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News: ESPN Dallas: Five key games for Cowboys in 2011

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Most important games on this year's schedule will take place away from home
    [IMG] By Todd Archer
    ESPNDallas.com
    Archive

    IRVING, Texas -- So what are the five biggest games of the season for the Dallas Cowboys?

    They all come on the road because the home schedule is not too sexy when you take away the NFC East foes.

    Here goes:

    Sept. 18 at San Francisco


    How in the world can the second game of the season be against a team that finished 6-10 in 2010 and has a new coach in 2011 be considered one of the biggest? Because of the Sept. 11 opener at the New York Jets, that's why. It will be extremely difficult for the Cowboys to win the opener against a team that has been to the AFC Championship Game in the past two seasons. If you pencil that in as a loss, then the Cowboys must leave San Francisco with a win to avoid a second straight 0-2 start. The only time the Cowboys started a season 0-2 and made the playoffs in Jerry Jones' tenure as owner and general manager came in 1993. That's not a good omen.

    Read the rest: http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/columns/story?columnist=archer_todd&id=6392053
  2. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    I stopped at "if you pencil in Week 1 as a loss"

    I'm not penciling in squat.
  3. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Yep . . . that game will likely be difficult but it's far from a forgone conclusion the Jets will emerge victorious. I'm quite sure that's why the games are played. Pencil it in . . . ha!
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I see 16 key games. :D

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