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News: DC.COM: Spagnola: This Program Heading In The Right Direction

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Mickey Spagnola
    DallasCowboys.com Columnist

    IRVING, Texas – Home is usually good.

    You know, home for the holidays; home for the summer; home on leave.
    But home for the playoffs is not.

    And for the third consecutive season the Dallas Cowboys are sitting at home this weekend, not involved in the NFL playoffs. Not this wild-card weekend and certainly not next weekend’s divisional round of games reserved for the top two teams in each conference and this weekend’s four winners.

    Ba-humbug. Nobody is in a good mood.

    Not you.

    Not the local media.

    Not the coaching staff here at The Ranch.

    Not the players.

    And for sure, not the owner, Jerry Jones spewing his frustration this past Wednesday on his local 105.3 The Fan radio segment, saying, unprovoked, mind you, “I can assure our fans this, it’s going to be very uncomfortable from my standpoint, very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch.”

    Absolutely, not a soul is happy with 8-8, especially on the heels of an 8-8 season, the only time in the 53-year history of the Cowboys that they have finished .500 in consecutive seasons and just the fourth time overall. Not a soul is happy landing there by losing the final two games of the past two seasons, which includes the final game of each season playing for the division title.

    Read more: http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...irection/93624232-3830-477b-b688-058cba2e7ba9
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I have to agree with Mickey...

    This team is better than the one in 2011.

    And the one next season will be better than this one.
  3. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    I am Soooooo tired of the media spins and explanation that losing equates to winning.

    It doesn't. Not in football, not in marbles, not in the Battle between the Sexes nor with your local newspaper/media

    What a bunch of bilge water, Mic.

    Really.

    :starspin RedBaLL ExpreSS :starspin
  4. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ........but what else do you expect from the head cheerleader? Spags has no credibility, he says this every year after this team wins 6-9 games. :banghead:
  5. Vertigo_17

    Vertigo_17 Well-Known Member

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    I'm ok with one more year with JG at the helm, but after that if we don't see marked improvement (e.g. Playoff wins) then it's time to move on

    I get the process but we need to progress
  6. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    So... 9-7?

    :D
  7. LUVDABOYS

    LUVDABOYS Member

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    Not buying it AGAIN Mick... something needs to change. Not change for change sake, but a legitimate, needed change. I'm not sure exactly what that change is, but I suspect a new offense and a offensive coordinator would give me something to look forward to next year.
    I'll get some flack for this one, but if I was Jerry the first person down the road is Jay Rat. It's obvious to me that Jerry thinks he was milking his injuries and could have helped the team if he wanted to. I've wanted a big NT since Ferguson left and have always felt he was playing out of position. Rat's lack of production this year and bad attitude just puts me over the edge. Him being gone only helps the team and forced them to do what they should have done awhile ago Imo..
  8. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    This will make you feel better...Rat had two years left on his contract when the powers that be tore up his contract and gave him a fat bonus and extension.

    They finally get a contract where the player is outperforming it and they chunk it the trash, pure genius.
  9. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Yeah, can't wait to have a better 8-8 team next year.
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    ...:laugh1:...
  11. JsnSA

    JsnSA Member

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    I don't know..it seems like the off season has been the best time to be a Cowboys fan over the last few years. We are always just a few moves away from becoming elite.

    Then the season starts and after a few games you find the same old problems.
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I wonder what it is that people find so threatening about some of us liking the direction of this 8-8 team?
  13. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    So they're all miffed and upset? like they didn't see this coming? This team's destiny was etched in stone 8 months ago and it didn't take Nostradamus to figure it out.

    They must be play-acting for the fans,,, feigned surprise and disgust so that we get the appearance of motion and change on the horizon,,,

    I will acknowledge that they are incrementally better than last year though,,, and a year older.
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Not necessarily a year older. We're getting younger, overall, and adding good players in each of the last two drafts. We're getting younger, and better, but still complaining about our direction, basically.
  15. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Tony isn't getting younger. No replacement in sight. . What direction were we headed again?
  16. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    This headline was probably more palatable the year we beat the Eagles in the playoffs and got owned the next week in Minnesota. Up until the one area that was exposed as a glaring weakness against the Vikings, the offensive line, was completely ignored going into the next season.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    you really flatter yourself.


    Most of us are waiting for this so called improvement to show up in the win loss column. Until then its just hot air.
  18. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I completely agree with this article. This team is different than the past despite another 8-8 finish. We finally have a YOUNG foundation coming together around Romo. Keep Garrett, keep Romo, keep building on this solid foundation. This team fights harder than teams we have seen in the past. We just need a few more pieces to complete the puzzle. We are almost there! Don't give up on them now. It's too early.
  19. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Exactly. We are no longer an expiring older team from the Parcell era. We are a growing young team with a few notable pieces from then. Romo, Witten, Ware. The pieces that should be here.

    It's completely different. Some don't see it yet, but I guarantee they will soon.
  20. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the same thing we were thinking when the team went 8-8 the year prior??:rolleyes: That 'right direction' line was the same then as it is now. The only thing that is known about next season is that the players - those who remain - will be another year older. All the rest is pure speculation

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