Cowboys Are a Rudderless Ship

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Vinnie2u, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Either you didn't read my post or you don't understand the conversation here entirely.
  2. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    And people keep wanting change. Just give Garrett time. You need consistency at the head coach position.
  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    I don't know about 5-11, but I think the franchise has been steering a fairly steady course towward medicority for quite some time.
  4. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Thanks, sport, but I get it. Condescension noted.
  5. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Quelle surprise! :rolleyes:
  6. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    You also need some actual progress from one season to the next. Other coaches are coming right in and taking their teams to the playoffs or greatly improving the team. What exactly are we improving on that leads us to believe we'll make another step this coming year?
  7. jgboys1

    jgboys1 Well-Known Member

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    I hope Jerry is listening to you.
  8. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Year Record Finish (Regular / Post Season) Coach
    2012 8-8-0 3rd -- NFC East -- Jason Garrett
    2011 8-8-0 T2nd -- NFC East -- Jason Garrett
    2010 6-10-0 T3rd -- NFC East -- Wade Phillips, Jason Garrett
    2009 11-5-0 1st -- NFC East 1-1 - Lost Divisional Playoffs Wade Phillips
    2008 9-7-0 3rd -- NFC East -- Wade Phillips
    2007 13-3-0 1st -- NFC East 0-1 - Lost Divisional Playoffs Wade Phillips
    2006 9-7-0 2nd -- NFC East 0-1 - Lost Wild Card Playoffs Bill Parcells
    2005 9-7-0 3rd -- NFC East -- Bill Parcells
    2004 6-10-0 T2nd -- NFC East -- Bill Parcells
    2003 10-6-0 2nd -- NFC East 0-1 - Lost Wild Card Playoffs Bill Parcells
    2002 5-11-0 4th -- NFC East -- Dave Campo
    2001 5-11-0 5th -- NFC East -- Dave Campo
    2000 5-11-0 4th -- NFC East -- Dave Campo
    1999 8-8-0 2nd -- NFC East 0-1 - Lost Wild Card Playoffs Chan Gailey
    1998 10-6-0 1st -- NFC East 0-1 - Lost Wild Card Playoffs Chan Gailey
    1997 6-10-0 4th -- NFC East -- Barry Switzer

    There is a theme here. Losing, losing in the play-offs, change coaches, same results, change coaches, same results.

    One common denominator is Jerry Jones the GM, a man with no background in the NFL, but bought his way in.

    It's not that it didn't work this time. Since he became the high exalted decision maker for this franchise, it has yet to work with a team that he oversaw the talent acquisition.

    This is black and white.

    That is about as rudderless as a team can get.
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I don't doubt you think you do.
  10. Blue Eyed Devil

    Blue Eyed Devil Active Member

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    I have to agree. At this point he's just a different flavor of Wade Phillips.

    You might prefer "the process" to "aw shucks guys" but at the end of the day it's just different window dressing at the press conference.

    Behind the scenes Jerry is still the most important guy in the office and Garrett is just one of a number of "important voices" that Jerry talks to prior to making a "decision by consensus."

    This is not Garrett's team, it's Jerry team. Garrett is just part of Jerry's team.
  11. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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  12. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

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    jerry is al davis. jerry thinks he knows football. so did al davis. and in their older age, they becamse jokes of the NFL. wojuld, could stephen commit his dad to a mental institution?
  13. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    Rudderless? Ha, rudderless plus the main mast is laying on the deck. Jerry's plan is to throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks. He's been doing that for years, some here actually buy into it, over,and over, and over.......

    IAMKING Benched

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    Need a good head coach THAN consistency
  15. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    We are moving in a direction. A counterclockwise swirl as we get flushed with the other turds in the NFL.
  16. Trajan

    Trajan Active Member

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    The ship has a rudder, the problem is the Captain behind the wheel is drunk.
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Our ship has sunk many times. The problem is the captain is the first one on the lifeboat.
  18. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy 2016 was a gift, 2017 is a mission Zone Supporter

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    And there is no reason to believe this process is any different than the last 6 processes. The problem is simple: Some philosophies bear fruit, or, and grow into productive, winning approaches. That hasn't happened in Dallas since the early and mid nineties.

    Not saying this new process can't become a good one, but the odds are long.
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    This is a valid criticism. But having no faith that the direction chosen will be unsuccessful is wholly different than saying there is no direction, of course.
  20. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    How much time does he need? Head coach in the NFL is not a place for on the job training! Actually, he may do fine as just a head coach, but he is absolutely terrible pulling double duty while running the offense. He either needs to be HC or OC because it is painfully obvious he sucks at doing both.

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