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Cowboys Lead the League in Least Amount of Interceptions

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by cowboyskid29, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. cowboyskid29

    cowboyskid29 Member

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    It is so annoying watching the defense. I know they are solid at not giving up yards and keeping teams out of the endzone, but they don't make game changing plays. Every time the ball is in the air you know there is no chance of it being taken away.

    Dallas has 4 INTs and 2 of them were flukey bobbled balls that magically bounced into Carr and McCray's hands.

    There are 9 players in the NFL that have 4 or more INTs.

    IMO this problem has been mostly overlooked by this board, and I think it is just as detrimental as our porous offensive line.



    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categoryst...rence=ALL&role=OPP&season=2012&seasonType=REG
  2. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Possibly could of helped a very struggling offense yesterday.

    Course, this has been the defense's status quo for years now. Bend don't break. Barely get by and make no big plays accounting for better field advantage for the offense or TD's.

    I had to pinch myself when they actually got some big plays against the egals.
  3. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    Umm, this is stated after every single game.
  4. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    It probably has to do with the fact we are always playing from behind. The other team doesn't have to take much chances with a lead.

    Get our offense to play well from the start and then you'll have better chance of getting ints when the other team throw more low percentage passes to catch up.
  5. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    Problem is, that isn't the case and really hasn't been for a while.


    Yet, the defense still produces very little in turnover's or Big plays.
  6. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

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    Scandrick dropped at least two against Eagles and probably 1-2 more against the Browns. This guy has stone hands which is why he's playing defense.

    Hit the ball jug!
  7. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    This drives me nuts with this D. Last game the Weeden was throwing GIMME ints and our defenders either weren't even close to the receiver to make any kind of play or the ball hit them on the hand and they couldn't catch it. Then there was the fumble where the ball was just sitting on the ground and nobody even attempted to get it. You aren't going to win if your D can't get turnovers in this league and it's a continued trend of horrible coaching.
  8. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    They have no play makers carr is a good cd. safties are average to below, claiborne can be good in a few years once he learns not to hold every play
  9. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    I think some blame goes to the Dallas offense, teams tend to take fewer risks in the passing game when they are leading or down just one score and that has happened a lot this year.
  10. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    its because our secondary is so good the other team is not throwing the ball :)

    that is why we are getting all of those "coverage sacks" that everyone predicted :D

    see, told ya pressure from the front 7 doesnt matter;)
  11. Cristoff

    Cristoff Member

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    No pressure on the quarterback from our D-line means that receivers have all day to get open..not that hard to figure out.
  12. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Our offense has nothing to do with the D not catching balls that hit them in the hands.
  13. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    I said some of the blame not all of it.
  14. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Terrence Newman has more pics off Peyton Maninng than our corners have had all year. Just saying
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I thought we were supposed to work on this last summer.
  16. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    Scandrick should have atleast 4
  17. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    Some of it is coverage. We don't play a lot of zone (for good reason, our guys stink on ice at it) and we don't always have the kind of safety coverages that let the corners gamble. You'll usually only see our corners gamble when they're covering from the slot or on a zone assignment toward the middle or seams when they are more sure that they have help.

    Still, that doesn't explain everything. I'd expect us to be in the 15-20 range in the league with our scheme, not last.
  18. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    We acknowledge this problem every week for like 3 years
  19. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    It's like this every year now, different players, different coaches, I still can't explain it. No Jerry remarks either, he is not playing DB.
  20. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Shouldn't the title of this thread be:
    Cowboys are last in the league in interceptions?

    How do you lead from behind?

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