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DMN: Gosselin: Despite loss, I was shocked Cowboys' defense rose to occasion against Eagles

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Gosselin: Despite loss, I was shocked Cowboys' defense rose to occasion against Eagles
    Catch SportsDay On Air twice per week on Fox Sports Southwest, when Dallas Morning News experts discuss hot sports topics from the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Rangers, high schools and colleges (check our TV listings for air times). Here is a highlight from Monday's episode featuring Rick Gosselin and Evan Grant:

    On if you were surprised the Dallas Cowboys were in the position to win their Sunday-night game against the Philadelphia Eagles late in the game?

    Gosselin: “I was shocked at how the defense played. I didn’t think this defense could stop anybody. I think that defense rose up. I thought it’d be close. I think I picked a 6-point score in the paper. I thought it would be closer than most people would have guessed, but I never saw this defense playing like that.”

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...s-defense-rose-to-occasion-against-eagles.ece
  2. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    I was more shocked that we lost that game, although I know that I shouldn't have been...
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    gotta agree that I never thought the D would play that well
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  4. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    With each next 3 and out, I started to get a little peeved, .. wondering "where has this been all year long?" LOL

    But seriously, I was surprised and pleased that the defense rose up, .. even to the point that they got into Fole's head with the pressure and knocking him around.
  5. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    5 sacks also, after a long drought. Too bad the offense and coach blew the thing!

    We could be sitting here talking about how NO is going to crush us right now instead what fake coaches we are bringing in to mask the insufiencies of our green HC.
  6. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick

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    Collinsworth was spot on when he identified that Foles takes his eyes completely off of downfield when he has some pressure. I wonder if our coaches picked up on that and blitzed more thinking our suspect secondary would be in the clear.
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  7. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    I think having Carr feeling better from the flu and having Claiborne back in the lineup gave the coaches more options in regards to blitzing.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Both on the nosy!
  9. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Well-Known Member

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    Serious question: I am average Joe and I get a free flu shot through my company every year. One would think the Cowboys have their players get a flu shot. You know, being the high revenue generator that they are, providing a free flu shot might be a drop in the bucket. I never understood players coming down with the flu. If the team doesn't pay for a shot, they make enough to get one on their own.
  10. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    Yes..

    The corner play was the best all year.

    And those are no slouch TE/WRs on the Iggles, either
  11. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    the fans are happy we gave up 24 points? I was hoping for 3 like last time.
  12. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    The flu shot doesn't necessarily prevent you from getting the flu. Too many strains.
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  13. 1LoyalCowboyFan

    1LoyalCowboyFan Active Member Zone Supporter

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    That is correct. Studies are made and each year the flu shot is different. They take into account the strains they expect that year to go around and design the flue shot to help combat most. On top of that, most people confuse the common cold with the flu. You definitely can still get pretty sick and not have the flu.

    Source: Girlfriend works at hospital on the business side. She is pretty upset I never get my flu shot.
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Unless allergic to it then get it.
  15. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I used to never get a flu shot either, .. but when my grandson was born (3 yrs ago) they suggested that I get one since I would be around him.

    No big deal, .. I would do anything for him. So I have had one each year since.
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  16. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Could have been 31. That 4th and goal from the 1 inch line was amazing.
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  17. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Then you have not been paying attention.

    The Iggles are a way better team now than when we played them earlier, .. and Foles is a waaaay better QB than when we played them previously.

    Their offense has been explosive, ... our defense was solid.
  18. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the 3 point example was made in jest. 24 points was pretty darn good considering what our defense had been. The striking part that bothered me about this was that we lost the game and sadly, it is like a death in the family. I need more time before I celebrate anything that is part of the death of the 2013 season.
  19. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    It's OK to acknowledge that the defense played well, .. and nobody will accuse you of celebrating the loss.
  20. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    The effectiveness of each year's flu shot is based on how accurate the projection is on which strain will be prevalent that year. They are making an educated guess.
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