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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. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I don't totally disagree with you, I think our schedule was a bit top heavy. But, we played Tampa, Carolina, NO, CLE, Cinci, Pitt, and Philly twice. Those were all bad football teams and they made up half our schedule. Actually, come to think of it, those were 7 of the 8 games we won.

    Dallas lost to every good team it played...so had we not had a soft schedule, we wouldn't have sniffed the playoffs.
  2. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    A weak strength of schedule only matters if you are a good team. We are not a good team, and there are other who will be looking at their game against Dallas and penciling in a win. We will be part of some other team's weak strength of schedule.

    Houston had a weak schedule last year and blew out some teams, including the super Bowl champs. We did not blow any team out last year. If we had played the worst team in the NFL 5 times last year, we would have won 4 of those games by a total of 8 points.
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    And then it turned out to be 4th hardest.
  4. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No, you are missing the point. The numbers I gave were 2012 performance based on strength of schedule of 2011 opponents.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Only b/c of 3 or 4 teams. The schedule as a whole was not that tough. Saying it was is just making an excuse for this team's piss poor play.
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Calm down Future... just stating the facts as they are listed based on win percentage of opponents.
    No freakin excuses for anyone here.

    If you wish to make your own assessment of how good each team was, go for it.
  7. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    its offically the off season....the only season the Cowboys have won for the last 16 years....so a run is possible....but why stop there....its superbowl time in Dallas

    sos means nothing until the game is played...games are won on the field not online
  8. SkinsFan28

    SkinsFan28 Active Member

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    Probably bigger than SOS, which isn't saying much, is where a team's bye is. The Skins were helped by a pretty late bye week this year, I think teams that have one of the 1st few byes always have a bit of a disadvantage.
  9. Titleist

    Titleist Active Member

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    While I do agree that strength of schedule does not matter too much, I guarantee you that if we had a hard strength of schedule this coming year, everybody here would be complaining.
  10. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    but was that before the season strength of schedule or after the season strength of schedule?
  11. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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  12. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    No schedule is weak if you're not ready to play every week you'll get your butt handed to you regardless of the opponent. There's peaks and valley's every season with teams changing from week to week you have to be on your game to win consistently in the NFL.
  13. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    You don't know how tough or how easy your schedule is until the season plays out. A year ago at this time, Dallas was supposed to have the 11th toughest schedule in 2012. But that was based on the opponents' 2011 W-L records.

    It ended up being the 5th toughest schedule. A year ago, the Steelers were supposed to have the 14th toughest schedule in 2012. It ended up being the 6th easiest. That's why the Steelers (also 8-8) will get to pick ahead of us in the draft.

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