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

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

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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. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I don't hate or bash Romo that's just part of the agenda you and many other FANS have. You don't keep things real about the team or Romo because you're a FAN. Some of you choose to run away from the truth and live in a fantasy world where Romo is perfect and the Cowboys are always SB contenders. You post comments that are completely untrue that can't be proven with any of my posts. Any constructive criticism of Romo is construed as hate in your eyes so you're either lost or have an agenda. Frustration and criticism from fans doesn't mean we hate it means we care.
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Let me get this st8. You're saying you're not a FAN! That's an interesting argument! :)
  3. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I'm not a FAN as in Homer I'm a fan as in realist there's a difference. :)
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Those that keep downplaying a good O line never get it. We have never won a SB without a very good O line. Very few teams have. Just because one does now and then is a idiotic reason to ignore the O line.
  5. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I wish you'd care about some other team. It's impossible to debate you on any topic because as soon as your proven wrong on a point you start confusing the issue. For example, I never have ever said Romo is perfect. You just made that up.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Perhaps you're right. Who am I to really truly judge whether you are a fan?

    Maybe I just don't bring up enough negatives to balance my positives......
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  7. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    back to the topic, I think the OL is going to rely on the defense early in the year if the team is going to be successful...if the D can force turnovers and punts more frequently than in year's past, then it could mask the inexperience of the OL; if the D can hold the fort until the OL as a unit can play together for a few games, then yes, they can be good enough for a playoff run if everyone stays healthy
  8. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Ask me again in a few weeks.
  9. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    It's impossible to debate me because I come to the table with facts and examples that causes you to have to change direction. You continue to say one thing and then another once you're being proven wrong. There's a list of teams that proved your initial statement completely false so you changed course. You make it "appear" Romo is perfect always attacking those who point out his shortcomings. I point out the good, bad and ugly with Romo it's called good analysis. No FAN can be taken seriously who trashes the opinions of those who played and coached the game. If ESPN was picking the Cowboys to go to the SB and claiming Romo was primed for an MVP season you wouldn't be trashing them all the time.

    Everything has to be sunshine and roses or you get labeled a hater by FANS like you. Only figures you would post something from Mickey Spagnola who you even admitted is a big Cowboys homer. I'm sure you take everything he has to say about Romo and the team as the gospel. Spagnola has just over 15,000 followers on Twitter which is half the amount Broaddus has who's honest and opinionated. Even Nick Eatman and Calvin Watkins have double the followers Spags has. I stopped listening to Talking Cowboys until Broaddus was added.
  10. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    You're a mod so you have to keep things more positive at least I would assume. You may have opinions on the team you would rather not share here.
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    When I post I'm not a mod but just another member. You'll hear me be critical about some things like the inability to generate turnovers and Romo not protecting the ball. I'm going to be critical about the offense if it continues with the penalty thingy they do. There are other issues but will not bore now. I just see multiple sides of a lot of issues and I like to make my own mind up about things while giving consideration of what others are saying. I can't always say what I'm thinking though. :)
  12. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    The weird thing for me is that based on what I've seen from the line in the preseason if Dallas just picks up Brian Waters (assuming that he's in shape and ready to play like he did for the Patriots a couple of years ago), I truly believe this line would be very solid, with a few ups and downs by the younger players.

    Right now, I just don't know how the Free-Parnell experiment is going to turn out, and I have little faith in Bernadeau if it doesn't work well.

    A line of Smith, Leary, Frederick, Waters, Free could be the best we've put on the field in years. I hope I'll be able to say the same of Smith-Leary-Frederick-Free-Parnell next week.
  13. nathanlt

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    Too many "if" s in that paragraph. If everyone stays healthy.... THAT NEVER HAPPENS!! Dallas then goes from one backup on their O-line to 2 or more. We WILL need a 2nd and 3rd quarterback when the injuries pile up. Be prepared, that's all I'm saying! Dallas needs to trade for a starter on the O-line, then build some stronger backups with smaller trades.

    You're one of the few posters that support our OL as is, and I'd bet your over 30. With 50%+ thinking that think our OL is good enough for a playoff run, (defensive touchdowns aside) must be in their teens, or very inexperienced when it comes to being a football fan. At least that's my suspicion.

    It's crazy to think this O-line is good enough right now! Frederick was a gem, a plug and play starter on the line. Most good lineman take years to develop.
  14. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    haha, I am WELL over 30...and, this is not blind optimism, this is reality...the team is getting younger as a whole (about 60% of the team is in their first or 2nd year)...of course, there are some long in the tooth like Tony, but he is remarkable at staying on the field....I think as a whole, we will have the starters play more games this year
  15. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    with the addition of Brian Waters and Free moving back to RT this line is good enough to win a championship! All of a sudden we have a very good line with some depth Berny as the swing G, Parnell as the swing T and COsta as the backup C.... I'm very excited
  16. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Active Member

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    With Waters now I do!
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