News: FWST: Cowboys offense continues to sputter, scoring only 17 points

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    -- Charean Williams

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took exception to a question about the fact that the Cowboys offense had scored only 17 points.

    "How many?" Romo asked, pointing out the final score was 38-23.

    Yes, but....

    The Eagles offense actually outscored the Cowboys offense, 23-17, but Dallas was the beneficiary of three return touchdowns. It marked the first time in team history the Cowboys have returned a punt for a touchdown, an interception for a touchdown and a fumble for a touchdown.

    The Cowboys offense didn’t do much, but it did enough.

    “We still need to correct the things we didn’t do as well in this game and build off the stuff that we did,” said Romo, who played through his bruised arm. “If we keep creating turnovers and special teams plays well, boy, we could be a good ballclub. We really could.”

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  2. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    While I agree that the offense still has issues, the defensive and special teams scoring plays took away possession series form the offense. That's a good thing of course, but it also makes me worry less about yesterday's game in particular when it comes to the offense's scoring.

    If you look at most teams in the league this year, when you see scores of 30+, the teams had help from turnovers and/or special teams to achieve those scores. The only real problem is that the Cowboys have only done this in one game so far.

  3. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    exactly, very flawed premise for this article.
  4. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    The offense looked like crap as usual. Love the win but our offense did nothing to make me feel like they are turning the corner. Its still the same 18ppg offense its been all year
  5. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    against a tough defense in a very hostile place without our top back (and a big drop off after him) -- I'll take the win--it's a team game and without the other 2 phases of the game, no offense is very good
  6. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Yep, our offense had only eight possessions when we even tried to score. (We just tried to run out clock on our last two possessions.) The Eagles had 13 offensive possessions when they tried to score, not even including their final possession when they got the ball with 46 seconds left.

    The offense wasn't great, but getting two touchdowns and a field goal out of eight possessions (none with great field position) is more than adequate.
  7. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Not to mention the fact that Philly got 6 first downs as a result of penalties. Had those not occurred, we probably get 2-3 more possessions. Even if it only turns into 6 points, that's a big difference in a game like that.

    The offense wasn't explosive, but at least it was pretty efficient and didn't do anything to put the defense in a terrible position or blow the game altogether like it has at times this year. That first TD drive to answer Philly was excellent, and really huge. If we went 3 and out or turned the football over, Dallas doesn't win.
  8. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    i thought we was playing keep away and time mgt in the 4 th qtr??????
  9. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Dallas's final pass attempt was the TD pass to Bryant to end the 3rd quarter. I think they gave up trying to score.
  10. punchnjudy

    punchnjudy Well-Known Member

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    All that matters is the cows offense and ST didn't screw the pooch...theirs did.

    Can they win with any kind of consistency like that?

    I don't know; if they can avoid turning it over themselves, then they might.
  11. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    Bunch of excuses. This offense sucks.
  12. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I'll never understand why certain arguments only work against us.

    I have a friend who's an Eagle's fan tell me that we won....but Vick was hurt. Yeah....that excuse sure didn't work for me last year when we had Mcgee playing for three and a half quarterrs.

    Yeah....our offense was outscored by the Eagle's offense. Just like two weeks ago when our offense outscored the Giant's offense.

    But that excuse doesn't fly.

    Only for the other team.
  13. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    Ditto Baltimore.
  14. elcowboi

    elcowboi Well-Known Member

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    Great point.
  15. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I'm not going to look at this last game since we haven't gotten many TOs this year. Yes, I loved the game and that's what you want to see.

    That doesn't change the fact that the vast majority of the year we haven't run the ball well, made a ton of penalties, gave the ball up too much, can't score well in the RZ (40% TDs), can't sustain drives due to aforementioned penalties as well as dropped passes and overthrown balls yada, and we have two WRs who don't run their routes well in a timing offense.

    That's cause for concern. We're scoring 18 per and we've been outscored this year.

    Not whining. Those are the facts.
  16. CowboysYanksLakers

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    I have to agree... This offense is not consistant enough. They must work on this against Cleveland and Washington.
  17. KD Drummond

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    This hits the nail squarely on the head. Their backup quarterback outscored their starting quarterback, yet somehow it lessens the quality of the win because he was in there?

    The poster that pointed out our lack of possessions due to the return scores is on the mark as well. What happens if the punt only takes us to the 30, and the interception return to the 20... the offense scores more points than 17. What happens if on the sack fumble, Hatcher lands at the one; easy touchdown for Felix.

    These are the scores that every other team in the NFL gets to help pad their scoring. It's an extremely flawed point of view to single out an offense scoring 17 points on only 8 possessions. Is the offense perfect? Far from it, but it was more than enough. That's 25+ points in a normal 12-14 possession game.
  18. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    offense is sub-par
  19. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    Tony Romo's offense averages 17.75 ppg...No excuses for that
  20. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    I don't think anyone is claiming that the offense shouldn't be performing better, just that using the Eagles game as an example of that is a flawed premise.

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