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How do you fix the mentality of this team

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Cowboy4ever, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Cowboy4ever

    Cowboy4ever Well-Known Member

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    For the longest time, it seems, the team is just does not play 60 minutes of mental football. They play 55-58 minutes, generally. It seems in just about every loss that is under 4 points, we can point to one, maybe 2, bonehead plays that cost us the game or a play where a player didn't execute.

    Just this season for example:

    KC - Dropped pass by Dez
    Chargers - Several dropped passes - WR fumble on the goal line.
    Denver - interception
    Lions - Hold - bad coverage on sideline throw

    It's easy to say fire the coach - and if this was a problem that had only been since he took over, I could get on board with that, but it has been happening with different players since Parcells, to include Wade and now Garrett.

    Fire the GM (not going to happen) - but for all his faults, Jerry is not on the field and I can't think of anything he could possibly do in the owner's box that effects the out come of the game or makes a WR drop a pass or our sure footed kicker miss a FG.

    Cut the players - not going to happen. These mistakes are usually not by the bottom of the roster guys, these are your best players, can't cut them for many reasons.

    This team seems to have a mental block about success. They lose way to many close games because of a stupid mistake or failure to execute under stressful situations.

    How do you fix that?
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The only way to fix it is to make losing unacceptable. That isn't going to happen under this regime, and I dont meant Jerruh. The leaders on this team, most notably Ware, Witten, and to some extent Romo, are way too ok with losing. Handing the reigns to Lee and Dez will help.
    50cent, mrmojo and Ender like this.
  3. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    Let's give Stafford some credit, that was one of the few throws he had to be right on the money with, and he was. He dropped it into a very tight space. And like was said, let guys like Lee and Dez who absolutely despise losing take over. I know I'll probably get flamed for saying this, but it's time for guys like Witten and Ware to move on. Maybe not retire, but leave Dallas. No room in this game for melancholy and nostalgia. And draft Romo's replacement. The window on this core is 99.999% closed.:(:(:(
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Fire the owner.
  5. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Get someone in here to lead the team that actually had to earn his way up the coaching ranks.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Every time a player gets a bone head penalty, they are taken to the locker room and...

    cowboyblue31 and PA Cowboy Fan like this.
  7. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    This team for this year is toast imo, too many injuries now. Really do not see us going anywhere at this point. This core has had too long to get it right and it is no better than 2007. Really disgusted with how this has turned out. Have been the biggest Romo booster going through thick and thin but even I am starting to wonder if this team just does not have the right chemistry for whatever reason.
  8. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    From your keyboard to God's.
  9. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    2007 was THE CHANCE. The team was more than good.
  10. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    The answer is head coach, Dallas needs a head coach who will hold players accountable for their mistakes and also motivate his players during adversity.

    Garrett doesn't seems like head coaching material. Dallas needs a "Leader of Men" not a "It's okay guys, We'll get him next week" type of coach
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  11. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    I totally believe this. Bosworth should be looking for a new job today after his epic fail on the kick return. You cant accept that. CAN NOT. Its not like he is good or anything either.
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  12. crashintonickdm

    crashintonickdm Well-Known Member

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    theres only a few constants since 2006 besides the owner....

    Tony Romo
    Demarcus Ware
    Jason Witten
    Jason Garrett

    One is the franchise QB, another is the former OC now head coach, and the other 2 are future hall of famers.
  13. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Seriously we see Garrett clapping and grinning and cheerleading. Has anyone ever seen him ONCE light into a guy or group of guys on the sideline? Once?
  14. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    But but but LANDRY.

    Garrett is a nobody and the sooner Jerry realizes this, the better.

    Garrett is a politician, not a coach. I can see how he got Jerry fooled, though.
  15. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    I'm not too concerned about bosworth. 12 seconds vs 7 was irrelevant
  16. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    But he made the worst decision possible.

    Maybe Ginger doesnt care, but that was laughably futile.
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    You keep coaching them and hope they learn. Weed out the ones who cannot be trained. Trainable is the appropriate word.
  18. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    The Media would help but they are all back pocket boys in Big D.
  19. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Actually it isn't. Long odds regardless but we had a TO left.

    12 seconds you can get a long completion, call the TO, and try a long FG to win.

    7 seconds reduces those options to one 75 yard pass/run play.
  20. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    "It" stinks from the top to the bottom as always. We as Football Fans know more than the Professionals on the field? I call BS, it's a mentality, this doesn't happen in Chicago...or San Fran...or Baltimore or Seattle......"it" happens in places like Jacksonville and Dallas.

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