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Gosselin: Cowboys can learn two things from 49ers and Seahawks this weekend

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by stasheroo, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree with Gosselin very often, but I think his case is well presented here and sums up what I feel is a major contributor to this team' s struggles.


    Jerry Jones apparently has decided that coaching was not the problem in the underachievement of his Cowboys in 2013.

    Jones said a month ago that head coach Jason Garrett was safe and, as the days and weeks have passed, it appears coordinators Bill Callahan on offense and Monte Kiffin on defense are safe as well.

    With the money Jones has tied up in this staff, who can blame him? Kiffin, Callahan, Rod Marinelli and Rich Bisaccia are all big-ticket items. Firing assistant coaches each year for a team’s shortcomings can become an expensive proposition for Jones.

    If the voices don’t change, Jones would be wise to press his staff to change its approach. What the Cowboys are doing isn’t working.

    Let’s hope the Jones family, like the rest of us, watched the playoffs on television last weekend to see just what is working in the NFL these days. In particular, what is working in the NFC.

    If the Cowboys hope to one day compete with the San Franciscos and Seattles for NFC titles and Super Bowls, they need to do two things: Run the ball and play defense.

    Both are foreign concepts to this coaching staff.

    The 49ers and Seahawks, who meet for the NFC title on Sunday, finished in the NFL’s top five this season in both rushing and defense. That combination provides the backbone of their Super Bowl aspirations.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/co...ings-from-49ers-and-seahawks-this-weekend.ece
  2. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Dallas will learn nothing from the 49ers and Seahawks and you people will like it!
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Without reading that I know the answer is simply fix the defense.
  4. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    Can they?

    Sure!

    Will they?

    That's the $64K question.

    They make the right noises, but the product on the field tells a different story.
  5. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Again with this myth that we have a good running game. We have an opportunistic running game. When the defense is preoccupied with Dez/Witten, we can do some good things on the ground. When the defense doesn't want us to run, we can't do squat (see end of Washington and entire Philly game). Seattle and San Fran can run anytime they want. We're basically a bunch of wimps compared to them.
  6. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    yep, both san fran and seattle ran the clock out in the 4th quarter. carolina and new orleans knew it was coming, but couldn't stop it. that is the definition of a good running game. when was the last time we were able to run out a game? we always end up giving the ball back to the other team b/c we can't convert on 3rd and short. cowboys need to wake up, get rid of free who is a big wimp in the run game, and also get a big back that can close games.
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  7. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    theSHOW Benched

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  9. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Jerrah only pays for offense..not defense.

    And he thinks that lesser talent on the defense can be coached up by coaches.

    Rob Ryan couldn't do it, neither will Kiffin.

    We don't have two #1s like Parcells had when he took over to rebuild the DL..

    ..so until the change comes from the top..

    ..no change.
  10. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    And avoid injuries. And hope that the draft is successful with key starters able to contribute immediately. And hope that having no cap space does not hinder the acquisition of talent in free agency. And hope that game management from Garrett does not cost us another two games throughout the season. And hope Romo returns at full strength from back surgery.
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  11. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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  12. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Lot of 'hopes' in that post.

    Keep that up and you're gonna wear out your 'H' key!

    ;)
  13. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Jerry jones is a billionaire... He doesn't know anything or deal with anything having to do with "change"(Ching Ching in your pocket)or "cents"(as in common "sense").
  14. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    You forgot the hope that Garrett and his o and d staff will maximize the talents of all 53 of their personnel.

    Goose is right about one thing: The approach has to change if they (Cowboys) are going to keep the coaching staff intact.
  15. al124

    al124 Member

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    Championships start with the trenches. Cowboys aren't going anywhere until they start investing major talent in the OL and DL.

    Matter of fact, if we can take care of those this offseason, I wouldn't be surprised if we make it to the playoffs next year even if we don't add anyone at the skill positions. JMO.
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  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Denver and NE were 19th and 26th in defense and 15th and 9th in running the ball.

    In addition Denver was 1st in passing offense while NE was 10th.
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  17. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    links18 Well-Known Member

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  19. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    That you Coach Garrett?
  20. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    The tragic part is that the very same "hope" is what is driving our executive's decision making for the upcoming season.

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