Discussion in 'News Zone' started by NewsBot, Sep 22, 2013.
This kind of talk should be banned around Dallas until such time as the Cowboys show a level of consistency and excellence that becomes the rule on Sundays and not the exception. Jimmy Johnson was only half correct, fans and the media have as much optimistic infection as the players do at times. This is one of them. Superbowl talk has derailed this team too many times to count.
Just want the defense to improve each week, like it has been doing this season.
Very solid effort all round by the defense. Kudos.
But it's just one game. As posted above, we need consistently good effort every single week. Next up San Diego. They may be 1-2, but their offense poses a huge challenge, especially on the road. Big test next week.
This quote is going to get overlooked, but it's awesome:
Week after that is P. Manning.
In week 1, the defense got 6 takeaways...but allowed 17,000 yards and a whole mess of points.
In weeks 2 and 3, the defense limited points and yards...but only got 1 takeaway.
The truth is almost always somewhere in the middle. They do seem to be improving and getting used to the 4-3, which is exciting. Just remember that they could keep improving the next two weeks and still look worse because of the level of competition they'll be facing.
It amuses me that there are still posters who think that what fans post on a message board has some sort of influence on how the team plays...
The name of the game isn't just turnovers, one of the biggest thing the Cowboys did against the Rams was limit them to a lot of 3 and outs. The effect is similar in nature to a drive that has a turnover.
It begins with shutting down the run, forcing 2nd and long, and then 3rd and long situations in which we are getting pressure when we send 4. When the offense is effective as it was on Sunday, this helps step one greatly. If you have to pass on 1st down, that probably brings your success rate down to somewhere around 60 percent give or take. That means in two consecutive 1st down situations your odds of getting a complete pass drop to .36 percent. 2nd and 10 isn't a great down and distance to have, especially when you can't run the ball (either because the run is shut down or you don't have the luxury of dedicating to the run).
I think the first sack from the corner blitz by Scandrick set Bradford back on his heels and he never really did recover. It was a brilliant call by Kiffin.
I think that CB blitz will be seen more often. That much speed coming at you can cause a lot of pressure on any QB. Just when teams have both our DE's covered, here comes a DB untouched! Haha! I want to see more of it.
Once defense can play like they did against the Rams and the Giants combined (the best of both worlds), Cowboys will have a defense that puts fear into other teams.
Dallas defense has played good and will keep improving each week..
I see you doing analysis work here and it sounds good. I would ask for how you got the numbers. Also, the defense is responding fast and that has been the BIGGEST asset I have seen. KC did a good job of staying within their game on offense but their defense (Poe) just did damage to the our OL. I agree with other posters that the real competition will be coming up, then we will be able to see where the Cowboys DL and OL stand.
The numbers were guesstimations. The NFL median average for completion percentage is about 60 percent. I can only conclude that most likely that percentage is highest on first down, so I thought probably anywhere between 60 and 65 percent. I then looked at what the odds you would be able to get a complete pass on two consecutive first downs and to do that you multiply 60 percent by 60 percent, which gives you 36 percent.
It's not an exact figure but an estimate to show the overall point that failing to gain yards on first down significantly impairs your ability to move the chains.
Phillips Rivers and SanDiego are hot but the real test is next week vs Denver and Peyton Manning.
When the Cowboys limit teams to 7 or less point and have 3 or more turnovers a game, the Cowboys will on their way to a top rated defense.
bump...they looked like HOT garbage in SDiego today....complete hot garbage.