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I can't even imagine the Cowboys playing this late in the season

Discussion in 'Jerry/Garrett/Rant Zone' started by cej757, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    We'd easily hang with theses teams if we played equivalent defense. We don't, and we're sitting home because of it.
  2. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    But that "transitional property" never works in football. This year the Cowboys beat the Rams handily, Rams beat the Bears handily, but the Bears had their way with Dallas. Similarly, though the Bears had their way with Dallas, and the Eagles smeared the Bears, Dallas was able to soundly win the game in Philly.
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  3. ftghb

    ftghb Active Member

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    Throw the Saints defense (with rob ryan) in there. Sea, Car, NO and SF represent the league's top 4 defenses. Can't get by with good offense + mediocre defense to win anymore. The saints and the packers feature as many weapons as almost any team in the league and both were held in check. To run the table in the NFC, you need a good defense (at the very least a run stuffing defense)
  4. zack

    zack Well-Known Member

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    Yeah because the QBs this weekend had so much to do with victory. Did you see the QB performances? This weekend was about defense and running the ball.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I had no idea! I must have missed your other 13,272 posts saying the same thing. :eek:
  6. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    thats not really fair. You dont think in Tom Brady's case, for example, the defense decided to let them run the ball and just not have Brady carve them up?
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  7. crazytown41

    crazytown41 Well-Known Member

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    The Pats have had far more devastating injuries than we have this season. Look where they are. Amazing what good coaching a competent GM can do.
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  8. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree. And on offense, they have had rookie free agent type WRs, journeymen RBs, and for several games they operated with non pass-catching TEs. There is something about the Patriots team and it goes beyond just Tom Brady. They come off as a team that no matter who they are missing or what positions they simply lack talent, it doesnt matter. They are going to find a way to get it done. I have to believe this stems from their head coach. While Jason Garrett will continue to try to force a square peg into a round hole, Belichick goes out looking for a square hole or a round peg......and he'll take and use whichever he locates first.
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  9. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Active Member

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    this weekend of football just goes to show how far off this team really is from competing in this league if they don't figure out how to get lots better this off season four wins will b e a big total for them
    they will be drafting in the top five in 2015 draft
  10. cej757

    cej757 Well-Known Member

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    I know that, but unfortunately our qb is a guy that I like to call a BallHog. He's not having fun unless he's the one making throws and checking out of runs so he can throw it. We can't make the excuse anymore about the o-line and the running game not working because it was this season and he still went away from it.
  11. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    we wont make the playoffs next season, have you seen our schedule?
  12. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    nope
    it is all injuries

    if only we had "equivalent defense"
  13. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    not to worry, next year is year 4 of garrett's 5 year process
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    They're amazingly well coached. No doubt about it. But I don't think their guy is going to be available any time soon.
  15. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    The sad thing is it used to be unthinkable for the team NOT to make deep penetration into the playoffs. I remember one year when the team lost in the divisional playoffs and the commentators saying it was the first time in X number of years that the Cowboys exited the playoffs so EARLY. Now if we even got that far, it would be considered a big accomplishment.
  16. Offsides

    Offsides New Member

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    Should the cowboys get a new strength and conditioning staff. why all the muscle pulls etc... Broken bones and torn ligaments happen in the battle but these guys get hurt without any contact.
  17. zack

    zack Well-Known Member

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    Do you really know the for fact? Unless you are in the meeting rooms and game planning you cannot say what he audibles out of. Clearly our HC passes first as evidenced by the last game of the year.

    Blame the offensive coordinator from going away from it not the QB.

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