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News: FSSW: Sturm: Morning After: Cowboys physically beaten down in Seattle

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    September 17, 2012

    Mistakes, mistakes, and even more mistakes.

    It started with the most demoralizing mistake a team can have; a fumbled kickoff return off the opening kick from the uninspiring Felix Jones.

    Followed by a roughing penalty on Josh Brent.

    After that, a dropped interception by Bruce Carter (would have been a tough play for sure).

    Then, a dropped pass by Jason Witten. There will be more of those.

    Next, came a blocked punt, where Dan Conner cannot hold his man off. The punt is returned for a Touchdown.

    Then, Dez Bryant drops a pass that nearly hits him in the face and would have had the ball down to about the Seattle 10.

    On the next play, Tony Romo makes about as poor a read as a QB can make, throwing into a crowd of defenders from across his body and across the field. Horrid throw that is intercepted and taken the other way, and snuffing out a drive that took points off the board.

    Read the rest: http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/0...ding_cowboys.html?blockID=791625&feedID=10194
  2. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    This is a point I was making in the game thread. The Cowboys are in dire need of a change in narrative.

    But you wonder if it's possible at this point. It's become so ingrained in their core players.
  3. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I was looking forward to reading his article today, thank you for posting.

    This is a hell of a start.

  4. MagicMan

    MagicMan Active Member

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    I agree with the belief that this team cannot deal with any success at all....hence the win one lose one pattern. No prolonged winning streaks in the last decade. .500 team that it is. Land of mediocrity like the majority of teams.

    I think the BIGGEST negative is that the Cowboys organization no longer can get the BEST coaches available for the team----JJ can only get those that are willing to work for HIM. Mediocre coaches= mediocre players= mediocre record. Why are we surprised? :mad:
  5. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    That is funny Callahan, Robinson and Henderson are all well thought of coaches in the league.

    The team needs to get physical which is why i liked the Carr signing he is a physical cb ad i was hoping he rub off on this team. Bryant is a physical WR, Murray is a physical back but we need the rest of the team to follow that lead
  6. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    Giants are no different and they won. No excuses. We just didn't execute. It wasnt about dealing with success.
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    What?
  8. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    The.....Giants.....struggle.....with......being......favorites......yet.....they......still......won......a.....championship.
  9. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    Basically the Giants are exactly what the writer is describing. Only I don't think the Cowboys were still happy about the Giants win. I think they just didn't execute. Im' re-watching the game right now. I advise everyone else to do the same. You'll probrably feel a lot better about the future to be honest.
  10. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    What?
  11. Flinger

    Flinger Active Member

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    Excellent article. Very well written. Strum is good....
  12. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They where underdogs to the Packers and the Patriots last year
  13. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it's the point he's trying to make but when the Giants were favorites last year they struggled (got beat by Seattle as well... at home... with Charlie Whitehurst as the QB).

    The Giants typically struggle when they are the favorites and thrive when they are the underdog. They were the underdog in just about every game in the playoffs except maybe the Atlanta game.

    But to the contrary, the Cowboys most likely will never be underdogs if they're having a winning season. So our team needs to learn to play as favorites.
  14. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    also, you have to win at least 3 (possibly 4) consecutive playoff games to win the SB

    i cant imagine what this team would be like if they actually made it to the SB when they eat the cheese after just one opening day win
  15. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    I wanted more nuts and bolts of what was happening in the trenches. Who exactly was getting beat. Was it technique or purely physical. If it was mostly physical...this team is in big trouble because they have Chicago, Baltimore, Carolina and Giants coming up shortly.
  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    On offense it was easy– the two tackles.

    On defense, it's mixed bag. Both Spears and McCray had bad days, but a lot of it was due to injuries to the defense and being out there virtually the entire second half.

    How does the team improve from this point?

    Stop the drops.

    Improve the play of the offensive tackles.

    Do both of those and good things will happen.
  17. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    Spears was trash on the 36 yard run by Lynch

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