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Dallas 2013 Strength of Schedule is one of the weakest

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I never buy this argument. Teams change from year to year. Seven months ago Washington was viewed as the 4th best team in the East and we were never supposed to beat Cincy and Putzburg.
  3. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    This means nothing....
  4. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Perfectly put
  5. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    New England and the Texans had 2 of the weakest schedules in the league last year and it helped them make the playoffs.
  6. LOBO7

    LOBO7 Active Member

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    Softer schedule + stay healthy + better Oline + better Defense = maybe this is the year they make a run.
  7. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I never buy into this type of thing because how strong teams are from one season to the next never turns out to be true.
  8. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Meaningless. There's no such thing as an easy schedule or game for that matter.
  9. rathalarge

    rathalarge Active Member

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    So True!
  10. CowboysPhan

    CowboysPhan Obsequious Cowboys Toadie

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    It never fails, in fact, that the teams you think are pushovers because they were pushovers last year end up being extremely tough. Everyone was penciling in a W at Seattle when the schedule came out this year because, Dude, it's the Seahawks. Then they turned out to be one of the tougher teams in the league. I fully expect every team we play to be powerhouses next year.
  11. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    6 out of the 10 teams with the easiest strength of schedule made the playoffs last year, and only 3 of the 10 teams with the hardest made it. It's not a free path there, but it certainly helps.
  12. jesusdlg

    jesusdlg Member

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    I totally agree on this.
  13. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Remember that cupcake last year with a rookie named Russell Wilson also?
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Should look more at who is on your schedule than what the strength is.

    Pretty confident Jax will be bad again and Denver and NE will be good.
  15. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    You are missing the point. Of course the teams with the actual weakest schedules will be helped but this list is based off last seasons wins and loses. You simply cannot judge anything anymore off what happened last season. Just because Dallas is 25th right now doesn't mean it will stay that way during the season.
  16. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    St. Louis had one loss in a tough NFC West division last year. Having that game at home helps a lot though. But we should win this one at home. St Louis still has nobody that can beat you deep that much at WR.

    Oakland will be bad, Kansas City will be bad. Should win both of these

    New Orleans, Green Bay, and Denver will be really tough games. Winning one of those 3 is acceptable.

    Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota will all be competitive games. Need to win 2 of these 3.

    As far as the division goes just depends on how good Philly is and we'll have to at least split with the other two. If Philly is as bad or even worse than this year we may have a fairly weak schedule. If Philly ends up being real good out of nowhere the schedule is fairly decent. Only 2 really bad teams. There's around 8 or 9 games we should win on paper based on looking at the teams right now. We have no idea what will happen with these teams in the off season, nor do we know what we'll get.
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Although I didn't think we had a particularly difficult schedule this year either.
  18. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    There were periods of it that were real tough. Basically from about week 4 through the Philly game we played tougher teams. Chicago fell apart later in the year but they looked played like a contender the first half of the season. Atlanta, Baltimore, and Seattle won playoff games. We did have injuries hamper us later in the year but all we had to do was beat Washington and we were a playoff team. But I'll also say if we didn't have all the injuries we probably win one or more of those that were against playoff teams. We basically lost to the Giants by an inch.
  19. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Ding Ding Ding, ..

  20. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    It will also depend on how the schedule is set up. Lets say we have a schedule similar to how it's set up this year. We play say week 3 Giants, Week 4 @ New Orleans, Week 5 St. Louis, Week 6 @ Minnesota, Week 7 @ Washington Week 8 Denver or something like that we'll all think the schedule is tough because it basically forces you to have to start 3-0 because winning more than one or two games in the 4-8 stretch won't be easy. That's basically what we kinda got this year.

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