Does anyone think our offensive line is good enough for the playoffs?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by nathanlt, Aug 31, 2013.


What would you do to improve the offensive line?

Poll closed Sep 7, 2013.
Can't afford to trade players/draft picks to improve it, it's good enough for an SB run. 25 vote(s) 52.1%
Trade a player for a starting Guard or backup player for depth 14 vote(s) 29.2%
Trade a draft pick for a starting Guard or backup player for depth 9 vote(s) 18.8%
  1. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    If you think our offensive line is competitive enough, great. If not, what does Dallas need to do to get it there?
  2. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Yes. But game repetitions with the same group will make it much better than it is now.
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  3. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I'll bite. I think we have yet to play one game this season.. let's stop acting like they're going to be terrible already, especially given that they looked like a promising unit in preseason. I don't recall Tony running for his life too many times.
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  4. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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  5. onlyonenow

    onlyonenow Benched

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    I think we will get a pretty good idea in the first game.
  6. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    Well last years O-line was just a game short of being good enough and I think we're better this year so I'll say yes
  7. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    No worse than what the Packers fielded last year and will field again this year. The Packers are fielding the worst pair of tackles in the entire NFL -- a 4th round pick is going to start at LT and a UDFA will start at RT. They also have a UDFA at Center.

    It's possible to hide the weakness of a poor pass blocking offensive line with a QB with a quick release, mobility, and an offense structured to get the ball out quickly.
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Define good enough for the playoffs. You can make the playoffs at 9-7 or 8-8. Good enough to make a run in the playoffs? No. Need at least one more quality lineman in the off season.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Hopefully that will change as the season progresses.
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  10. davey999

    davey999 Well-Known Member

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  11. CrownCowboy

    CrownCowboy Well-Known Member

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    No, it's not.
  12. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    can Smith-Leary-Fred-Free-Parnell stay healthy enough over the course of the season and playoffs..........if lucky enough to string games together as a unit, yet
    Depth will quickly become a problem if needed to be tapped into.
  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The Steelers won a SB in 08 with a worse OL than the Cowboys. The OL has had issues but it's not as horrible as some try and make it appear. The Packers have had success with a worse OL than the Cowboys. I just mentioned in another thread that Aaron Rodgers has been sacked 168 times the last 4 years which is 16 more than any other QB.
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  14. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I think the left side of the OL is good enough, but there's too much uncertainty with the right side.
  15. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    They can be. Just depends on Frees transition to OG and how Parnell progresses as an OT
  16. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Everyone would prefer to hit the ground running (pardon the pun) with our O-line but the truth is that Parnell is still trying to get acclimated, Free has all of 2 preseason quarters experience at his RG position, Leary has ZERO regular season experience, and Frederick is a rookie. This line is going to have to play its way into a groove during the regular season.

    Do I like the potential of this group to be much improved over last year's unit? Yes, I do. But there are growing pains ahead.
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  17. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    Too early to tell but I'm optimistic. It's depth that's the bigger issue.
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  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I admit I was worried going into camp. Now I'm feeling much better. Gotta keep them healthy.
  19. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    Well, they have 8 days to get ready. 8 days a week. I like it.
  20. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    I can't imagine how good GB would be if they had a strong OL.

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