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News: At 4-4, Cowboys continuing reign of mediocrity never before seen

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Bungarian, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    Of course they did. Of course the Dallas Cowboys blew a pair of 10-point fourth-quarter leads in excruciating fashion at Detroit on Sunday, losing 31-30 to the Lions to fall back to .500, reaching midseason at 4-4.

    Back to .500 is the Cowboys' default setting. How can we even be surprised at this point? It's just the natural order of things in Dallas. Seasons come and seasons go, but the only given in the NFL is that the Cowboys will find their way back to average. It has gone virtually unrecognized, and perhaps under-appreciated, but Dallas is in the midst of a reign of mediocrity the football world has never before seen.

    Consider the following:

    • The Cowboys this season have earned their 4-4 record, having spent four of the season's first eight weeks at the break-even mark. They were 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 and now are 4-4. Three times they've had the opportunity to climb two games over .500, and three times they've reverted to form, losing 17-16 at Kansas City in Week 2, by 11 at San Diego in Week 4 and by a point to the Lions, on the strength of that remarkable Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson-led comeback.

    • Dallas in 2012 finished 8-8, and in third place in the NFC East, six times sporting a .500 record: At 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 5-5, 6-6, and finally 8-8, thanks to a two-game season-ending losing streak that cost it a playoff berth.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20131029/dallas-cowboys-mediocrity/#ixzz2jEr00Prq
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  2. 9of11

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  3. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    this is really sad, but it is what this team is. Jerry said at the end of last year that he wasn't paying all that money for an average team, let's see if he's true to his word.
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  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I found this article to be half full and half empty.
  5. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Nothing we don't know. It's been beaten to death.

    The finger points to the man up top. Same guy after all these years. 17 years of mediocrity .... trying to prove it HIS way.

    Yep ... great work Jerry.
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    There's no way its been beaten to death as much as the rest of that post.
  7. MagicMan

    MagicMan Active Member

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    wow, guess they don't read CZ, we've been talking about this for ages. Wait til next weekend, when it may be 5-5 again. Uncanny and mind blowing.

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