
  14. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    This offense is designed to keep Romo's ball security and turnovers down...hence the boring offense

    He really hasn't rolled out much from pressure like he has in years past with good success
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, it sure looks boring to me also, but at least Romo is not the one losing the last two games. There are 12 games left, and if Romo and the team can jell and keep the INT's down, play within themselves like they have done, they may have a chance at the end of the season. The Cowboys look sloppy on both sides of the ball right now, but they could have won both games they lost...they did not get blown out.

    Penalties seem to be down so far, but the fumbles are not looking good. And, there have been some good take away's, hopefully more to come.

    It's not a race, it's a marathon.
  16. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Great post, appreciate the OP taking time to write it up.

    The offense is sloppy, conservative and unable to take advantages of matchups. Romo needs to start throwing to Dez regardless of coverage.

    Defense is inconsistent to say the least.
  17. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Thanks for the analysis, McLovin. It's appreciated.
  18. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Below is Play #2 resulting in a 4 yard sack. Hanna is upper left most cowboy that started the play where Romo is at the LOS. Witten had the DL and LB now free to get to Romo. TWill has passed the safety and is 1-1 with CB. Stll seems there was no need for a sack, but the Hanna usage is strange to me
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    another view
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    Here is SD first play. Rivers goes deep and throws into coverage, but just misses a completion as it is underthrown.
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    Carr knocks it down [IMG]
    Dallas has 2nd and 14 and SD is 2nd and 10. The defense fo Dallas now knows Rivers will take a shot even with single high dep safety. I think this play opened up undereath later on and then that opened deep passes to Royal and Gates.

    In any event I think ROmo should have thrown the ball deep away at the very least
  19. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    I thought on that first play Dez should have sat in the open area instead of continuing his route across the field
  20. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    It would have been a throw across the body...probably a litle risky. the loft to Witten or Dz would have worked better han a sack.

    The killer would be for TWill to break to the post as he crossed the safety

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