Cowboys Game ***Cowboys vs Raiders post game thread***

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    last drive was a thing of beauty. i thought frederick had a really good game. i'm crossing my fingers hoping cutler is not back for the next game. if we beat chicago i could see this team going on a little streak.
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  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Tell that to the Patriots. Ravens. Steelers. Saints. Giants. They've seemed to be able to escape this parity you speak of over recent years.

    We're not a victim of anything but mismanagement.
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  3. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I'd be more fearful of McCown than Cutler.
  4. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    Happy Thanksgiving.
  5. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Team was flat after the big win in the Meadowlands. Kind of expected, but glad they got there feet under them and took over the game.

    Dunbar was a catalyst, hope the the injury isn't serious.
  6. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Truly a game of two halves.

    The first half, the Cowboys were dominated on both lines. The offense looked very shaky, the run pass balance was way out of whack, and the defensive line wasn't getting within three yards of McGloin each time he went back to pass. The Cowboys sold out to stop the run, and were being carved up through the air. The team truly looked like it was feeling the effects of a short week off of an emotional, physical win over a division rival the previous Sunday.

    Then, the two minute drive at the end of the first half seemed to change everything. Romo found a groove, and Murray's TD run was a well timed play call for a situation where the Raiders were thinking pass.

    In the second half, the roles flipped. The offensive line, in particular, the left side of the line, absolutely enforced their will on the Raider defense, and the run game came alive. The offense controlled the pace in the second half, and the defense did just enough. It turned out to be a very nice win, and sets them up to be in a position to absorb two difficult conference games in the next two weeks. The rest before Chicago is much needed.

    Romo was real solid today, Dunbar has been a revelation the last two weeks (hopefully the knee injury is minor), and Tyron Smith continues to be a monster (he owned Lamarr Houston today). The defense is still a little scary (they made Andre Holmes look like a Pro Bowler - Jerry Jones must have been so proud), but they made plays when they needed to.

    Hopefully Lee is healthy for the Monday nighter against the Bears - Matt Forte will be a real test, as will the secondary's ability to handle Marshall and Jeffery. The offense will need to be on point next week.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.
  7. 30yrheel

    30yrheel Well-Known Member

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    Agree there's better managed teams but the talent level is close team to team. I'm happy with a home win over any team.
  8. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    If you have 4 or more intentionally negative posts in this thread you are trolling and in severe danger of catching an infraction.
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  9. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I felt pretty good even when down 21-7, but didn't want to fall behind my any more than 14.

    Dunbar woke us up a little, .. I know he woke Murray up. Murrany looked pretty active after Dunbar got hot.

    Witten even looked a little spry at times. Did you notice that?

    24 unanswered pts in the NFL is pretty good. Even if the team is 4-7. Pretty good they way we fought back and took control of the game. (in all three phases :) )
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  10. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    You're right ... following the Broncos' loss. So, it was actually W, W, L, W, L, W, W. I missed that.
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    A 4-7 team that received a "gift" TD right off the bat...

    Give a 4-7 team a gift TD every game and they aren't going to be under .500 for long.

    It was a good win for Dallas.
  12. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    HUGE win considering that the Cowboys have 10 days to rest up again. The game against the Bears is astronomically important for the Cowboys to win since they play 2 of their last 3 at home.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Keep that acceptance bar high, then. I'll take the one-touchdown home win over a bad team and run with it. In an l-triptophan haze right now, anyway.
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  14. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    I am thankful that the Cowboys won, and even more thankful that the people who can't just be happy the team won are miserable.
  15. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Huh? This isn't the 90s Cowboys. This isn't the old NFL. You can't have those standards anymore. The standards now are get in the playoffs get hot, a little lucky.
  16. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    You're missing a W in there. We beat Sk*ns & Eagles back:back earlier in that stretch, too. The back:backs sandwiched the L, W, L.
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I think many of us realize that this team (the Cowboys) aren't a "Top-8" football team at this point... Too many holes on defense.

    But a win is a win is a win. :)
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  18. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    They were acting like they were pissed we won......................then downplayed it and said when we play good teams in the playoffs we will lose for sure.
  19. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Dunbar needs to be our RB between the 20's. Let Murray pound it in.

    It was an ugly win, but I'll take it
  20. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    The Ravens and the Pats yes but the Saints, Steelers, Giants have all missed the playoffs multiple times in the last 10 years.

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