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News: DMN: Stephen Jones: Cowboys offensive line is ‘starting to come together’

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    By Jon Machota / Special Contributor
    jmachota@dallasnews.com
    5:38 pm on October 8, 2012 | Permalink

    When it hasn’t been false starts and holding calls, it’s been little protection for Tony Romo and few holes for DeMarco Murray and the run game.
    But according to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, the front five enters Week 6 coming off their best showing of the young season.

    “I do think they’re starting to come together,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “Believe it or not, we believe they played their best game against the Bears. (They) had gotten rid of the penalties and we’re actually doing some good things. We just got behind because of turnovers. I feel like we’re heading in a good direction.”

    Read more: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2...nsive-line-is-starting-to-come-together.html/
  2. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    This is the guy taking over for jj when he is gone. Wow.
  3. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    oil-men, not football- men
  4. fivetwos

    fivetwos Member

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    SNAKE oil, you must mean.
  5. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    Well in all fairness to Stephen what else is he supposed to say? I bet behind doors they got their collected behinds chewed up by the coaches. If Ngata and company are who we think they are, we're in for another long game with Romo running his life just like Cassell was last weekend.
  6. slomoxn

    slomoxn Well-Known Member

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    In Bizarro World our ofensive line is the best in the league.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    That's not exactly what Stephen said...

    He just mentioned that they played their best game against the Bears...and to a small extent they did. He didn't say they didn't need improvement, tho.
  8. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

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    This is as bad as some of the stuff that spews from Goodell's mouth. Sometimes, it is best to be quiet, Stephen. If he hasn't learned that by watching his father, I have doubts that he ever will.
  9. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't put in quite as glowing terms, but I would tend to agree that they did play arguably their best game of the season against the Bears.

    Given the level of competition and the Bears defensive line, I thought pass ptotection was considerably better than in the prior two weeks.

    Doug Free in particular, seemed to elevate his level of play.

    That said, the running game still struggled and that area needs vast improvement.

    They will get another stern test against the Raves and we'll see if Stephen's optimistic assessment rings true or not.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    other then that Mrs Lincoln how did you like the play?
  11. jjktkk

    jjktkk Active Member

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    You do realize that that Stephen is being asked questions by the media right? Mums the word doesn't really jell when your the 2nd highest Cowboys exec.
  12. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    the apple doesnt fall far from the tree

    he is learning from the best shyster in the business
  13. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Stephen is that far off. I'm sick of people pointing the finger only at the oline. The penalties were down against the Bears, the sacks were down against the Bears. 80% of this league's oline's are just as bad as ours is. Garrett needs to start calling better plays, quicker developing plays/schemes to combat a weak offensive lines. Other teams have done this but the Cowboys haven't adjusted to it. I know the run blocking is bad but that's where Garrett has to be less predictable and start coming up with some imagination on offense. Every team we play know what plays are being called. That falls on the head coach/o-coordinator.
  14. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Say it again.
  15. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    So they have they gained more talent in the last week?
  16. dhaber

    dhaber Member

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    "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    After the Tampa game, there was nowhere to go, but up. Ya know?

    Let's hope the pass protection from the Bears game continues its improvement...and the run game comes together a bit.
  18. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    these guys must think the fans are delusional,they fail to draft Olinemen and bring in 2 JAGs and expect that to be an upgrade? Jerry has wasted the best years of Tony Romo,we may have wait another 10 years till we get a QB like him in Dallas.
  19. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    It's pointless to rationalize to the masses in here. It does not fit their agenda. Few will understand, more will dismiss.
  20. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    So he's supposed to get interviewed on the radio and say....... nothing.

    Ok. LOL.

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